Frugal living doesn’t mean boring living. In fact, when you’re living frugally and on a budget, it’s even more important to express your creativity and find hobbies that make you happy and more fulfilled. Fortunately, there are many hobbies and ways to express your creativity that won’t have you spending a lot of money. Don’t know where to start? You’re in luck! Here is a list to get you started (and inspired!)
Join a sports team
Joining a local sports team is a wonderful way to get some exercise, meet new people and try something new. Most communities have local sports teams that are free to join (or for a minimal fee.) For some people, sports are an excellent way to express themselves as well as challenge themselves. I’d recommend trying something different and really get out of your comfort zone with sports like Lacrosse, Ultimate Frisbee and Ringette – you just might be the next champion!
Analyze your dreams
If there’s one place where your creativity really comes to life, it’s in your dreams. The things that your mind can manifest while you’re asleep are truly amazing. Dreams can be difficult to understand and analyze by yourself, but fortunately there are now some apps that will do just that for you. With the dream journal for example, it helps you decode the meanings of your dreams. It’s a wonderful way to really get in touch with your sub conscious thoughts and learn even more about yourself.
Scrapbooking is definitely one of my favourite things to do when I have some time on my hands. If you have a loved one’s birthday or anniversary coming up and are struggling to think of an original gift idea, a scrapbook would be perfect. There are scrapbooking classes and shops to get you started if you’d like, or otherwise you can start on your own. With scrapbooking, the sky is really the limit – think lots of colours, letters, photos, drawings – whatever it is that expresses your thoughts and creativity! It can also be a wonderful present for yourself to keep to remind you of your creativity on those dull days.
Learn to play an instrument
Music really is an incredible way to express your creativity. Music can lift your mood, remind you of special times and help you through the hard ones. A lot of people choose not to learn to play an instrument as they are under the impression that music lessons are very expensive (which is correct.) Luckily, these days you can learn to play instruments online via Youtube tutorials etc. Whilst it may be time consuming, it could be one of the most satisfying things you will ever do! Think ‘outside the box’ if you’re looking for something diffferent – bagpipes, harmonica or beat-boxing are some great ones!
Those are just a few ideas to get you started on your journey to find your creative self! What kind of things do you do to express your creativity that don’t cost an arm and a leg?