What do you do in your leisure time when in the hostel? Colleges take up most of your time, but you do find yourself having a lot of spare time at the hostel. Instead of lazing around or signing into your Netflix or Prime account may try out a few hobbies and sharpen your skills. So, here are a few hobbies to take up when bored in the hostel.
9 Hobbies to take up when bored in the hostel
1. Dance your socks off
While we all know to put our hands up and strike that bhangra step. But why not take it a step ahead. Learn to move your hips like Shakira or master the Micheal Jackson moe. Youtube is filled with video tutorials to cater to your choice of the dance form, which can turn your novice skills to expert level.
2. Play the music
Has it always been your childhood dream to play on the stage and be a sensation? Whether you already know how to play or are a complete beginner, there enough aid present online to polish your skills. You can learn the guitar, piano, violin, flute, drums or just about anything that interests you.
3. Learn a new language
Learning a new language needs a lot of practice. But this skill will also look good in your resume. If you do this with pure dedication, you will become fluent in the language of your choice in about half a year. Now that sounds pretty cool.
4. Finish that unfinished novel
Many of us have an unfinished novel. Or have an idea which can actually turn into a bestseller. So release your inner author. Make use of the spare time and fill up the pages with fictional reality, poems, jokes or whatever comes naturally to you. Completion of the novel will give you a much greater satisfaction.
5. Endeavour a new skill
Pick up a new skill. It could be sketching, painting, photography or anything that fascinates you. It’s never too late to learn something new. Embrace the artistic side of you starting from the basics and with practice, you’ll be able to see improvements.
6. Hit the gym
Basically, exercise. Find the workout you’re most comfortable with. It could be yoga, cardio, running etc. Being healthy and fit is not just for looking good but it makes you feel good from within, boosts up your brain and feels fresh the whole day.
7. Upgrade your animation, photoshop skills
If you like visual art, then fire up the creative spark in you. Animation and photoshop are fun skills you can learn via online. If you have a flair for art this will appeal to you to a great deal.
8. Get going with your own blog
Starting your own blog may seem daunting because you need to have some knowledge about web designing, content creation, social media. But it gives you a sense of community who share the same interests as you. You can share your views, ideas, thoughts, tips, and tricks.
9. Become competent in knitting
We all have sweaters or scarves knitted by our grandmas, moms or aunts. While viewed as almost a defunct skill but think the joy you’ll bring to your close-ones when you gift them something that you have knitted or stitched. This skill will help you in the long run.
So, here are some hobbies to take up to this summer when feeling bored in your hostel. However, this list is not exclusive, there is an infinite number of things you can take up as a hobby. Whatever you do, just do not sit idle in the summer and make the best of it by learning or doing something which will turn into a lifetime experience.