Are you an introvert looking for a new hobby? These are 10 of the best me-time hobbies for introverts!
If you’re an introvert, then I can understand exactly how much you treasure your time alone. So, if you want to know what the 10 best me-time hobbies for introverts are, read on to find out. Perhaps your new favourite hobby is somewhere on this list!
You know you’re an introvert when:
- You’d much rather stay at home alone than go out and socialise
- You find people who go out every day confusing
- You feel exhausted and drained after a day out with friends
- Most of your favourite hobbies are things that you do alone
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So, what are some of the best hobbies for introverts who savour their time alone?
Reading is, in my opinion, one of the best hobbies for introverts, especially with its ability to transport you to the bounds of your imagination.
I have yet to find one activity that calms me as much as a good book does. Perhaps it’s because I get to escape into the worlds created within those pages.
If anyone were to ask me what I do in my spare time, reading is always at the top of my list. Anyone who knows me even a little knows that I’m a bibliophile, which also means that I’m constantly trying to convince those around me to read more often.
I have noticed that reading seems to be more of an introvert’s hobby, seeing as you have to be able to sit still for long periods of time. So, if you’re an introvert looking for a good hobby to get into, I highly recommend picking up a good book next time you’re at the library or a bookstore. There’s just something so special about being able to pass time by immersing yourself into another reality.
Whether it’s journaling or creative writing, being able to articulate your thoughts and ideas onto paper is something that allows you to explore the bounds of your creativity and the limits of your imagination.
Watching as the words from your mind find their way onto paper or a screen is an incredibly rewarding experience, especially if you have trouble expressing your thoughts in everyday life, as many introverts do.
I know that I definitely struggle with telling anyone how I really feel day-to-day, so journaling is my way of escaping into my mind to reflect and record the things that I internalise in the safety of my own company.
in a way, because I read a lot, my mind tends to wander more often than I want it to. I often find myself daydreaming and my mind drifting off in the middle of important tasks.
So, if you’re like me and you often find that your mind is way too active, it might be a good idea to take up journaling or creative writing.
Starting a blog
You could even go a step further and start your own blog to publish your writing!
Starting a blog is an incredibly rewarding experience that you’re unlikely to get anywhere else. Just having a little piece of the internet that is entirely yours to do with whatever you please.
You can write about your personal experiences, travel adventures or give advice on topics that you feel like you’re more knowledgeable in. You can share photos, videos, artwork, stories, basically anything that you would be comfortable sharing to the public.
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I think I can safely assume that we all spend quite a bit of time watching something or other online. If you enjoy spending your time alone, then there’s no doubt that streaming something is a great way to entertain yourself and pass time.
There’s just something so relaxing about watching a movie or television episode or even YouTube video online simply because there’s no brain work involved in the process.
There are so many different types of hobbies for the creative introverts out there, but the one that comes to mind is photography.
Because photography is something that can take you in any creative direction you desire, it’s one of the best hobbies for introverts who want to learn a new skill.
Photography is such a great way to preserve memories and emotions. Especially since you have the ability to preserve a single moment in time forever with the click of a button.
Taking photos may seem like such a simple task: all you really need to do to get started is open up an app on your phone. But there are so many layers and dimensions to photography that allow you to evoke emotions from all sides of the spectrum.
Just a simple tweak of the tones or a shift in the colour saturation can cause a drastic change in emotion by the viewer. You can even potentially tell stories with your photos by laying elements from various photographs together.
Learning a new language
If you’re looking for one of the most rewarding hobbies for introverts, then learning a new language is no doubt at the top of the list.
There are so many benefits to learning a new language, but the most notable one is that it opens so many doors for you in the future. You’ll be able to:
- communicate with local residents in countries that speak your chosen language when you travel
- impress potential employers with your language abilities
- enjoy movies, songs, books in other languages
- embrace other cultures much more easily
The best thing is that you can master a new language all from the comfort of your own home! There are plenty of websites and apps out there dedicated to helping you grasp the basics. And once you’re comfortable enough, websites that connect you to people from all around the world that speak your chosen language to improve your speaking skills.
Of course, many do require payments, but if you’re looking for a great free app and/or website to learn a new language, I would recommend Duolingo as it has a very friendly UX/UI design.
If you love food, then you’ll probably enjoy cooking or baking.
I always make it a point to learn a new skill every few months, my latest obsession being baking. Honestly, I used to find it a major hassle to make and bake my own desserts, but now, I absolutely love it.
There’s just something SO satisfying about baking your own cookies or cakes and being able to eat them while knowing the exact ingredients you put in them.
It’s a great skill to learn for introverts because it requires absolutely no social contact whatsoever. Unless you count going to the grocery store to purchase ingredients. But I digress.
If you love being at home along and you like to eat, then I would definitely recommend learning how to make your own food. Not only is it healthier, but you also end up saving a lot of money in the long run when you’re not eating out too often.
Playing a musical instrument
I’ve always thought that there was something so magical about being able to play your own music.
While it seems like everyone who plays an instrument learned so from a young age, it doesn’t mean that you can’t start learning now. With the myriad of resources available online, you can learn how to play an instrument from scratch in the comfort of your own home.
So, if you’re an introvert who’s wanted to learn how to play an instrument, rest assured that there’s plenty of free resources online, from lessons to videos, that can help you learn how to master a musical instrument. Of course, ‘master’ might be a bit of a stretch, but baby steps first.
Art & Craft
If you want to get in touch with your creative side, then taking up a new art or craft is a great way to learn a new skill and release any pent up emotions at the same time.
I’ve always found that doing some sort of craft calms me. Whenever I feel stuck, or I feel like there’s a knot in my chest that I can’t get rid of, I often find myself doing something creative with my hands.
Whether it’s picking up a paintbrush or a pair of knitting needles, crafting is a great way to release stress and it can help you ground yourself.
If you enjoy spending time outdoors but still want to be alone, taking walks outside can be a great way to get back into nature while still getting some exercise.
Even if you are an introvert who prefers to spend your time indoors, there are countless benefits to stepping outside regularly, even if it’s just for 20 minutes.
While working out may not be considered fun for most people, it’s an easy task to do at home alone with major long term benefits for your health. All you really need is a good website or app to take you through the process.
Do you have other hobbies that are suited towards introverts? Leave a comment down below!
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