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If you’re like most people, you probably wake up at seven in the morning, eat breakfast, get ready for work, and commute to the workplace. Then you punch in at nine, get some work done, have lunch, work again, and go home at six. At home, you have dinner and then go to bed. The next day and basically the same routine.

But do you ever feel that there’s got to be something more to your same old day? If you do, then maybe it’s time for you to pick up a hobby. Here are some hobbies that can shake things up a bit in your life:

Art

Art calms the mind and soothes the soul. And you don’t have to be a da Vinci, a van Gogh, or an art master to be able to take up art as a hobby. You just need to learn how to appreciate art. For one, you can simply visit art museums such as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City to expose yourself to art. Collecting art pieces is another option. You can go to art dealers or studios, such as those in Salt Lake City, Utah for fine art printing services or even original art pieces by new artists.

Better yet, why not try your hand at creating art yourself? Check out your local art scene and see if there’s any beginner class on painting, sculpture, pottery, etc. that you can take.

Music

guitar playerMusic helps improve mood and reduce anxiety. For sure, you’ve already experienced instantly feeling good or happy when you hear your favorite song on the radio. That is why you should get into the habit of listening to music(and making it if you can) more often. One way to do this is to go to venues that host live bands or acts that involve playing your favorite kind of music. You can also watch musical plays, so you’ll be able to listen to live music and witness acting performances. You can learn how to play a musical instrument and even write songs as well.

Sports

Sports gets the adrenaline going and helps release energy. Plus, it’s a great way to stay fit and active if you decide to play sports as a hobby. Depending on your preference, there are different types of sports to choose from. You have team sports such as basketball, football, and hockey if you want to form friendships while playing. To learn self-defense, you can try Jiu-Jitsu, Krav Maga, Muay Thai, or other combat sports.

But if it’s a blood-pumping activity you’re looking for, then extreme sports such as rock climbing, whitewater rafting, or mountain bike racing will be perfect for you. Of course, you can always just watch sporting events, but do so in the stadiums or arenas to experience them live.

It’s a given that you’ll be spending most of your weekdays at work, but do try to shake up your everyday routine to bring more excitement into your life. A great way to do this is by taking up a hobby involving art, music, or sports.

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