8 Hobbies to Make You More Successful

Looking to shake up this year and pursue it to the fullest? January is the time to do it because in January we celebrate Hobby Month.

A hobby is a great way to learn a new skill which can transform your body, your mind, and/or your spirit.  A hobby is an activity you do that keeps you busy in your down time; this can be anything from reading, to video games, to bird watching.

We want you to be very successful so we’ve put together a list of hobbies that will help make you more money and make you better at your day job. If you’re looking for a new hobby this year look no further than the eight hobbies list below!

8 Hobbies to Make You More Successful

1. Playing an Instrument

Learning to play an instrument can be a great way to focus your creative, analytic, and fine motor skills which you can then apply to your day job. On top of that, you’ll be able to play music for your friends/family and if you get really good with your chosen instrument there is always potential for Youtube videos or band opportunities which could help you make money in your spare time.

2. Couponing

Enjoy looking through flyers each week? Next time be sure to clip out some coupons for your next shopping trip. Couponing is a great way to save money and make your dollars go further. A few coupons can save you a pretty penny at the grocery store. And if you get to be really good maybe the grocery store will end up paying you!

3. Blogging

Blogging is a great outlet to write about the subjects that you are passionate about. Having a blog or guest blogging on another site provides the opportunity to reach an audience that has the same passions. Blogging is also great for honing your writing skills and even offers the opportunity to freelance write for other websites that could pay you for your articles.

4. Knitting

Knitting is an excellent way to relax, de-stress, and develop patience which are great transferable skills for the workplace.

5. Refereeing/Umpiring

Love sports but you’re past your prime to play? Instead you can get up from the couch and watch your favourite sport played in person as you referee or umpire a sport you love. This hobby can earn you extra money on the side of your day job and offers a chance to be in the action of the sports you enjoy.

6. Playing Sports

Not interested in being a referee? Try playing a team sport! Team sports are a fantastic way to develop interpersonal skills that you can take back to your workplace. Being a team player at work goes a long way and playing sports in your down time can help contribute to that skill.

7. Improv Comedy

Improv is a great hobby that involves trusting others and following your instincts which can be crucial in the workplace. A major component of improv is listening to your scene mates which can also help you in at work with your co-workers and clients.

8. Yoga

Have a stressful job? Yoga is an easy way to de-stress in your off time and focus on your priorities.

Having a hobby can not only fill up your free time but help you make money AND help you with your day job. Don’t hesitate – find a hobby you love this year!