Finding A Healthy Hobby In College

For many, but not all, students, college is a time for exploring and having fun. Sometimes it’s good fun, and sometimes it’s bad fun. For most teenegares time away at college is their first time away from home, so they experiment, and do all the things that felt they couldn’t do under the watchful eye of their parents.

Those that go off to college and starting drinking, experimenting with drugs, and having sex, tend to be the ones that don’t finish college. It’s the ones that go in with a goal for their future in mind that make it. But college doesn’t have to be all about studying, you can have fun, you just need to pick the right hobbies.

Join A Club

When it comes to college, clubs can be one of the best things to join in order to have something to do in your spare time, and it looks good on your college transcripts. There are clubs for all sorts of things, from history to singing, you just need to find one that sounds interesting to you.

Remember, you’ll have meetings and competitions, and other get togethers, so if you feel like you just don’t have time for following someone else’s schedule, you may want to pick up a hobby that you can set times for.

Start A Band

If you play an instrument, or have a great singing voice, maybe you should consider starting a band on campus. It lets you get to know some like minded people, and you’ll be able to jam with a group instead of alone.

You’ll want to find band members that have the same musical interests as you. You will also want to find people that can be available to practice the same times you have availability.

Become An Artist

If you’re more of a loner, you may want to pick up some sort of hobby that you can do on your own. Art is a great option. Even if you’ve never been very artistic, you can take some time to look at art online and see if it inspires you.

One of the best things about art is there are so many forms, and there is no wrong way to do it. Art is subjective, and if you enjoy doing it and it keeps you out of trouble and getting to class on time, then it’s working.

Start Crafting

Much like art, there are tons of things you could craft, from making homemade business cards to buying a 3D printer and making phone cases. Crafting is fun and creative, and if you pick up something like knitting, it can sometimes also travel well.

You could combine arts and crafts and start crafting your own book. Maybe write something about college life, or a completely fictional story.