It's the year 2022 and things are looking a little bit brighter than before. We're far from getting back to 'normal' whatever that is, but life goes on and so do our pastimes and hobbies. They help us relax, get creative, and find new meanings in our busy lives filled with work, families, and social obligations. Here are few fun new hobbies you could start in 2022.

Vlogging

If you aren't into it already, then now is the best time to start your own vlog. Video blogs have been around for quite a few years now and many people have managed to even monetize them and make a living by creating fun and engaging videos. But in the end of the day it's all about doing something you're passionate about, so if you like to talk on camera about the things you love, then go ahead, pick a topic for your vlog, and start recording!

Pottery-Making

Did you ever try making your own bowls, plates, or even vases? Clay is an amazing medium that allows you to create literally anything you can think about from tableware to gorgeous accessories. It's versatile and incredibly pleasant to work with once you get the hang of it. We urge you to try it at least once - who knows, maybe it'll become your new favourite hobby in 2022!

Creating cups on a potter's wheel.
Photo by Earl Wilcox / Unsplash

Hiking

Hiking is an evergreen type of hobby that just never gets old, that's why you'll probably see it in all hobby lists throughout the years. It's just so versatile! Not only does hiking get you out of the city to spend more time in the wild, but it is also a great way to explore your surroundings and build new meaningful relationships. You can make friends who are as into hiking as you are or go out solo and enjoy the peace and calm of Mother Nature all by yourself.

Cooking

Cooking is not the most obvious choice when it comes to hobbies as most of us just do it as an obligation. This usually takes all the fun out of cooking, turning it into a very mundane and lackluster task. But what if you tried cooking a new meal each week? And tapped into some unknown cuisines, trying exotic meals from Indian and Thai cookbooks? Food can be as exciting as all other hobbies put together, so go ahead and try cooking something new with the ingredients you've never tried before.

Bouldering

We don't know about you, but we're done idly sitting at home day after day - it's time to go out, explore the world, and get fitter as you do it! Bouldering is a great way not only to build a beautiful and healthy body, but also to improve your stamina and overall health levels. You can start by going to the climbing gym and then switch to some open spaces for a more exciting bouldering experience.