Hobbies You Should Take up in Your 30s and Discover a New Passion

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The 30s are an awesome life-decade. You are more stable, you know your worth, and it is a more peaceful time of life when many things are falling into their place. Also, it is a time when shaking up a monotonous routine for the better should be practiced. 

With today’s hectic lifestyle it is easy to get caught up in a cycle of waking up, going to work, running errands, falling into bed, and doing it all over again. 

Discovering new passions and getting in touch with unknown layers of your personality will enrich your life greatly. Also, cultivating your interests and engaging in leisure time activities carries numerous mental and physical benefits.

Here are five hobbies you should consider taking up in your 30s to discover a new passion and live a fulfilling life!


  • Explore the world in your kitchen


While in their 20s most people are healthy, full of energy, and thriving in their everyday activities no matter what they eat. Things can get a bit different in the next decade of your life, and you should start paying attention to what you eat and building a good foundation for a healthy future.

A homemade meal is more likely to be much healthier and more nutritious than the processed food in supermarkets or fast-food restaurants. 

In addition to this, cooking stimulates all your senses and provides you with a feeling of accomplishment, so some refer to it as a therapeutic activity

And if you start exploring new cuisines and new techniques to spice up your everyday meals you can expand your knowledge about different countries and tastes while in your kitchen! 


  • Make your own jewelry


If you have an artistic personality you can get in touch with your creative side by trying your hand at jewelry making. It is not only a fun hobby, but it also has the added benefit: you can sell your crafts and make money from them too.

There are numerous possibilities, so for starters pick one type of jewelry making and build your way up. Master a few essential skills like forming a simple wire loop, and once you’ve settled on the technique that you enjoy most, invest in quality tools.

Taking a class is a great way to have someone experienced to walk you through the process and learn a variety of jewelry-making skills. 


  • Step up your photography game


There are so many benefits to photography that it’s worth exploring it further. It’s one of the most useful hobbies you can have. It cultivates your inner creativity, encourages mindfulness, and once you master it, it is a skill you can use anywhere. 

And as a bonus, you get to document significant memories.

When in your 30s, you get to appreciate life more and precious moments with your family and loved ones. Photography is a tool that will enable you to immortalize special moments in life.

In addition to documenting moments of importance and beauty, photography can become your side job and a source of extra income. 

And don’t worry, with the right techniques anyone can become a great photographer. Start with COVID-19 safe photography workshops to advance your knowledge. You can also monetize your photography skills by starting a blog and making stunning pictures to complement your written content by yourself. 


  • Build your strength


There are so many ways for you to improve your fitness level and build up muscle strength. If you are under a lot of stress and want to embrace your spirituality then go with yoga. 

For those of you who are more outdoorsy, hiking is a great way to work out your body while soaking up the sun and breathing in some fresh air. It’s good for your soul too.

And for playful individuals who like to move their bodies to the sounds of music, there is dance fitness. From ballet-inspired routines to burlesque-inspired dance or Zumba, you are sure to find fitness classes that suit your preferences.

Muscle strength and balance tend to deteriorate as we age, so take the right steps right now, so you remain strong, flexible, and vital for years to come.

The great thing about all of these activities is their ability to boost mental wellbeing too. 


  • Try out gardening


If you enjoy being outdoors, you should consider getting into gardening. This hobby comes with numerous benefits, both physical and mental. Studies have confirmed that bacteria from the soil work in a similar way to antidepressants, stimulating serotonin production, thus making you happier and more relaxed. 

Growing your own fruit, herbs, and veggies will save you some money too. 

If you are a complete newbie to the world of gardening, a wildflower garden or a small herb garden are good places to start. 

And for those of you who don’t have an outdoor space, you can still reap the benefits of gardening by starting a small garden in your apartment. And if you don’t have a natural green thumb, stick to sturdy indoor species that can handle a little neglect.

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Claire Hastings
Claire Hastings is a design student, wanderer, and a writer. She writes as long as she can remember, and she is very passionate about fashion, running, other cultures, and her cat.
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