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10 Screen-Free Hobbies That'll Add Enjoyment to Your Life

I spend a crazy amount of time online (like most of us, right?). My day job has me glued to a computer for eight hours, plus my side gigs involve even more screen time. Honestly, it's just too much. That's why I love taking breaks from the screen—it gives my eyes a break and it feels great to switch things up.

10 Screen-Free Hobbies That'll Add Enjoyment to Your Life

So, I've put together this list of 10 hobbies that won't cost you any screen time. Ready to step away from the tech and try something new? Let's dive in!

Embrace the Joy of Painting

It's time to channel your inner Bob Ross and pick up a paintbrush! The best part? There are no mistakes, only "happy accidents!" Take a deep breath and create the world you wish to see (or the one you want to escape to). Curious about how to begin this colorful journey? Check out these beginner-friendly painting techniques.

Get Crafty with Hand Lettering

Calligraphy, brush lettering, faux-ligraphy – oh my! Hand lettering has taken the creative world by storm, and it’s about time you hopped on this aesthetically satisfying trend. Here’s a beginner’s guide to hand lettering to help you get your scribbling adventure started.

Get Crafty with Hand Lettering
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Step Into the Green Scene (Plant Parenthood)

The urban jungle trend is all the rage right now and for good reason! It's time to channel your inner gardener and create your very own botanical paradise. Let's get those green thumbs working and bring some life to those living spaces! What plants should you adopt first? This plant care guide will help you pick the ones just right for you!

Rediscover the Lost Art of Snail Mail

There's something magical about pen pals and handwritten letters (and they certainly bring back memories for someone like me over age 40). It's a great way to exercise your writing skills and bring some joy to someone's day by sending a surprise snail mail. 

Wanna level up your snail mail game? Put your creative skills to work and decorate your envelopes or even make your own DIY postcards. Need some inspiration? Check out these envelope art ideas.

Rediscover the Lost Art of Snail Mail
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Dance the Night (or Day) Away

Whether it's in your living room or a dance class, let those limbs loose and give in to the rhythm of the music. Even if it's just swaying in one direction or perfecting your moonwalk, dancing can improve your mood and get some of those precious endorphins pumping. Check out some of these amazing mashups and remixes that are sure to get you moving!

Master the Culinary Arts

Time to put on that apron and become the stellar home chef you were always meant to be! Whip up some new recipes or find a signature dish to impress your friends. Plus, cooking at home usually amounts to some delicious leftovers. Need a little encouragement? Here are some tips to build your culinary confidence.

Master the Culinary Arts
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Get Lost in Paper Worlds

Remember the pure joy of cracking open a new book and flipping actual pages? Me too! Ditch the e-reader and get lost in the physicality of reading. Need some recommendations? I’ve compiled some summer reads right here.

Bend, Don't Break – Yoga Time

Want to elevate your fitness routine while also practicing mindfulness? Yoga might just be your new go-to. With practices like Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Yin, and even simple breathing exercises, you're sure to find a yoga technique that suits your style. Give it a try and see how it can not only benefit your body but also your mind! Here's how to choose the perfect yoga style for you.

Bend, Don't Break – Yoga Time
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Become the Puzzle Master

It's time to unplug and dive into the wonderful world of puzzles! From classic jigsaw puzzles to brain teasers, 3D puzzles, and even multi-layered logic games, there's sure to be a puzzle type that catches your interest. Give it a go and see how immersing yourself in this timeless pastime can be both fun and rewarding! Check out some of the most challenging puzzles to tackle.

DIY Your World

Upcycling and DIY projects are so much fun! You can turn something old or unused into something new and exciting. From making your own infused oils to tie-dying a tee, the possibilities are endless. Plus, it's a great way to disconnect from our screens and get those creative juices flowing. The best part? It can also save you some money. Still unsure where to start? Here are some newbie-friendly DIY projects.

DIY Your World
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Step Away From The Screen!

Who knew unplugging could be so exciting? The world may be glued to their screens, but it’s possible to defy the status quo and savor the novelty of authentic, screen-free experiences. Which of these thrilling 10 hobbies will pull you away from your device? Let me know in the comments below!

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