4 Hobbies every student should consider

University is often a time when young adults go off into the big wide world for the first time and live alone. It can be a wonderful adventure for anyone, going to class, meeting new people, and living on your own. It’s a time in your life that is full of new experiences, so the perfect time to indulge in hobbies and experiences that you haven’t before. We’ve brought you 4 suggestions: 

 Start running

University is a great place to start adding some activity into your life. Whatever your fitness level may be running is something you can do at any time, in any location and at your own pace.  Running, walking and jogging are a great way to keep in shape it also helps to clear your mind as well as release endorphins, which are known to reduce stress levels. Whether you chose to do it alone, with a friend or join a running group, this is a hobby which will definitely benefit you while you’re studying and it is completely free to do!

 Fishing

Fishing has a reputation for being an old man’s sport, however, it can be a therapeutic way to spend a sunny afternoon outdoors. The peace and quiet can be a relaxing break from studies and the university social scene and fishing can offer a chance to clear your mind and focus. Fishing does not have to an expensive hobby and there is most likely a lake or large pond around your university campus. To get all your fishing equipment Total Fishing Tackle fishing gear has you covered and they offer a wide range of different fishing equipment at reasonable prices for every level of fisher out there! Before you start, check if you need a fishing license here.

Drawing or painting

Drawing and painting can be a great way to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life as a student. Taking just half an hour out of your day to draw or paint something will help you keep focused as well as provide a welcome break from your course load. Art is an inexpensive hobby and it does not matter what your skills in art are. If you don’t fancy-free painting or drawing without a guide then join a society, to meet other students and receive some handy tips and tricks.

Music

Music is a great way to channel your creativity and you can find something to suit your musical tastes. If you’re a beginner, consider taking up a musical instrument or attending singing lessons. Those with a flair should consider joining a band, orchestra or choir. YouTube offers a lot of free tuition, for when your budget is tight.

Starting a hobby at university can be a great thing for any student. It’s a way for you to fill your spare time with something productive and you can use your hobbies to network and make new friends, as well as relax, unwind and forget about your studies for a while.

By Jack Carter