When people talk about hobbies, we often think of something pretty run of the mill – like reading, or running, or watching movies. If you are getting tired of hearing about the same old hobbies time and time again – or even getting bored of doing the same old hobbies again and again – then why not be the change in the conversation and spice up your free time with an exciting or daring hobby.
Obviously while doing any of these it’s important to work with a professional and instructor to make sure you are safe – but they are a lot more exciting than sitting at home watching movies!
Although it takes a lot of practice to become any good, stunt sports like BMX or roller skating are really exciting to pursue. You could even add an extra layer of unusualness by opting to learn to ride a stunt scooter. This might be a great option for any bike or scooter riding aficionados out there, as progressing from regular riding to stunt riding is a great basis to start from.
Though this might not be something you do every weekend, skydiving is an awesome thing to be able to tell people you have done or do. If you really love it, you can even work towards an instructional qualification, and perhaps even turn it into a profession! This can be a really addictive hobby, so be warned before you get started.
For the explorer or marine biologist in you, scuba diving may be your new passion. Have you ever wanted to see a shipwreck first hand or come nose to nose with a clown fish? Then why not take up this exciting hobby? You don’t always need to live near open water, either – though scuba diving tips can take you anywhere, many local pools actually run qualification courses so you can learn to dive wherever you are.
A great way to keep fit as well as to explore new places, climbing is a thrilling sport that is a workout for your whole body. Additionally, you don’t have to travel to enjoy it; most towns will have their own climbing centre, and depending on how seriously you want to take your new hobby you can do anything from pop down to the centre once a week to go bouldering to signing up to climbing trips away. The best thing about climbing is that you can enjoy both indoor and outdoor climbing, meaning that it’s something you can enjoy no matter how the weather is.
A lesson in focus as well as in fitness, archery can be a really satisfying skill to learn and if you wanted to, you could even enter competitions – it’s great to have achievements outside of the workplace and can be a fun way to meet new people. I actually think archery can be a really fun date idea if you’re looking for something new to do with your partner.
Hopefully, at least one of the ideas on this list appeals to you as an exciting hobby that will brighten up your free time!