Winter Is Here! Here are 6 Hobby Ideas Perfect for the Winter Season

Winter Is Here! Here are 6 Hobby Ideas Perfect for the Winter Season

  • Bharat Sharma
  • 07/12/2018

It’s that time of the year – when the weather is cold and you don’t want to do anything but stay indoors and enjoy some relaxing time.


Sure, netflix and sleeping are two great ways to spend your time - but what if you could actually do something worthwhile?


Winters are just the right time for following your favorite past-time or indulging in a creative new hobby. Plus, you get to spend your winter holidays having fun!



So, how about learning something new and interesting this winter? Don't worry you won't always have to step outside the comfort of your home to pick up a fun hobby in winters. 


Maybe the drawing lessons you always wanted to take up or the new language you wanted to learn – winter is here and so is the time to get going with something that gives you creative satisfaction, relaxation and peace of mind.


Here are 6 hobby ideas that are perfect for the winter season –


Winter Hobby #1: Learn a Musical Instrument


Love listening to music? Learning a musical instrument during winters can be a fun hobby to try!


No, you don’t always have to step outside and join a music class near you (although it’s recommended to learn from a teacher) – simply search online on YouTube and get through the basics of music.


Did you know – by just spending 20 minutes a day practicing a musical instrument, you can actually play something in a matter of few weeks!


This goes true for any musical instrument that you might want to play – guitar, drums, saxophone, violin etc. Start practicing basic chords, notes everyday and soon you'll get better at it. 


Winter is the right time to start learning music (and practicing it) – who knows you could be playing your favorite songs in the new year soon!


Also Read: 7 awesome websites for learning something new


Winter Hobby #2: Knitting/Crochet Making



If you’re new to knitting – winters are the perfect time to learn and practice this amazing hobby.


Knitting isn’t just a hobby that is limited to the old and elderly, in fact, a lot of youngsters are learning knitting (or crochet making) in their free time to earn a passive income by crotchet making.


Did you know – knitting/crotchet making is also one of those hobbies that can help you relieve stress and anxiety


If being creative interests you – knitting can help you create beautiful designs for scarves, sweaters, caps and much more. Give it a try – if you get good at it, you’ll actually make yourself some comfy and warm winter apparel!


Even Hollywood actress Meryl Steep loves to knit in her free time.


Winter Hobby #3: Reading       


What better way to spend your winter time than curling up in a bed with a good book!


Reading is a hobby that will help you make the most of your winter break, without even stepping outside in the cold. All you need is a couple of books and you can enjoy your leisure time (and also gain knowledge).


Getting wiser in winters, why not! Reading will help you gain knowledge and also become a better person.


If you are someone who isn’t sure what to read – start with this list of the best books of 2018.


If you are someone who doesn’t want to spend time reading, - let us remind you that reading is one hobby that everyone must have in life.


So, grab a book and spend your winter time reading and learning!


Winter Hobby #4: Yoga



As much fun and chill winters are, there’s no denying the fact that it is also one of those times of the year when our bodies are more prone to allergies and infections.


Yoga is the perfect hobby for building your physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing.


Practicing yoga during winters (when our immunity and mood both run low) is a great way to spend your leisure time on yourself. 


And no – you don’t have to be an expert to practice yoga at home. In fact, if you are ready to start, here are 6 yoga poses to boost your immunity against winter-related ailments.


So, bring out your yoga mats and get ready to be a healthier, fitter and better you this winter!


Winter Hobby #5: Drawing/Colouring



The great artist Pablo Picasso once said – “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.”


You will be glad to know that even if you don’t have any drawing talent right now – you can still learn and practice this art during winters.


Did you know: Drawing and Colouring have been proven to reduce stress and improve mood. It can also inspire you to think creatively.


Don’t worry if you don’t know where to start learning. Here are some websites that will teach you to draw for free.


If you wish to make your winter holidays a bit more colourful – how about picking up a colouring book for adults and enjoy this relaxing hobby.


For people who don’t mind stepping outside in winters, joining an art and craft class near you is also a great way to nurture your creative and artistic side.



Winter Hobby #6: Puzzles/Sudoku



Just like your body - your mind also needs to workout during winters.


Reading will give you a mental stimulation but you can take it a notch higher with puzzles, crosswords and Sudoku.


Staying indoors during winters might limit your options to have fun and keep yourself entertained – but if you are engrossed in solving puzzles, you’ll get your dose of entertainment and mental stimulation.


Did you know: playing Sudoku can also cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in life.


Puzzle solving is one of the best indoor hobbies to try during winters. Both kids and adults can indulge in this activity and give their mind and soul something challenging and interesting to pursue!


Related: 6 creative hobby ideas to try in your free time


Bonus Winter Hobby: Origami


Searching for a unique indoor winter hobby to pursue? Check out Origami – a super fun and interesting creative hobby that anyone can learn.


Basically, origami is the art of folding paper to create unique shapes and designs. It can be practiced and learned by both kids and adults without any special skill or training.


All you need is paper, time and patience – soon enough you can learn and get better at this amazing DIY hobby.


If you are ready to give this hobby a try this winter, read our guide to learn Origami.


Over to You

If you are still reading this – we urge you to take some time and pursue a hobby this winter season.


Still need reasons to learn something new this winter? Here’s why you should –

  • A hobby gives you creative pleasure and purpose
  • A hobby helps beat stress and reduce anxiety
  • A hobby can improve your mood, health and concentration


So, what are you waiting for?


Spend your winter time wisely by learning something new – be it music, dance, drawing or reading there’s literally something everyone can do in this season of cold and comfort!


Winters allow you time to stay indoors and do something that you love. If you are creative (or want to be) – it's time to pick up a winter hobby today! 



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