Yes, I understand that more than half the year is over and it’s just flying by. However there’s still time to cross of those New Years Resolutions you forgot about, or to make new ones. One of the best ways to make the most of the remaining four months is to take up a hobby. Whether you’re wanting to start something you can easily do from home, or something that’s a little more social, I have some wonderful ideas for you.

1. Learn How to Gamble
Games such as blackjack can be really, really fun and there’s a lot of skill involved in being good at it. Thankfully there are tons of options to play online to not only pass your free time, but to help you learn more how to navigate the game. Online blackjack is a great way to play without putting yourself at risk during these tough times. Once you’re confident, you can even begin to play paid games in order to win extra cash. There are other games, such as poker, which are even more social and can be a fun way to gather friends. Furthermore, if you enjoy betting on your favorite sports, you can start placing bets from the comfort of your own home. Before doing so, however, you should consult seasoned sports experts in order to stay on top of all the latest predictions. Technology has made it easier than ever for bettors to obtain expert advice. For example, for football fans looking to make a profit, Doc’s professional experts provide daily NFL picks as well as news, analysis, and proprietary data to the millions of Americans who wager on sports and make sports betting a multibillion-dollar industry.

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2. Learn a New Language
Learning a new language is a great way to engage parts of your brain you’ve probably not actively tried to use in a while! There are so many aspects to learning a language, from building up basic vocab, through to learning how to naturally be able to interact with local speakers. For the vocabulary aspect, I find cue cards really helpful or even apps like Duolingo. For learning how to talk to people, there’s nothing better than actually talking to native speakers.

3. Take Up a New Sport
If you’ve added a few extra lbs to your waistline, then it might be tempting to take up a sport as a hobby. It can be a great way to meet like minded people, while finding a way to get your heart pumping and your body feeling better than ever before. Some sports that are fun and make it easy to make friends include: yoga, boxing, soccer and anything that includes a team.

4. Knitting
There’s nothing quite like a new hobby/skill that’s practical too. You can use your knitting to make things like scarves, sweaters, or even gifts for others. If you have someone in your family that’s already an experienced knitter, it can be a wonderful bonding activity to do together. And if you’re a man, don’t feel weird about knitting. Recently Tom Daley was spotted knitting at the Japan 2020/2021 Olympics, showing that knitting is a wonderful hobby for anyone to pick up. Check out for more ideas of fun things you can do in your free time.

Hopefully this gives you some ideas of fun things you can pick up in 2021 to keep yourself entertained and growing.

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