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12 Best Hobbies for Introverts

Looking for something new to try? Having a hobby can bring so many benefits to your overall health and wellbeing. And if you’re an introvert like me, then having a hobby that calls for a lot of socializing doesn’t seem to be the best fit. That’s why I put together this list of 12 perfect hobbies for introverts. All of these hobbies can be done inside and by yourself, (or with a buddy)! Let’s check it out!

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Read some books

Pick a genre you really like: thriller, romance, nonfiction, etc, and set a timer for a certain number of minutes a day and just read! No distractions, no nothing.

To keep track of the books you read (and books you want to read), sign up to Goodreads, a social media network for readers. Even join in on their reading challenges and book groups!


Related: 12 Tips for Eco-Friendly Reading


Try your hand at embroidery

The possibilities are endless with embroidery. You can make wall art, add details to clothing, and even create your very own pins. I made a peach pin awhile back. It did look.. Interesting.. But embroidery is difficult at first, so you got to stick with it.

Check out embroidery kits on Etsy.


Sew some simple projects

Find an easy guide online to upcycle old fabric into something new. I recently made a dog toy out of an old pair of jeans, and my dog loved it! It’s a great way to reuse some old fabric scraps.

Check out the DIY instructions here.


Make your own bath products

Search Pinterest to find DIY bath products from bath bombs, to sugar scrubs, to bath soaks, and more. And best of all, you most likely already have all the ingredients in your kitchen ready to go!


Play a board game

..Or build a puzzle, play some sudoku, or start a crossword puzzle. Anything to take a break from endlessly scrolling through social media.


Learn a new language

Learning a new language can be done for free, and on your phone! I recommend the apps, Duolingo, Babbel, and Memrise for language learning at the palm of your hand.


Related: 10 Ideas for Lifelong Learning


Write poetry

Pick up your pen and let the words flow out. If poetry isn’t your thing, try journaling, or bullet journaling, or even scrapbooking!

Find a penpal

Go back to old school snail mail and send someone a letter. Whether that be to a family member or a stranger across the world, penpalling someone is a great way to be social at your own pace.


Start a collection

This could be of anything. I personally like collecting vintage postcards and enamel pins. You could also collect coins, stamps, or figurines, for example. The possibilities are endless!


Related: 15 Screen-Free Hobbies to Try


Listen to podcasts

If you’ve read my blog before, then you would know that I love podcasts. You can find podcasts about pretty much anything. But it seems like they can be divided into two categories: entertainment or educational- or a mixture of both.

So, whether you are wanting to learn something new, or just want to sit back and relax, throw on some headphones and download some awesome pods.


Start a podcast

Podcasting seems to be the next big thing in online content. So if you’re tech-savvy and interested in a bigger project that could possibly make you some money, then podcasting might be just for you.

Start a blog

So, I am quite biased on this one, but blogging, like podcasting might be the endeavor for you. Whether that be blogging on a free platform, or going self-hosted, there is an avenue in blogging for everyone.


I want to hear from you!

Trying something new is always exciting, and trying a hobby can bring such benefit to your health and wellbeing. Don’t let being introverted stop you from exploring out of your comfort zone. There are so many great hobbies for introverts that can be done right in the comfort of your own home.

What would you add to this list? Let me know in the comments if you have anymore more suggestions you’d like to add! Also, don’t forget to share this post to an introvert in your life.

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  1. As in introvert i can agree these are all great ideas! I have got my sewing machine out during lockdown and have got back into making garments which has been so much fun!

    1. That’s so awesome! I definitely wish I could make my own clothing! I would love to see some of your creations. Thanks for reading. 🙂

    1. Thank you! I agree, extroverts could definitely take some of these ideas too! Thank you so much for reading. 🙂

        1. Yes, I love all their little characters. There are also so many great ones on the market that keep popping up, but I will always have a soft spot for Duolingo, as it was the first one I tried! And you as well!

          1. I so get that! Duolingo is awesome and is definitely the most popular one for a reason. Thanks for reading and good luck on your language learning! 🙂

  2. This is such a great list of ideas! I started learning Spanish on Duolingo but stopped, so I need to pick that up again! And reading is, of course, one of my favorite hobbies as an introvert. But I’ve been meaning to start learning some sort of sewing lately. Someone gave me a crochet kit for my birthday, so maybe that’s the push I need to try it! 🙂

    Emily |

    1. Reading is one of my favorites as well! I’ve been loving seeing your book updates over on Goodreads!

      That crochet kit sounds awesome. Let me know how it goes! And thanks for your comment!

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