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IT'S NATIONAL HOBBY MONTH: HERE ARE 5 NEW HOBBIES TO TRY IN 2021

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We’ve (thankfully!) made it to a brand new year and what better way to kick off a fresh cycle around the sun than with an awesome new hobby. In honor of national hobby month in January, Olympus shares five unique hobbies to try in 2021.

1. Videography

Have you ever wanted to make awesome video content to share on your social feed, but just don’t know the tricks of the trade? Or maybe you’re dying to start creating some home videos of your family, but aren’t sure where to start. Check out this awesome tutorial to learn all about cameras, camera settings, filming, editing, and even file saving! Masterclass and Skillshare are other great resources to look into if videography is something you want to dive into.

2. Homemade Cleaners, Soaps & Beauty Products

Every day new beauty and household products hit the shelves, and often they’re at top dollar! Why not create some of your own in the comfort of your own home? Plus, you’ll know exactly what goes into your recipes, and you can avoid unwanted harsh, chemical-laden ingredients and fragrances. Try your hand at an all-purpose cleaner, facial scrub, or soap bars – the possibilities are endless.

3. Pasta Making

Seriously, who doesn’t love a good bowl of pasta? Egg noodles, angel hair, tortellini, traditional spaghetti, and even gluten-free pasta – they’re all insanely delicious! Take it to a whole other level and make your own pasta from home. All you need are a few delicious recipes, your required ingredients, and a pasta-making tool or two to make the process easier.

4. Food Styling

When it comes to pretty food, you’ve seen it all: commercials with juicy cheeseburgers dripping with sauce, social media influencers with healthy smoothies packed with perfectly-cut fruit chunks, and stunning charcuterie boards overflowing with unique, snack-worthy spreads at friends’ dinner parties. This hobby lets you actually play with your food while simultaneously upping your social media game. Check out this slideshow of tips from Food & Wine to get started.

5. The Art of Minimalism

It’s 2021 and the minimalist movement is becoming ever more prominent. This lifestyle craze first took off in late 2016. From The Minimalists Podcast episodes to the hit Netflix series, Tidying Up with Marie Kondo and countless YouTube videos dedicated to the movement – you’re never short on resources to learn all about how to live large, with less.

Looking for more lifestyle tips, tricks, and ideas? Be sure to visit our blog today.

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