Get Passionate About a Hobby

9 Great Hobbies to Uplift Women

In today’s modern world, women have their hands full catering for their families and career. Everyone is super busy, which is why it is all the more important to concentrate on a hobby that speaks to them for about an hour or more and get engrossed in it totally and relieve themselves from anxiety and stress. What are some of the awesome hobbies that would allure women? Read on to find out.

Here is a list of the hobbies that would entice women from which they can pick one or two:

1) Blogging/ Writer

If a woman is interested in voicing her opinions and sharing her views with the world, she can actually start blogging and write books – fiction or nonfiction as hobbies first but eventually monetize them and therefore, bringing out her dormant talent.

2) Cooking

In this fast paced world, cooking is often neglected and a switch over to fast food and canned food is preferred to save time. But actually that is not an option as it brings forth ill health and obesity. Women who love to cook can find out some time during the evening to cook sumptuous meals for themselves or if they are married, for their families and children. They would soon rediscover their love for cooking and her family would thank her heartily.

3) Dancing

Ballroom, ballet or salsa dancing may be interesting for some women. Then she should do it more often with her partner along with the beats of the music being played out in the background. She will have moments of jubilance and exhilaration and not only that, it is great for her health, mind, body and spirit. If she would like to polish her dance moves, she can try YouTube tutorials online at home.

4) Gardening

Gardening can be a favorite for some women. Working in mother nature, pulling out weeds and planting seeds of vegetables or flowers or both and watering them everyday in the right amounts and adding fertilizer can lead to a beautiful garden of her creation. While it is a creative hobby, it has a huge benefit for her both physically and mentally. It can be the perfect remedy for her to gather herself well from a day spent glued to a screen indoors and even minimize depression.

5) Jewellery Making

Making jewellery is a creative outlet for women who are on the hunt for a new hobby. You need beads, wires, pliers, thread and others to get started. The enthusiastic women with this hobby should be able to make unique pieces to upgrade their look or gift loved ones. Eventually they can use it as a side income by selling online.

6) Painting

The interested woman can create beautiful images using water colors to oil paints. She can sell them in an art exhibition and impress her friends and family with her artistic talent. It not only allows her get creative but strengthens her memory and relieves stress.

7) Photography

With access to Adobe Photoshop, smart phones and tablets, any woman has the potential to be a great photographer. Photography allows to capture memories, improve the woman’s eye for detail and relieve anxiety as she spends her time focusing on her surroundings.

8) Playing an Instrument

It’s never too late to pick up a guitar or synthesizer as a hobby and reap the benefits of playing good music. Mastering an instrument boosts the woman’s memory, improves her hand-eye coordination and concentration. She also gets the opportunity to come in touch with other like-minded musicians and influential people.

9) Cycling

Cycling is one of the best forms of exercise to take up as a hobby because it improves heart health, tones leg muscles and reduces the risk of cancer. Besides, it saves her big from spending on public transport or motor prices.

Summing up, those are nine great hobbies from which women have the liberty to choose and take up one or two and start living life to the fullest and soaring high.

Sports and Hobbies in Kenya

Kenya is a land of acclaimed of numerous sportsmen who rule race tracks both locally and internationally, with an abundance of creative hobbies to pursue in spare time.

Sports and hobbies in Kenya are embedded in the country’s culture and are used to promote the highly social lifestyles and collectivist nature of the populace. By investing in sports as a culture (shown through the number of gold medals she has won), Kenya has also cemented its reputation as a home of sports champions. The Kenyan national anthem is a frequent tune at international sporting events as sports men and women receive accolades for their sporting achievements.

Notable Kenyan sportsmen

Kenya has nurtured real sports talent that includes sportsmen and women with domestic and international status who have won numerous gold, silver and bronze medals:

  • Great Marathoner Catherine Ndereba
  • Long-distance runner Paul Tergat
  • Long-distance track runner Tegla Loroupe
  • Gold medalist Ezekiel Kemboi
  • Current 800m Olympic world record holder David Rudisha
  • 800m Olympic gold medalist and winner of the Golden League Jackpot Pamela Jelimo
  • Olympic gold holder, Samwel Wanjiru (deceased)
  • Safari Rally driver Ian Duncan
  • Rugby’s Humphrey Kayange

Major sports in Kenya

There are assortments of major sports that Kenyans are engaged in from childhood, through school years up to professional level:

Track & Field

Kenya is known worldwide for its achievements in track and field, including short and long-distance track and field, road and walking races, cross country and marathons.

Most annual marathons held in Kenya are for social causes, including:

  • Lewa Marathon
  • Standard Chartered Nairobi Marathon
  • Safaricom Marathon
  • Kass International Marathon
  • Kisumu World AIDS Marathon
  • Sotokoto Safari Marathon

Kenya Sevens Rugby Team

In 2012, Kenya Sevens Team finished fourth in 2012’s IRB World Sevens Series and had a good start in 2013, with a second place win after England, contesting at Wellington Sevens, New Zealand, which is their best performance yet. The Safari Sevens Rugby Tournament and Safaricom Sevens are some of the local rugby events.

Kenya National Football, the Harambee Stars

Formerly a force to reckon with, the team is presently a shadow of its former self. Internal management conflicts, misconduct among funs and poor pay for players have contributed to poor performance of the team in national and regional games. However, local sports teams such as Gor Mahia and AFC Leopard have a massive fan base and are targeted to change football in Kenya.

Common Hobbies

Most Kenyans have individual hobbies based on their interests and where they live. Rural folks are laid back while urban folks are more actively involved in their hobbies. There are hobbies common across ages, gender, social status and regions in Kenya that include:

  • Attending major events such as festivals, fashion shows, sport matches, political and religious rallies
  • Going to theatres and movie cinemas
  • Reading
  • Watching home movies and listening to music
  • Watching local television and radio channels
  • Travelling and touring
  • Karaoke (there’s a growing karaoke culture in urban Kenya)

Most young people consider logging into social media as a hobby, checking their accounts at least thrice a day. With almost every Kenyan having a mobile phone, their spare time is spent in mobile messaging, browsing the internet and socializing through social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook.