We are quite familiar with the question “so, what are your hobbies?” And that seems like a quaint question now! In today’s tech savvy society, where everyone’s to-do list is getting bigger day by day and people are getting more addicted to their screens, hobbies are like some soothing activities which are more wholesome than twitter and Netflix. Hobbies serve as an antidote of busy boring life. Modern life is always about staring at a screen and repeating the same old routine that make anyone’s life miserable! So man! We need hobbies! Not just to reduce stress and deal with depression, but also for self-improvement and feel refreshed. We understand everyone has a limited leisure time, but that can be proved as an opportunity to find and continue one’s passion. So don’t just be sitting on the couch and staring at a screen for hours, but learn new hobbies to expand your creativity during free time. Hobbies will let you teach valuable skills, help you to go and meet friends and to become a well-rounded man. Here we discuss some hobbies and skills for men that can boost self-esteem. These hobbies will distract you from the screen and improve your fitness.
Learning to code in Python and Java can be a great option for you. Computer programming is one of the coolest job in the world. Programming skills can be proved beneficial in your workplace. It will not only make you important to your boss, but it will also give you a new personality in the workplace. In this technological era, people who master Machine learning and artificial intelligence are already trending in every job requirement section. You can become a modern mechanic that will place you out of the crowd. And after all, who won’t like a man who talks in computer code?
Playing guitar or any other musical instrument:
Playing a guitar or any other musical instrument has been always a skill that will provide you and people in your circle with lots of entertainment. And Oh! You might have noticed that girls generally like a guy who can play guitar. Personally, I’ve used my guitar skills to make it to my school’s musical band. And I have seen people in my family gatherings around our backyard sit for some mesmerizing sing-along occasionally. Having skills to play any instrument is good, but, of course! Guitars have an advantage of being relatively less costly, and it’s easier to learn for beginners. There are lots of websites online that provide free guitar learning courses, so, it’s quite easier to learn a new skill at a self-pace.
You might find it amazing to gaze at the night sky and star patterns may fascinate you, then I might say you should take up astronomy and learn all about the stars, comets, galaxies, nebulas and other celestial objects and theories behind them. Not anywhere it has been mentioned that you should go back to school and become a teacher in astronomy, and it’s perfectly okay to be an amateur astronomer with nothing but a normal telescope. You can also design and construct your own astronomical equipment from scratch, which is very common among amateur astronomers who later end up doing something fascinating in this field.
We have almost adopted a digital life which is at full pace; good handwriting styles are becoming less appreciated nowadays. But that should not stop you from selecting calligraphy as a hobby. Calligraphy is still appreciated and a need in a lot of areas, which includes event invitation cards, logo design for any organization, and graphic design. Wall paintings or graffiti art requires huge calligraphy skills. Take up calligraphy lessons or you can try on your own style and surprise your date by showcasing a creative signature when you put your signature on the bill.
There’s an old proverb “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. If you want to have a taste of seafood without buying it from the market, then try fishing. In addition, the calmness that comes from fishing for a whole day on the lake is worth it! If you can master this tough job of fishing, congratulations!! You have developed a man-skill.
Blogging or writing
Writing is counted as one of the most self-effacing activities one person can choose as a hobby. You can start doing serious professional blogging if you want to end up making money by expressing your emotions and creativity. Writing and blogging in leisure time is the best way to utilize those hours and you may end up learning how to craft any narrative, learning how to write a reply efficiently and thus enhancing your communication skills.
Photography skills definitely keep a man stand out of the crowd. Anyone with a proper photography skill gets much higher attention in the group. You may have a desire to click special moments of your life. This hobby will make you familiar with the beauty of the world around you.
Almost every night before going to bed, most of us realize that we’ve done almost nothing creative or engaged with activities that we enjoy to do by following again the same old routine! So don’t become a man who spends the entire day before screens, but a man who enjoys the life to the fullest and regrets nothing at the end of the day.