Millions of people took up new hobbies during the great lockdown of 2020. Unfortunately, those pursuits weren’t always begun out of desire but out of necessity. Now that 2021 is more than half over and most of society is getting outside more often, many are rethinking what they want to do with their free time.
But, this time around they’re choosing things they actually like to do, like exploring the stress relief power of meditation, investigating the fun world of classic cars, learning the fine art of Japanese tea ceremony, taking up ballroom dancing, and more. With the sole exception of meditation, all the hottest current hobbies are social affairs and require leaving one’s home to become a participant. Here’s a look at several fun hobbies for the post-lockdown era.
For many adults all over the world, meditation has nothing to do with religious beliefs. Instead, the practice is a way to find relaxation in an overactive, stressful world. The main attraction, for many, is that it’s strikingly easy to learn, can be done practically anywhere, costs nothing, and delivers measurable benefits for those who stick with it. To get started, check out any of the hundreds of websites that cater to new meditation enthusiasts. Then, set aside 15 minutes or more each day to find out what it truly means to become calm and relaxed.
Classic Car Auctions
Attending art, antique, estate, or car auctions can be an intriguing way to pass an afternoon or evening when you have the time. Car enthusiasts often attend these events just to browse at some of the awesome vehicles that rolled off assembly lines in the 1940s and later. Checking out local classic vehicle auctions can be a fun and educational hobby, especially if you already have an interest in cars. And, if you’re thinking about buying classic cars online rather than at a live auction, all you have to do is check out an no cost guide that explains how online auctions work, which ones offer the best deals for new bidders, and how to find the ones that offer your favorite vehicles.
Traditional Japanese tea ceremony clubs are popping up in most large cities and elsewhere. Why? Some say it’s because of the calming aspect of the practice, or the attention to the way the human body moves as it prepares a simple serving of green tea. For at least 1,200 years, people in China and Japan have made an intentional ritual out of tea preparation and consumption. Today, tea ceremony is enjoying a resurgence of popularity in the West, particularly in Europe, Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. Join one of the many beginner clubs online to get a feel for what the hobby is all about.
For at least two decades, ballroom dance as a casual hobby for non-competitors has been undergoing a renaissance of sorts. TV shows that feature competitive dancers have soared in popularity as people from all walks of life discover anew how fun, healthful, social, and invigorating it can be to do the waltz, cha-cha, foxtrot, or other dances.