When people think of hobbies, they often think of things like stamp collecting or bird watching. Some popular hobbies might not be that exciting to try out if they don’t require a technical skill. Here are three hobbies you may not have considering trying that you might love if you give them a shot.
1. Target Shooting
Gun culture and hobbies can vary from self-defense to collecting to target shooting or hunting. Gun owners for beginners can be intimidating, but visiting a local shooting range is a good way to start — this is a place you can learn the proper technique in a safe environment. Different guns are used in different ways, so you can be sure to find a shooting style that matches your personality or personal comfort preferences.
2. Pottery Making
Many people will try making pottery at some point in their schooling, but whether you did or not, it’s worth checking out local pottery classes. These classes will provide both the materials and instruction you’ll need to create your very own work of art. Hand-made pottery makes great gifts — you can make cups, bowls, vases or even just works of art.
3. Lock Picking
Picking locks is a challenging hobby that can be done just about anywhere. Go to your local hardware store and find a lock or two, and then take to the internet to get some training. Similar to Rubik’s cubes, picking locks is a good way to keep your hands busy while you listen to audiobooks or podcasts. Different locks can add varying levels of difficulty as you progress. Maybe someday, this skill could come in handy if you lock yourself out.
Some hobbies don’t have much practical value, but any one of these can be made useful in your life. If nothing else, they are unique ways to keep your mind and body engaged, and each has a community surrounding the hobby you can connect with.