Great Hobbies That You Don’t Need A Screen For

Sometimes it can seem like you have to spend your entire life in front of a screen. There might not be much you can do about that when it comes to your job – some simply require plenty of screen time – but what about your downtime? Do you also look at a screen for your hobbies as well? It’s easy to fall into this routine and start to rely on your laptop, tablet, or phone as a means of entertainment as well as how you make your living, but if you’re tired of this and you want to do something different, there are options. It might feel as though the screen is the most important thing in your life, but if you can break out of the habit, you’ll soon see there are plenty of other things you can do; read on to find out what some of them are. 


Writing is a great hobby to get into. It unleashes your imagination and allows you to explore many aspects of yourself and the world. You can write short stories, novels, or poetry. You can write in a certain genre or just see where the story takes you. It’s all your choice. What’s great about writing is that you don’t have to do it with publication in mind (which can allow for more freedom). Still, if you want to publish your work, there are a number of different paths you can take, from the traditional way of finding an agent and publisher to doing the work yourself. 

Don’t worry that writing involves being in front of a screen as much as your work does. Although you can use a laptop or tablet to do this hobby, you don’t have to. Many writers prefer to use a notebook and write their ideas longhand; they feel it gives them more control and they like its organic nature. Others record their stories into a Dictaphone, giving them more freedom and making the story much more spontaneous. 


Sport is a wonderful hobby to have because not only does it get you away from the screen (and often it takes you outside as well, which is great since fresh air is so good for you), but it also helps you keep fit and healthy. When you consider that sport is also a lot of fun, there aren’t any downsides to it. Even someone who might live a rather sedentary life can get involved in sport; just take it slowly at first if you are unfit and build up – there will be beginners classes to join if you’re not sure what to do. 

The really exciting thing about sport is that it’s a hobby that has many different forms. Playing sports is obviously a great thing, but if you can’t or don’t want to, or if you want to enhance your hobby, you can buy event tickets to watch matches and sporting competitions, you can watch it on TV with friends, or you can search out memorabilia that relates to a specific sport or team. Sport is a wide-ranging hobby that will ensure you don’t have too much screen time. 


Have you ever just gone out to explore somewhere, either in your own neighborhood or somewhere entirely new? Maybe you did this as a child, but what about as you grew up? In many cases, this fun game is replaced with work and other responsibilities, but if you’re looking for a hobby to get you away from the screen, exploration could be it. 
The only thing you’ll need when you go exploring is a good pair of walking boots, a water bottle, and some way to find your route back home again – exploring isn’t fun if you get lost. Other than that, you can just go and see what you can see. Explore the beaches, the woods, or even the local roads you’ve never gone down. You might find nothing at all, but the excitement of going and looking is what counts.

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