Are you self-conscious about your lifestyle? Do you feel as though it is not interesting enough and that you are missing out on something? Are your hobbies attracting people into your life?
If your answers to the questions above are no, then you have to read this!
You are not alone in this.
Many people have great careers, skills, and hobbies they love, but their lifestyle seems boring. They are just not attracting people to their lives. If you are in this condition, you have to search for hobbies that will enable you to create a more attractive lifestyle that will draw people to you.
Below are five hobbies you can develop for a more attractive lifestyle.
1. Social dancing (Salsa, Bachata, Swing, Ballroom, etc)
Social dancing is a great way to develop your confidence and improve your lifestyle. Most people love good dancers when they see one and they want to associate with them. It does not matter whether you know how to dance or not. You can easily look for a dance club in your area to learn social dancing like Salsa, swing or ballroom. It is an excellent way to meet beautiful and interesting people from all walks of life.
You will learn attractive dancing skills that will reduce or totally eliminate your social anxieties. It will take you totally out of your comfort zone, helping you to become more confident around people.
Dancing draws a lot of attention to you, especially if you are good at it. In the beginning, when you are just learning, it will look slow, but by the time you are good at it, it will open up your mind to many new possibilities. If you are a guy, you get attention from girls easily and vice versa, if you are a lady.
Don’t know where to learn social dancing? Go to YouTube and search for Lindy hop, West coast swing, argentine tango, salsa, kizomba, bachata, etc.
You can also do a Google search and a Facebook search for “[the dance you’re interested in] + [the name of your metro area/city/town]. You will get a better result with the Facebook search.
It is better for you to learn social dancing in classes than taking private classes or learning it on your own. You will miss the chance to make friends, go out together and have fun, which is the purpose for learning dancing in the first place. You don’t have to feel uncomfortable. When you start as a beginner, you suck at first, but that is ok because you are learning. Essentially, as time goes on you become better.
Paintball is a popular game in the world today. There are people (men and women) who love to play the game. If you are just starting out, you will need sets of paintball guns, air tanks, and face masks. You can either buy them or rent them when you want to play. It is advisable you peruse some YouTube videos on how to play paintball before you start playing. It will enable you to learn some basics about the game.
Paintball players are knowledgeable, patient and ever ready to help a new beginner. There are different categories of players, such as beginners, intermediates, and expert players. You will work together with other people in a team, planning and strategizing on how to defeat your opponent.
You will have a lot of fun, meet new people and make friends easily. By the time you finished playing a game, you would have made friends in your team. It is also a great way to exercise. You will have to learn how to run, duck, kneel, crawl, and roll to avoid being shot.
It is not a hard game to learn, there are lots of tutorials to get you started online. Once you start playing the game, you will be hooked.
3. Frisbee Golf
Frisbee golf, also known as disc golf is a game that is played all over the United States and around the world. It is an enjoyable game to play no matter your age or level of experience.
Frisbee players are some of the friendliest and most generous people you will ever come across in life. You can play with people of all skill levels and still enjoy yourself. Even if you don’t know how to play, the players are ever ready to teach you how to play. You can also invite your friends to play with you, talk to someone you have not met before at a tournament or at leagues.
For you to meet new people all the time, join a Frisbee golf club in your community. You will make great friends that will enhance your life.
4. Auto shows
Cars bring people together in a way that other appliances do not. If you are an automotive enthusiast, and you will love to really build on the hobby and meet new people to make your life more attractive, start by searching for car events. You can do this by looking at Facebook for a meet or cars and coffee event. Look for casual events that have no judges or prizes. It will make it easier for you to make friends in an environment that is not competitive.
When you see a good car, compliment the owner for their choice of vehicle. Try to start up a conversation. Introduce yourself to them, shake hands and ask them questions about their vehicles.
Then after that, you can offer to buy them lunch after the show. It is a great way to meet new people and make great friends that will make your life more attractive.
Volunteering is a great way to help a worthy cause and also make new friends in a way that not many extra-curricular activities can. You are in constant contact with the recipients of your volunteer efforts and your fellow volunteers. These are people from different backgrounds, professions, and interest.
Volunteering will help you to expand your social network. It will enhance your interpersonal skills which will make your life more attractive and help more people to relate to you.
How to volunteer?
Search for local volunteer centers online. You will have many opportunities to volunteer at outdoor events, such as bike races, ski races, running races, etc.
Originally published at medium.com