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Spring is often considered to be a time of rebirth and revitalization, and this new season inspires many of us to start a new hobby. However, with spring comes unpredictable weather that we sometimes want to hide from inside or run out and enjoy. Keep reading to learn about some indoor and outdoor hobbies you can pick up in the spring regardless of the weather.
Indoor Hobbies That Help Our Brains
If we’re going to be stuck inside through various spring storms, we may as well dedicate our time to doing something that’s good for our brains. Here are some hobby ideas to get you started.
Read a Book
One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to read more books, but if you haven’t started yet, then spring is a great time to do so. Curl up inside during a rainstorm and read whatever looks interesting to you. No matter what type of book you pick up, the practice of reading can improve your memory, concentration, and cognition.
Do a Puzzle
Doing puzzles is another fun hobby that you can pick up when the weather outside is subpar. Puzzles aren’t just a fun pastime either—they can help your brain by improving cognition and visual-spatial reasoning. If you’re worried you don’t have time to complete a puzzle, just opt for a smaller one or begin it in an area where you can leave it unfinished and return to it regularly.
Learn a Language
Practically everyone was required to take a language in high school, but most of us have forgotten it by now. Brush up on that language or start learning a new one while you’re stuck inside this spring. Learning another language develops new areas of your brain and helps you focus and process information.
Outdoor Hobbies That Help Our Bodies
When the spring weather is great, we want to get outside. Instead of just sitting aimlessly in the sunshine, here are some hobbies that will get you active.
Take a Hike
Hiking helps you explore your area and will get you outside in the fresh spring air. It’s also a good cardio workout, especially when you go up hills, and it will help improve your balance as you walk on uneven terrain. You can hike alone or in groups, so it’s great for both introverts and extroverts.
Catch a Fish
Getting out on the water is a great way to enjoy the spring weather. You can fish for your dinner or just do catch and release since fishing is more about the process than the end result. That process is also a low-impact cardio workout as you reel in your catch and balance in a boat.
Set Up Camp
You may not think that camping is a workout, but between carrying your equipment and pitching your tent, you’ll get plenty of exercise. Campsites can be great starting points for hikes as well, so you can try two hobbies at once. And sleeping outside can even help reset your internal clock, so you can sleep soundly in your tent and when you go home.
With the various weather we get this time of year, it’s good to know that there are some indoor and outdoor hobbies you can pick up in the spring regardless of what’s happening outside. Use these hobbies to grow your brain and your body and flourish as we continue into 2022.