The very mention of the word hobby is good enough to conjure up an image of a knitting circle prolifically twiddling their knitting needles over soap opera gossips or neighborhood uncles trimming their garden turf. Well, hobbies don’t have to sound this boring or dull, nor do you need to resort to knitting needles or gardening tools to enjoy a hobby. Gone are those days when leisure time was best used as an outlet to do stuff out of one’s career or work? Today, hobbies have a more ‘fun’ connotation to them. Apart from offering a creative outlet, hobbies can be a great way to unwind yourself on a weekend and indulge in fun activities and master some valuable skills at the same time. After all, it’s a much better option than sitting in front of the television or computer on a Sunday, isn’t it? How about adding a new hobby to your New Year resolution or taking up a favorite pastime activity? Here is a list of few popular hobbies for men. Grab your cue and indulge in a hobby you find interesting right away. After all, what is life if we have no time to make a fuss of ourselves and learn?
Popular Hobbies For Men
Someone had rightly said that a bad day fishing is better than a good day working. After all, which other meaningful hobby can be a better way to spend a lazy weekend and catch up with friends, the sun, placid water and cans of chilled beer than hooking bait? Just grab a rod, a reel and some baitfish, invite your other fanatic ‘fisher’ friends and make the most of your day. You may not pull out any bites, but at least you will have a good time!
If you possess the knack of bringing out the best in others, be a role model, inspiration and a guide and even translate your passion for sport into others. You can very well spend your Sundays coaching your neighborhood tykes, honing their basketball shooting skills or teaching them how to dribble a football. This rewarding hobby won’t just help you to train the kids into skillful players, but is also one of the enjoyable ways to reconnect with your sporting spirit.
There is something intrinsically cool about pool that attracts men towards it and we aren’t talking about the smooth jazz, smoky dives and gorgeous babes here. Not only does a game of billiards add to a man’s cool quotient, but it also tots up as a challenging bait while offering perfect recreation time for relaxation and enjoyment. The best thing about this game is that you don’t really need to be an amateur to sink the balls or master the cue stick. All you need is a basic understanding of how to field the balls and drive them to the pockets.
From cars to cigars to catfish, coins and more, it is almost impossible to find a man who doesn’t keep a collection. Some men can be passionate about certain things to a fault and can blow away a fortune getting the object they have set their eyes on. Nevertheless, hoarding up things is seen as a meaningful hobby that can help anyone stay focused and goal-oriented.
The kitchen is no longer just a women’s territory with more and more men sashaying their way to the kitchen. The perks of knowing what to do with pots and pans are immense. Apart from helping you to impress your date, it can actually save you from blowing away a fortune on roadside junk or pre-packaged foods. You don’t really have to have the culinary refinement of Kylie Kwong or Gordon Ramsay to exhibit your kitchen skills. Just a few kitchen basics, some groceries and a couple of cookbooks and you can storm up a delicacy good enough to satiate your starving self.
Writing is indeed a manly hobby in itself, but blogging comes with its own perks. Apart from getting you a bit more tech-savvy and interactive, a blog can very well tot up as a personal journal, a permanent treasure trove of your musings, a platform for your professional career and more. What's more, this is one hobby that is likely to get you hooked once you know its potential and can also bring out the hidden ‘Shakespeare’ in you!