So yesterday was a bit of a write off due to the fact that I drank far too much alcohol on Saturday night. I’m pretty peeved that I did it. Firstly, I was trying not to drink at all in January, but after the first week back at work (a week full of death and tax!), I wanted to kick back and relax. So what I really need is a hobby that will help me relax at the weekend and won’t result in the loss of a full day due to a hangover. Obviously I have Googled “Cheap hobbies for women”. Where would we be without Google eh? These are the results on http://www.buzzle.com/articles/cheap-hobbies-for-women.html
Cooking as a hobby, is something which I am sure all women love and if you love to experiment with food, then nothing like it. Get together with your other female friends or maybe with the female members of your family and try out some new dishes from the cookbook or some of your grandma’s recipes and then let your family enjoy it. No matter if the first batch turns out to be bad, at least you enjoyed making it. Cooking is one of the best cheap hobbies for women in their 30s, or 40s or whatever age she might be.
Another real good hobby is reading. Nothing beats sitting on a comfortable chair or sofa, with a real good book to read. Grab hold of some books of your choice and start reading it. Trust me when I say that reading a good book really refreshes your mind a lot and you also get to learn something specially from a non-fiction book. While reading a book, for once you forget all your worries and involved with the book and the characters of the book.
Learn a New Language
Learning something really difficult like maybe a new language, is a great way to bust stress. Learning a new foreign language helps you know more about a foreign land you have never been to, but might visit someday. The more difficult the language is, the more you get involved with it. So enroll yourself in a foreign language class today and surprise your friends by speaking a new language of which they cannot make a head or tail out of.
Love to wear jewelry and various other accessories? I am sure you do, after all which woman doesn’t love to wear them. But, you think that they are pretty expensive and thus while buying it for yourself you think twice. So why not make your own jewelry? Jewelry making is another favorite hobby of many women. It’s very simple! If you have got some old jewelry lying around, you can use them to make something which you like, like you can use the beads of an old necklace to make some new earrings or maybe a bracelet. One can also gift these homemade jewelry to someone and it will surely be something very personal. These are some great hobbies for women.
Stitching and Knitting
When I was a kid I used to see my granny take out her knitting needles every winter and happily click away making a sweater for us kids. She used to take days to do it and she loved doing it too. You too can try out something like that. Knit a sweater for your friend or maybe for your kids and they are sure to love that more than the ready-made sweaters that you get in the shops. Use your imagination to create something new. You can also stitch something for someone. Many women love to stitch, so get out those needles and thread. If you do not know how to do sewing or knitting, then there are many classed which will teach you how. You can also visit your senior neighbor next door and ask her how to do it. These are some of the best cheap hobbies for women in their 40s or 50s. Try it.
The above list of hobbies and interests for women were all indoor hobbies. Now let us see some of the outdoor hobbies such as swimming. One is never too old to learn swimming and if you or your friend has an outdoor pool, then what’s stopping you from going there and taking a dip. It sure is a healthy hobby and you will enjoy it a lot. If you do not know how to swim, then you can learn anytime and enjoy yourself as well as keep yourself fit.
Some Other Cheap Hobbies for Women
Given below are some more fun hobbiesfor women which you will love doing. These hobbies are great for relaxing ones body and soul. Interested? Then here goes.
- Writing or blogging
- Oil painting
- Palm reading
- Volunteering in an NGO
- Solving sudoku puzzles
- Yoga classes
- Taking singing lessons
- Horse riding
- Candle making
- Cake decorating
- Sand sculpting and sand art
So I’m going with the stitching or knitting option. Co-incidentally, I was chatting to a Twitter friend about a tiger design cross stitch I started 12 years ago and still haven’t finished. I shall add this to my list of goals for 2012 – finish the goddamn tiger cross stitch! And I shall be too busy squinting and pricking my fingers to even think about a glass of wine! That’s the theory anyway…..