As we start our twenties journey, we begin to fully take responsibility for our life and work. Finding time and space for ourselves can become more and more difficult than ever. There are so many things going on in our life that drain our energy that we rarely notice small activities we used to love.
A little cozy reminder if you’re feeling the same:
We aren’t born to just work and pay bills.
Take the time to develop some hobbies which can bring you joy in everyday life. If lucky, you can also create a side hustle from them.
Here is the list of fun hobbies for women in their 20s that will give you some inspiration.
40 Best Hobbies For Women In Their 20s
The very first one on my list is reading.
You may have heard this a million times but I want to make sure that you understand the reason why it’s one of the best hobbies to pick up in your 20s.
Reading has always been an incredibly inexpensive yet effective way for us to expand our horizons.
It provides us with many new experiences and concepts.
While reading about a specific topic, you’re collecting the knowledge of someone else (from the authors and the characters in those books).
One interesting thing is that you’ll be able to learn the way they think, feel and act, which might be totally different from yours.
This can help improve your empathy because you gain a better understanding of people and the world.
I’ve always admired those women who choose yoga as one of their exercise routines. They look so beautiful, healthy and happy.
I’ve tried doing yoga a few times in the past.
I joined the Yoga Club while in University, watched Youtube videos, used the Down Dog Yoga app (which was super fun).
Even though the last time I learned yoga was years ago and I’m still at my beginner-level, I have to say it’s a great experience which I’ll definitely keep coming back to every now and then.
Here are my top 3 reasons why Yoga is one of the most interesting hobbies for 20 somethings:
- By doing yoga, you’ll build a bond between your mind and body.
- It helps manage your energy and mood by relaxing and reducing stress.
- You’ll look and feel younger, healthier and brighter after every session.
Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.
– The Bhagavad Gita –
3. Journaling or Blogging
I used to hate writing of all forms. It’s hard to believe, huh?
Like “How on earth does a person who hates writing become a blogger?”
Let me be honest with you, the old ME wasn’t really into writing because I was too scared to reflect on my thoughts and feelings that I sometimes ignored its benefits.
Journaling and writing are powerful ways to express our true selves.
It helps shift our energies into motivation and passion which pursue our thoughts, dreams, and desires.
I’ve now made it a part of my everyday routine. And it’s totally worth it!
If you wanna know how to start a blog, click here to read tips and tricks I shared about starting your blog.
4. Teach yourself an instrument
If you haven’t learned any instrument yet, why don’t pick one and try this month?
Music is a great way to escape your busy life and responsibilities for a couple of hours. It’s also an effective way to manage your emotions
With today’s technologies, learning an instrument is easier than ever.
No matter if it’s piano, violin, ukulele, or any kind of instrument you’re interested in, Youtube has tons of tutorial videos for you to start exploring your musical side.
5. Learning new languages
Being raised in a multicultural family, learning new languages has always been one of my favorite pastimes.
It’s not just about the language you’re trying to be good at. It’s also about their culture, people, religion, etc that attracts me.
If you’re looking to practice or learn from native speakers, AmazingTalker is an affordable platform to get started. You can choose teachers who you feel most resonate with your study goals and style.
6. Drawing and Painting
Amongst many hobbies for women in their 20s, this one has a special meaning for me.
There was a period in my life when I wanted to start an Instagram account and post my art. I even signed up for some drawing courses on Skillshare.
You can check this interesting course I took earlier here.
Or you can check out your favorite art accounts to see if they offer drawing classes.
It can be a super fun and stress relieving activity to do after a long busy day at work.
Plus, do you know that playing with color and creating art are also a kind of self care?
If you’re one of those who loves creating art but not into drawing, then photography is the one for you. There are so many beautiful things out there waiting to be captured by you.
I read stories about many young women who started photography as a hobby then turned it into a business.
Look at Jenna Kutcher for inspiration. Before being a successful entrepreneur and running a 7-figure empire, Jenna Kutcher started her wedding photography business with a $300 camera bought from Craigslist.
If you’re in love with capturing beautiful moments in life, Jenna’s tips here might be very helpful to get started.
One special thing about baking is that your home will be filled with lovely smells.
I can’t say that I love the process of baking, but I’d love to befriend someone who does.
My sister loves making cookies and breads of all kinds. And our homes always smell so good with butter and cream every Sunday. Love it!
Besides looking for recipes online, she experiments with her own recipes as well, which is really creative because you can reduce things you can’t eat and add your favorite parts instead.
The choice is yours!
9. Board Gaming
Put away your digital devices because it’s time to play some board games.
This is a good hobby for stress relief by helping you spend more quality time with friends and family.
Not only that, research has proven that board games do wonderful things for your brain. They improve your logical thinking and make you better learners.
10. Make your jewelry
Are you a big lover of colorful earrings or special necklaces?
Why not try making your own?
I took this Easy Clay Earrings class by Kiley Bennett last year and the photo below was my result: a pair of orange flower earrings (haha).
I think this is one of the best money-making hobbies for women in their 20s because it doesn’t take you much time and effort. You can work from home and make money from selling them.
You’re free to create your own jewelry shape and try new colors to make them your styles.
Cool, isn’t it?
11. Learn positive money mindset
To me, one of the most necessary hobbies for women in their 20s is learning to mange money.
Finances should always be at the top of our list of things to put energy and focus on in our twenties.
No one teaches us how to keep our financial status healthy. We learned nothing about managing our money, saving, spending and investing.
That’s why we tend to put finances on the back-burner.
A good place to start dealing with your money mindset starting from today is to track your daily expenses.
Soon, you’ll overcome the overwhelming and find it super interesting.
12. Take care of your plants
Many young women nowadays share their interest in being a plant mom!
No matter if it is herbs, veggies or flowers that you want to plant, gardening is the type of hobby that will teach you about patience and how to take care of things you love.
This hobby is also satisfying as you get to observe a seed turning into something bigger, prettier and healthier (especially by your love).
You don’t have to be a good dancer to really start dancing.
Do you love music? Do you love dancing?
Wake up the dancing queen inside you.
Dancing is an exercise-based hobby that incorporates many creative movements.
There are so many different dance styles that you can try: ballet, contemporary, jazz, modern, hip hop, and zumba.
Pick the one that fits your style and go for it!
Another fun hobby to start in your 20s is pottery.
Join a pottery class and start making these cute cups, bowls, vases.
You can even gift them to your family members and your partner for their birthday.
Believe me. They’ll be surprised and so happy to receive the gifts since you made them with all your heart.
Shout out to all nature-lovers! Find your friends and explore a national forest park nearby!
Hiking is a great activity to improve your physical and mental endurance. It is also a memorable way for friends to gather and do many fun activities together, don’t you think?
More hobbies to pick up in your 20s
17. Start a podcast
18. Make your own candles
19. Do some volunteer work
20. Flower arrangement
21. Acting lesson (some Tik Tok videos can help you with this if you don’t want to spend money on real lessons)
23. Play sports
24. Go on picnics
25. Home decorating
26. Standup comedy
27. Meditation practice
28. Cloud watching (remember when we were kids looking up at the sky and imagining different shapes of clouds?)
30. Read tarot card
31. Collect crystal
32. Make Vlog
33. Bullet journaling
34. Japanese origami
35. Learn magic
37. Study stars (or astronomy)
38. Collect quotes or affirmations
40. Make dolls
Before you go
Starting some hobbies is the best way for you to relieve stress when life gets so busy and overwhelming. They give us space to use our gift of focus and attention.
Therefore, use your spare time investing in activities that you really love. Because it’s important to create your one and only creative outlet. It’ll be the motivation you need in daily life.
I hope this list of hobbies for women in their 20s will give you some ideas to get started.
Can’t wait to know which are your favorite! Share them in the comments!