Nobody wants to be around a boring person. Boring people suck energy and are not fun to be with. If you feel that you are a boring person or if you have been told that you are by a good number of people, perhaps it is time that you adopt some hobbies that will keep you from being labeled as unexciting. The good news is that there are several hobbies you can engage yourself in that are not expensive and are not that difficult to learn. Here are twelve of them:
Joining a Yoga Class
Yoga is the perfect option for you if you want to stay fit and become socially active at the same time. Meditating and holding poses for an amount of time may seem to be boring, but ‘boring’ is the last word you can use to describe Yoga. The main goal of this discipline is to actually set the mind and body free, and there is nothing boring about that. Perhaps the reason that many people think of Yoga as boring is that the stillness it requires exposes the restlessness of a person. Yoga, however, is an excellent way to experience peace and happiness. It also offers you the opportunity to meet new people in the process.
Playing Team Sports
Whether or not you consider yourself sporty, engaging yourself in team sports is really a good way to stop being boring. It requires you to connect with people, which is important in establishing teamwork and team chemistry. Join a basketball or football club today and give yourself ample socializing opportunities.
Leaning an Instrument
Have you noticed that when you are gathered in a group, all eyes are on the person who knows how to play the guitar? While coolness is not measured on how well you play an instrument, you can’t deny the fact that knowing how to play one is an effective way to attract people.
Forming a Band
Speaking of instruments, another hobby you can adopt to improve your socializing skills and stop being a boring person is joining a band. If you do not know how to play an instrument yet, perhaps you can be the band’s vocalist or front man. Keep in mind that it is just a hobby and not something that you will do professionally, but that can also be a bonus if you will be eventually led to that direction.
Owning a Pet
Whether it is a cat, a dog, or even a fish, owning a pet is also offers exciting opportunities. Dogs, in particular, can be trained for competitions. There are competitions for aquarium fish, too, for your information. In addition, even if your pets are not show quality, they can still help you meet new people when you are strolling with them in the park.
No hobby on earth is as exciting and breathtaking than travelling, and if you think travelling is expensive, you might want to reconsider. Yes, you will definitely need money in order to go places, but you can also practice the frugal way of travelling and not spend that much money on your trips. Travelling is a good way to stop being boring because you can eventually use the experiences and knowledge you will get from it to connect to people.
Reading and Writing
Reading is considered the king of frugal hobbies. It can fill your head with both knowledge and wisdom, two things that will surely keep you from being boring. Writing, on the other hand, is a hobby that humans have been engaging themselves in since 3200 BC. It is a good way to keep yourself from being bored and boring as it allows you to pour out yourself on an entire page of your diary. You can even earn money from it writing and publishing a book.
Starting a Blog
Blogging is the modern way to write. Through it, you can tell the entire Internet world about your day, or about the challenges you have just overcome. You can use it to encourage people to dream or challenge them to be great. You can even monetize your blog for extra income.
Learning a New Language
I doubt people will still call you boring once they hear you speaking French. Learning a new language can be exciting because it offers a lot of new opportunities – opportunities to travel and learn new cultures, meet new people, and increase better job prospects.
Learning a few magic tricks is a great way to be the life of any party. It is a good way to meet girls, too. It may take months or even a year to master some advanced tricks, but you can rest assured that it is all going to be worth your time and energy.
Joining the Community Theater
Rehearsals, brainstorming sessions, dialogue readings – all of these are great socializing opportunities. If you know that you have a talent for acting, joining the community theater is an excellent option for you to add some spic into your life.
Spending your time and resources to give back to the community you belong to will never make you a boring person. In fact, people will be interested in you because your selflessness. Of course, you need to be really sincere in giving and not do charity simply for the sake of being cool. Volunteering is also a great way not only to meet new people, but also to have a sense of fulfillment. That alone should make you feel less of a boring person, even if others think otherwise.
These are just twelve of the many hobbies you can adopt today in order to keep yourself from being bored and being a boring person. What about you, guys? What hobbies would you like to suggest? Don’t hesitate to add them on the comments section below.
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Eric has a passion for teaching and loves acquiring new ideas all the time. He loves seeing people succeed through what he shares with them. He has a knack for devising interesting experience that can challenge people, help them grow, and achieve success. When he’s not teaching, he spends his time reading, playing basketball, and bonding with his wife and son.