Hobbies for Men | The Art of Manliness

Time outside of work can be wasted or enjoyed.  Pick your schtick and get after it!  

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In this age of technological advancement, it’s easy to spend our non-working hours stretched out on the couch, binge-watching Netflix or scrolling through social media.  It can seem like pouring energy into an after-hours hobby would require too much effort.  However, enjoying a hobby is a productive and enjoyable way to invest in your mind and gain valuable skills.  If you aren’t sure what kind of hobby you might enjoy, The Art of Manliness has created a list for you.

In the days of old… Hobbies were deemed important for the way in which they can strengthen every part of a man’s life. They can bring you joy, increase your eye for detail, keep your mind sharp, expand your creativity, help you meet friends, and teach you valuable skills. In short, hobbies add interest to your life and help you become a more well-rounded man.

Reading is at the top of the list, of course.  The great thinkers and leaders are voracious readers.

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Reading is one of the most valuable hobbies. Photo credit, Gentleman’s Journal.

“Show me a family of readers, and I will show you the people who move the world.”
― Napoléon Bonaparte

There are plenty of interesting hobbies that a man can pursue: ham radio, woodworking, beekeeping, fishing, lock-picking, canoeing, gardening, whittling, gold prospecting, etc., etc., etc. Heck, did you know that Parkour is a hobby?  It’s the sport of jumping from buildings and vaults over walls.

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Parkour pushes the human body to its limits.

While we think of parkour today as simply an interesting form of recreation, it was actually developed as a tactical skill and way to build the fitness of soldiers. The benefits of this hobby are numerous: it’s fun, it’s a great workout, it pushes the bounds of your creativity, it’s a mental and physical challenge, and it could in fact save your life should you ever need the capability to run and jump over objects.

What we do in our free time defines the depth and fullness of our lives.  Take some time to look through the list of manly hobbies.  Which one are you interested in?

Check out the list of al suggested 75+ hobbies for men.

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Stephanie Kimmell is the firstborn daughter of Missouri's Pecan King, worthy scion of a Vietnam veteran sailor turned mad engineer-orchardist-inventor-genius. With a BA in technical writing, she freelances as a writer and editor. A Zymurgist greatly interested in the decoction of fermented barley and hops, she is in many ways a modern amalgam of Esther Hobart Morris, Rebecca Boone, and Nellie Bly. She hunts, fishes, butchers, and cooks most anything. When not editing or writing, she makes soaps and salves, spins wool, and occasionally makes cheese from cows she milked herself. Kimmell is a driven epistemophilic who loves live music and all sorts of beer. It will be interesting indeed to see what she writes in the coming days.

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