Having a hobby you love is wonderful, but not all hobbies are good for expanding your friendship circle. For example, you might love knitting, but if you only knit at home on the couch while streaming something on Netflix, it can feel a bit isolating. If you have been feeling a little lonely and are looking for something to enrich your life, it is a good idea to seek out hobbies that are also social in nature.
So, what are some hobbies that are great for socializing? Let’s take a look at a few options.
Fitness Clubs and Challenges
If you are looking to get fit, the obvious hobby for you is one related to fitness. And it is a great one for socializing as well. Most fitness crazes and sports have online followings that allow you to join communities from your home as well as in-person meetups and challenges that will allow you to meet more people local to you. Even if there are not clubs or meetups, you can still take a class and meet people that way.
Most volunteer positions are focused on groupwork. This means that in addition to giving back, you get to meet and get to know others, both those you are working with and those you are helping. This is a very rewarding way to meet people and fill your time.
From the local library to online groups, there are lots of ways you can participate in book clubs. This is a very easy way to get to know others as there is a natural base for discussion which you can then branch off from and get to know others better. And since you are reading as you go, you are filling your time even when you are alone.
Learning a new language is challenging and rewarding. It also has its awkward moments which are ideal for bonding over with others. In addition to classmates, you can meet others through language learning by entering into language exchanges online and in person.
Even if you cannot sing, chances are there is a choir near you that will welcome you with open arms. Choirs like this have been popping up a lot lately in cities big and small, many of them focused on activism as much as they are on singing. If you love to sing and want to meet some like-minded people, look for choirs that focus on issues important to you.