Winter Hobbies To Keep You Entertained

Feeling a little bored this winter? Not really keen to go anywhere but you’d love to be doing something other than eating and watching television? Well, try some of these hobbies to keep you entertained.



If television is your thing then switch channels from M-Net to MTV and get your dancing shoes on. You don’t have to be an expert in dancing to enjoy yourself in your bedroom or living room. Alternatively, you could live stream dancing classes or invest in a dance lesson DVD to teach you a new dance. With ballroom to salsa and hip-hop dancing, you’ll be a dance expert by the end of winter!


It’s only fitting to indulge in some knitting every autumn and winter. Needless to say, most of the things we knit around this time period, if we ever finish, we tend to need to use. But challenge yourself this winter and set a high goal of what to knit either to donate to a charity or to give away to your friends and/or family. One can never have enough awesome knitwear made with love.

TED Talks

If you have not already jumped on the TED Talks phenomena, then you are totally missing out! With the byline “Ideas worth spreading” get yourself informed about the world around and inside you. TED Talks range from the exterior world, to the interior biology and psychology that makes us, us. So don’t just watch series online or on television, watch educational TED Talks instead!


Whether it’s reading, writing, photography or videography – get connected with literature around you. If you’re more inclined to read, collect a few books to read and complete this winter. If you’re more of a writer, set a goal to write a short story or a novel. If you’re a photography type of person, capture a photo series. Videographers? Create a short film or documentary!


Communication is a vital component in day-to-day lives. Even then, we still get into situations of miscommunication or language barriers. Why not take it upon yourself and learn a new language? Sure you might be thinking French or Spanish but challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone by learning Zulu, Sotho or any of the other South African language you may not know. You have nothing to lose but much to gain!

By Cleopatra Shava

Know other awesome winter hobbies not mentioned above? Let us know below!

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