7 Hobbies to Take up During the Colder Months

The days are getting shorter. The nights are getting colder. And us? Well, we’re becoming more lethargic. It’s easy heading straight for your couch when summer is no longer calling you outside for some fun in the sun. That’s why we knew we needed to do some digging and find a few hobbies you can take a stab at no matter the season.

1. Find your green thumb with indoor gardening. 

While it’s getting cold and a whole lot less green outdoors, you can still bring some life to your space. Potted plants like orchids, lilies, and succulents are easy to care for and will thrive just fine in your dorm room’s window sill.


2. Step up your photography game. 

If you’re always searching for the perfect Instagram filter, you go to extreme lengths to capture the best lighting in your selfies, and you have no shame snapping a pic of your meal before digging in, then this hobby is basically a given, right? Work on sharpening your skills this season and see how many likes your Instagram pics start racking up.



3. Try your hands at blogging.

We love this idea. Why? Because you can start a blog about literally anything you enjoy. Writing is also really therapeutic, and it’s a great way to unwind after a long day.


4. Perfect your baking skills.

It’s the season where we’re all indulging in our favorite baked goods. Apple crisps, pumpkin pies…Mmmm. If the kitchen is where you really feel alive, why not spend some free time whipping up a new recipe here and there? We’re sure you’ll find plenty of delicious goods on Pinterest.


5. Cozy up with some knitting patterns.

From chunky cable-knit throw blankets to warm and fashionable infinity scarves, there are plenty of cozy creations a knitting hobby can bring about. A hobby that’s also functional? Yeah, we’re about that.


6. Find your favorite workout. 

Working out in itself might not be an enticing hobby, but that’s because you have to find the right fit for you. Maybe you get some extreme gym-timidation when you enter a weight room, but you can totally get behind something like aerial yoga, rock climbing, or barre classes. Get creative!


7. Get crafty with furniture flips and DIYs.

Having an eye for design and home decor can be such a tease when you’re on a college budget. But hey, we can all channel the budget-friendly creativity of HGTV’s Flea Market Flip. Scour your Pinterest boards, take a stroll down the aisles at your local craft store, and see what kinds of DIY projects you can get your hands on this season.

What else can you think of? Share your thoughts in the comments below!


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  1. Karin Moten says:

    I’ve became intuned with my inner Chef. I recently started growing my own herbs, right in my kitchen. I, also found on -line 30 minute meals and easy snacks for on the go.

  2. Sherilynn Vineyard says:

    Pretty basic ideas.

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