12 Cheap, Cheerful And Economical Hobbies To Revamp Your Life

William Osler said ' No man is really happy or safe without a hobby '. Having a hobby is equally important as having food to survive because you actually gift yourself an opportunity to cherish the things you love and crave for. You give efforts passionately while you are packed up with a hobby. Therefore I am giving you a list of twelve inexpensive hobbies along with their health benefits that you can surely go for and live and love your life .

1. Yoga

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More than a hobby or a practice, Yoga is a lifestyle, a remedy that cares for and strengthens our body,mind and spirit through the practice of asanas,breathing and meditation.

Doing Yoga regularly:

• Imparts Energy.

•Ameliorates Health.

•Reclines the muscles of the entire body.

•Correcting Postural Deformities. 

•Curbs Back and Joint Pathologies.

•Reduces stress and anxiety. 

•Diminishes Sleep or Depression Problems

2. Play an Instrument

Play an Instrument
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Do you really love playing a musical instrument, but never gotten around to actually take that first step? Now might be the ideal time to start. Researchers recommends that both listening and playing an instrument, can boost your memory capacity. You also don't have to pay huge prices for lessons, you can easily learn from videos that are accessible on YouTube. 

Playing an instrument has many benefits:

• Increased creativity. 


•Curbs Stress.

•Lifelong enjoyment- You'll never age out of playing your instrument. 

•Elaborates Organizational skills.

•Teaches you patience and perseverance. 

• Upskills time management. 

•Provides you a wide range of opportunities in small to big shows.

3. Reading Books

Reading Books
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"Sleep is good, he said, and books are better"-- from A Clash of Kings, by George R.R Martin . 

Reading has even become an inexpensive hobby, and all thanks to technology, E- books and online archives have made researching for books of your choice very easy. 

You visit a different world every time you read a book and it carries many advantages along with it:

• Makes you lot more imaginative.

• Makes you empathetic. 

• Improves your Vocabulary .

• Boosts memory and concentration. 

• Enhances Knowledge. 

• Elongates your mind.

•Gives you a chance to escape your daily reality and undergo a whole new world.

4. Photography

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To take up photography as a hobby, it isn't necessary to have a fancy camera at all, if you're freaking crazy for it then photography as a hobby can be instantly thrilling, especially if you find the blissful moment to capture. 

Every form of art has its unique advantages and so does photography:

• It blooms your personal style.

• Enhances your creativity level.

• Stress-buster.

• Makes you curious to explore more.

• You can also make some extra money by selling your photos online.

• Encourages you to travel for some amazing captures. 

5. Rock Painting

Rock Painting
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Rocks are mesmerizing all on their own,but build on a fanciful design and oversee faces light up with enthusiasm. Not only taking up it as a hobby is joyous but it makes you more creative. You drool yourself in the world of colours and beautiful designs. 

Rock painting delivers numerous benefits to you as well:

• Broadens your imagination.

• Boosts memory recollection skills. 

• Encourages critical thinking. 

• Stress reliever.

• Happiness factor.

• Acute observer.

6. Sculpting

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Sculpting is one of the most exciting craft hobbies, you can take up some clay and make any toy items you want. You really don't have to be an expert for that if it makes you happy and stress free go for it!!

Grab some and start making roses , vases and decore your home.

It imparts many advantages for you:

•  Prospers your

~crafty skills.

~analytical skills.

~observational skills.

• Teaches you patience.

• Self disciplined.

7. Calligraphy

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Calligraphy as a hobby is handwriting intensifying and especially in the case of students including children and teens, it is a very productive free-time activity. Learning Calligraphy is very satisfying and exploratory, as you yourself can cherish and create your own styles.

The fringe benefits of calligraphy:

• Instigates motor skills.

• Acquire confidence. 

• Meditative.

• Fosters patience. 

• Trains the eyes.

8. Cooking

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Cooking is simply joyous, fun to do on your own or else with family, not only it upgrades your skills towards cooking but also brings closer to your friends and family. Getting to know the basics of cooking can be a very good way to eat healthy. The first and foremost ingredient for cooking is patience, you really need to relax and calm while you're in the kitchen preparing your favourite macaroni. You get to diversify your horizons and taste the world's best cuisines at your plate from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Apart from patience, cooking also fosters some qualities within you:

• Confidence boost.

• Eating healthy. 

• Relaxes your mind.

• Keeps you cheerful.

A great way to spend Quality time with family.

9. Crocheting

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The only two material you need to practice crocheting is a yarn and a crochet hook and then you can create fabrics from it. Crocheting consumes time but unlike other hobbies it's portable, you can carry your tools and start anywhere. People visiting your homes will always be amazed with the things you make and every time you keep winning hearts. Not only as a hobby you can also purse it as a source of income or else you can gift your crochet fabrics as birthday present as well.

Crocheting helps you in many ways:

• Reduces your anxiety.

• Relaxes your mood.

• Opportunity to explore many fabrics.

• Helps to keep your tradition alive.

• Eco - friendly in nature.

• Lifelong hobby.

And most importantly, enjoyable.

10. Gardening

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Taking up Gardening as a hobby is an excellent way for doing physical activity, it's a great way for both mind and body workouts and can be enjoyed by people of all age groups. You will get to enjoy the tasty fruits, vegetables that you grow from your very own garden.

Gardening will not only gift you a lovely garden but will also gift you some health values:

• Reduces Carbon footprint.

• Reduces risk of depression. 

• Growth of self esteem. 

• Lowers the risk of depression. 

• Improves your hand strength. 

• Fresh vegetables and fruits.

11. Play Chess

Play Chess
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Playing chess in leisure time is actually a good of living your daily reality. Do you know? Chess teaches us that no one is irreplaceable, that sometimes to execute something great. It ignites sportsmanship and leadership qualities within you and prepares you to analyze a situation before coming to a conclusion. 

Playing chess has numerous benefits:

• Increases your 

~analytical skills.

~mental skills.

~Concentration ability.

~Self confidence. 

• Keeps your mind relaxed and calm.

12. Start a Blog

Start a Blog
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"The richest people in the world build networks.Everyone else looks for work.” – Robert Kiyosaki

Blogging is an exciting way to offer so many relevant fields of interests and knowledge with others through your blog. You get to explore so many articles and also an opportunity to gain detailed knowledge about a certain topic you'll be writing upon.

Blogging as a hobby or as a source of income will help you in many ways either:

• Improves your literary skills.

• Expands your creative zone.

• Gaining knowledge. 

• Prospers your writing skills.

• Lengthens your network.

What's stopping you then? Go and gift yourself a hobby, some 'me time' and escape this busy world to expand your horizons.