Friday, March 22, 2019

Need An Interest Outside Of Work? Try Your Hand At One Of These!

"Do you have any hobbies or interests?"

Whether you’re being asked at an interview, during a team exercise, or even on a date, that awkward pause as you wrack your brain can be painful. Having some interests outside of the workplace, aside from ‘socializing’ and browsing the internet can make you a more rounded person, but it can also be a great way to relax and build up some interests outside of work.

What would you like to do? If there’s something you’ve always been interested in or wanted to learn, then now is the time to go for it. Need some ideas? Here are some great suggestions for hobbies you can start outside of work today!

Learn A New Language

Where to begin with why you should learn a new language? It could improve your career prospects, help you meet some new people and gives you an excellent excuse to go traveling. There are some useful tips that will help you learn any language to get you started. Whether you choose to learn in a class, with a tutor or by yourself, this is a great interest to have that will help enrich your life.

Learn An Instrument

Have you always regretted not learning to play guitar or the piano? Well, the good news is that it’s never too late. You can learn an instrument at any age, and it can be a great stress-reliever while also helping you to keep your brain engaged. Get useful tips on learning the piano at Even if you don’t decide to share your new musical talent with the world, it can be a fantastic personal interest for you.

Learn How To Bake

Sometimes the best hobbies are the ones you can eat! Baking can be a fun and creative interest that can certainly come in handy. But did you know that baking has several benefits for your body and mind too? Baking can relieve stress, while also giving you some focus. Plus, providing baked goods to friends and family is a wonderful way to spread happiness, which will make you happier too.

Get Into Fitness

Fitness is important for your health, but it can also make for a fun way to spend your free time. Try out different fitness classes, give yoga a try or take up running - there are all sorts things you can try to help you find something you enjoy. Nervous about exercising alone? They say that fitness is better with a buddy, so why not rope a friend into working out with you?

Having hobbies and interests outside of work can be a great way to fill up your free time and can help give you the answer to those awkward "tell us about yourself" questions. Finding something that you enjoy, that relaxes or excites you is something worth searching for - all work and no play can make things very dull indeed!

What will your exciting new hobby be?


  1. I love your positive outlook! Hobbies are a great way to enjoy life!!

  2. Great ideas! I tried making jewelry a couple of years ago and it's one of my favorite hobbies. I don't know why I didn't think of it sooner! It's definitely a great way to decompress and take my mind off of business.

    1. Everyone needs a way to decompress, for sure! I'd love to see your jewelry!