7 Hobbies For The Carefree Soul

7 Hobbies For The Carefree Soul

With modern technology and social media coupled with long hours at work, it is rare for someone to have a list of hobbies that they truly enjoy. With summer right around the corner, some people are finding themselves with a little more free time. Most likely, the typical 'watching a movie' or 'going to the mall' have already been played out and you are looking for something that defines you and all of your quirky goodness. If you need a push in the right directions, definitely keep reading my curated list of 7 hobbies for the carefree soul that lives in all of us:

1. DIY Natural Products
DIY Beauty Products

One of the things that I most look forward to doing this summer is making my own lotion, deodorant, hair gel and face scrubs. There are so many things that we buy for ridiculous prices that are loaded with chemicals. That's just not how we are suppose to live. The base for most of these products are coconut oil, beeswax, aloe and essential oils, so it would definitely be a most cost efficient and healthier hobby than most. Need some ideas? Follow my Chemical Free Lifestyle Pinterest Board.
2. Geocaching
When I was a kid, I loved the idea of finding buried treasure and would plan with my brothers to dig up my backyard (to my parents' dismay). Now that I am an adult, I don't have to dig for treasure that isn't there. If you don't already know about it, let me introduce you to geocaching, the world's largest treasurer hunt! Basically, people all around the world are hiding little treasurers in small containers designated by a map. When you go to the geocaching website and download the app, you will receive the coordinates and will bring something along with you to put in place of the treasure that you take out. Learn more about it by watching the video above and by visiting the geocaching website.
3. In-Home Gardening
In Home Gardening
Just like the Simon & Garfunkel song, "Parsley, Sage, Rosemary & Thyme" along with several other herbs, you can grow your seasonings in-home so that they will always be free. My favorites to grow would be basil and mint so that I can throw them into some berry lemonade this summer. Want to get started? Follow my Indoor Garden Pinterest Board!
4. Knitting
Knitting is not just for grandmothers. It is a life skill that a lot of people lack. Not only will it keep you warm, but infinity scarves and beanies make thoughtful gifts.
5. Cause Campaigning

The carefree soul is very conscious. Whether it be for a specific cause, amendment or for an office candidate, use your power to get people around you in action. Also, several campaigns pay, so it will be a great way to get some extra money while displaying your passion.
6. Tree Identification
Tree Identification
Imagine yourself on a cool and breezy day, wondering through a lush forest and observing the creations of life around you. I am currently taking a terrestrial studies class and observation and identification is the main objection. We see trees everyday but we never take the time to actually observe them. Plus, would it be cool to be able to look at a tree and be able to tell whether it is a Red Maple, Cedar or Poplar tree based on the striations in it's bark and the shape of its leaves?
What you'll need: some cute hiking boots and a tree identification guide based on where you live. I live in the Piedmont, so I use a Piedmont Field Guide.
7. Henna
Henna is originally so cultural specific and is so beautifully crafted nonetheless. Indian Mehndi designs are absolutely stunning and perfect to showcase your carefree spirit throughout the summer.

Looks like you just acquired a few new hobbies. Have fun and I'll see you here next time!

(The pictures above came from Pinterest with no linkbacks and from the website of the lovely SZA  as well as her music video "Ice Moon")

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