You’re probably a reader already if you are reading this, but it is still worth including in the list. If you’re a hardcore YA book reader, how about you a try a different genre? Or read a book you’ve always hated and maybe you’ll understand why other people like that specific book.
Not everyone who reads enjoys the same satisfaction when they write. But if you’ve read tons of books already, it’s not impossible for you to somehow develop your own writing style! Start with poems or vignettes, but if you feel constricted try writing short stories, novels, and even fan fictions and get lost with your own world!
So, what are you going to do with your literary diarrhea? Hide it inside your treasure box hoping someday someone will find it and will make you the 20th-century literary icon? Or you can also try posting it online, on your personal blog or on community journals.
I remember my conversation with my painter brother, I told him I’m not into drawing because I’m not good at it (but I am not that bad either). He told me that it’s fine, because like any other things where people excel, apart from talent and passion, practice is also a key to do well in drawing.
Guitar would probably be the majority’s first choice, but if you’re living a hipster life or you already know how to play it. You could try other instruments, like djembe or violin or even trumpet!
6. Learning a foreign language
Whether it’s for your future career or for your personal enjoyment, learning a new language would be a good choice. You can try Japanese or Korean whereas if you learned it, you will not need subtitles anymore with watching animes or dramas.
Who says knitting is for grandmas only? There are tons of teenagers inside their rooms searching the internet for a knitting tutorial or a cute knitting pattern for their hand gloves. You can try it and maybe create your own beanie or even sweater!
8. Watching Documentaries
This is a great supplement for what you teacher missed during your one hour a day science or history class. You will love watching documentaries because you do not learn things like you feel you are forced to learn it, you are just watching and by watching you will learn something.
Before everything else, you don’t need an SLR to get into photography, especially when you’re just starting. Digital Cameras are good, even smartphones! Not to forget that smartphones’ cameras have competitive specs!
10. Soul Searching
Give yourself a break from all the mundane things that happened to you. Go on a beach walk and listen to the sound of waves kissing the shore or drink a coffee inside a café on a rainy day and relax with the soft pitter patter of the raindrops. Stop and breathe.