For some of us, full-blown parties, nights out or large gatherings are total nightmare material. Yep, being around hoards of other people isn’t everyone’s idea of a good time. So, instead of sending yourself into a frenzy of social anxiety, we’ve found some top-notch hobbies to take up if you’re an introvert. You’re welcome.
- Master the art of the espresso martini. Then invite your nearest and dearest around to test it. No trip to a rowdy bar required.
- Get snap happy. Whether it’s on your iPhone or a fancy DSLR, photography is a great skill for an introvert to have.
- Work on your bod. While group fitness classes might be a bit daunting, there are plenty of ways to keep fit solo. Helloooo hula hooping.
- Bake up a storm. Brownies, cookies, raw, gluten-free, vegan slice—take your pick. Delicious AND therapeutic.
- Trial all the bath bombs in all the land. A bath and a good book is an introvert’s idea of bliss.
- Make cauliflower pizza. Eat said pizza. You would never have time if you were out partying.
- Clue up. Use your downtime to open your mind to the weird, wonderful and wacky things this world had to offer.
- Put pen to paper. You could be the next JK Rowling.
- Channel your inner muso. Learn the guitar, the sax or put those pipes to good use.
- Become one with Mother Nature. Start a veggie garden, take up hiking or practice outdoor yoga.
- Volunteer with animals. Let’s be honest, they’re better than humans half the time anyway.
- Read, read and read some more. Nothing better than getting lost in a book.
- Learn a new language. Voulez-vous, ah ha.
- Wine and dine with your bestie/s. Food, booze and a select few people is an unbeatable combo.
- Tune out to podcasts. They’re the actual best.
- Binge watch Netflix. You knew this one was coming…
- See how many incoming phone calls you can avoid.
- Get crafty. Distress an old piece of furniture, take a pottery class or finally use that colouring book you got for Christmas.
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