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15 Screen-Free Hobbies to Try

With so much of our lives spent online, it is important to be able to unplug every once in awhile. That’s why I compiled this list of 15 screen-free hobbies to try when you need to give your eyes and mind a much-needed rest. Let’s check it out..

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1. Make or Join a Book Club

Share a love of literature with your friends and join (or make) a book club. Select a book of the month, and get together to discuss your thoughts.


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2. Try Out a Subscription Box

Get goodies sent to your house monthly by signing up for a subscription box. There are some super entertaining ones that you can make a whole night out of like this crime mystery box or adult craft crate.


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3. Host a Board Game Night

Set aside one night for playing board games together with family or friends. This is a great way to stay connected and have some fun off-screen.

4. Start a Craft Kit

Craft kits, like this embroidery kit, is an easy way to try out a new craft or DIY project. They are especially helpful for those new to crafting because everything you need is all in one place.


5. Create a Scrapbook or Bullet Journal

This is another great option for those who are creative and love crafts. There are a bunch of different ways you can create a scrapbook or bullet journal. Just check out these 25+ scrapbook bullet journal ideas.


6. Write a Letter

Pull out some paper and an envelope and send a loved one some good old fashioned snail mail. Bonus points for using cute stationary and your best calligraphy.


7. Read Magazines

Magazines might not be as cool as they once were, but why not rediscover what’s in the pages of those glossy covers.

8. Make a Zine

Put your thoughts to paper and create a handmade zine made out of scraps of paper and magazine clippings. Learn how you can make a zine here.


9. Start a Collection

Starting a collection is a hobby that can last a lifetime.

Here are some ideas:

  • Enamel pins
  • Postcards
  • Stickers
  • Knick knacks
  • Vinyl records
  • Comic books


Related: 12 Best Hobbies for Introverts


10. Visit Local Businesses or Restaurants

Supporting small businesses is ever so important. So why not make a hobby out of it and visit some local gems in your area.

11. Flip Thrift Items

If you’re looking to find a hobby that can make you a bit of cash, why not try flipping thrift items?


12. Purge and Resell Your Stuff

Similarly, another idea you can try is to deep clean your entire house and resell what you no longer want to keep around.


13. Foster a Pet

Fostering an animal not only benefits your mental health, but also provides a temporary home for an animal in need. If fostering doesn’t work for you, you could try volunteering at a local animal shelter instead.

14. Teach Your Dog a New Trick

If you have a dog at home, why not take some time to teach them a new trick? It’s super rewarding for both you and your furry friend, and also a great way to bond.


15. Grow and Take Care of a Plant

If you have a green thumb why not grow your own plants? Taking care of plants is very therapeutic and a great screen-free option.


How Do You Go Screen-Free?

Which of these 15 screen-free hobbies are your favorite? What ways do you unplug and unwind? Share in the comments below!

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  • Reply
    January 11, 2021 at 6:47 am

    I go on screens far too much but it is just so hard not to when it’s the only way of contacting my family or doing uni work. With that said, I should try and get a hobby that is completely screen-free. This is a really lovely collection of ideas <3 xx

    • Reply
      January 11, 2021 at 11:37 am

      Thank you, Caroline! I hope you find a screen-free hobby that works great for you!

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