7 Unusual Hobbies You Should Know in 2021
By Space Coast Daily // April 21, 2021
To say that 2020 was terrible would be an understatement. But you already know that, so there’s no point in talking more about the elephant in the room.
Instead, let’s focus on the upcoming year. And sure, 2021 may not be the ‘back to normality’ year we all hoped it would be. However, it’s still possible to make it much better than 2020.
One of the best ways to do that is to take up a hobby! Of course, we’re not talking about some dull and obvious one, like jogging or collecting stamps. To make things more interesting, we decided to provide you with the list of most unusual hobbies you should know in the upcoming year.
From becoming a lottery agent (not to be confused with Lotto Agent) to taking up extreme ironing (yes, it’s a real thing), here are the exciting activities to get the most out of 2021:
Become a Lottery Agent
We all know that the year 2020 was one of the worst for most people regarding finances and savings. Therefore, it’s no wonder that many people are trying to find ways to get out of the dire situation they’re in right now. That’s where lottery agents come into play!
Lottery agents are middlemen who purchase lottery tickets on behalf of their clients. If you’d like to become one, there are several things you should know about it. First of all, you will need to have a lot of patience, experience, and knowledge of your country’s lottery system. The best part is that if everything works out as planned, you can earn up to $1k per month.
Take up Extreme Ironing
Extreme ironing sounds like some kind of a boring activity reserved for old folks in retirement homes. However, nothing is boring about this unusual hobby! And even though it’s not exactly new (people have been doing it since the 1980s), it became much more popular thanks to the internet and social media.
It’s basically the same as ironing, but the difference is that you don’t do it in your home or laundry room – you do it in places and situations where most people wouldn’t put their ironing board, such as mountain tops and cliffs edges! There are even contests for extreme ironing, such as The 1st Extreme Ironing World Championship, firstly held in 2002.
Start Playing the Chromatic Harmonica
The chromatic harmonica might look like just another instrument to play, but it’s actually a lot more than that. It’s not only a fun activity to take up as a hobby, but it’s also a great way to fall in love with music again!
Furthermore, you can play it wherever you go – whether that’s at home or on your way to work. Practice regularly and make sure that you’re comfortable with it before playing it in front of other people.
Learn To Knit, Embroider, and Weave
It might sound funny and unusual, but knitting is one of the most popular hobbies today. There is no denying that many people do it regularly, and although it doesn’t seem exciting at first glance, it’s almost impossible to put aside once you get into it. So if you want to learn something new and unusual in 2021, check out how to knit and embroider.
One of the best things about this hobby is that you don’t even need to spend a fortune on expensive equipment or expensive materials. All you need is a few skeins of yarn and some basic instructions available on the web – and you can start knitting right away!
Grow Your Own Food
Gardening has always been a popular hobby among people who live in cold countries. However, there is more than just growing vegetables and herbs there – you can grow pretty much anything in your garden!
Moreover, growing your own herbs, leafy greens, and veggies is the opportunity to maintain a more conscious and sustainable lifestyle.
If you want to learn how to grow organic food in 2021, here are a few tips for you:
■ Make sure that you have enough space for your garden (ideally an empty plot).
■ Find out what kind of soil and fertilizer you need – these may vary depending on the foods you want to grow.
■ Finally, plant your seeds!
The more creative and passionate you are about gardening, the more likely it is that you’ll succeed with this unusual hobby.
Take Up Programming as a Hobby
Technology seems to rule us nowadays – from our smartphones to our computers and laptops, everything is connected to the internet these days. And while technology does have its benefits, learning about how it works may allow you to avoid downsides and risks associated with it.
Consider learning how to program! At least you can find out more about it and try to understand how our devices work thanks to software written on programming languages like C++ or Java.
Even though this may seem like an unusual or dull hobby at first glance, many people find it very interesting once they approach programming thoughtfully! And best of all – it is perhaps the most profitable one of all existing hobbies, and you can turn it into your primary source of income if you feel like it’s your thing.
Learn To Be a Photographer
In this 21st century, we are all surrounded by so many things – both good and bad. And while some people complain about the negative aspects of the digital age, others embrace it and try to find the good in it. If you fall into the latter category, you should consider taking up photography as one of your hobbies, as modern smartphones allow you to take – almost – professional pictures today.
Thus, if you want to learn photography in the upcoming year, you do not have to start by purchasing a camera. However, if you’re going to take your passion for photography to the next level, you can look for a camera and a couple of different lenses. Then, start taking photos – the more you practice, the better you become!
Today, people are encouraged to learn what they really love instead of following the same education path everyone else takes. That’s why if you would like to start learning something new, you should start with evaluating your passions and see if there’s a way you can elaborate it and turn it into a hobby.
A perfect hobby has two main traits – it is fun and informative at the same time. The rest is up to you and your expectations of how you want to spend your free time – knitting a tiny sweater for your pup? Nice. Ironing your own clothes in extreme environments? Even better!