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17 ideas for 10-minute-a-day side hobbies

Alex Mathers
3 min readFeb 21, 2024

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We get it. You’re super busy and don’t have time for stuff outside of making money.

But who said taking time in parallel to your work to do something extra-curricular and soul-nourishing needed to take hours?

Try these:

Writing flash-fiction.

Write a piece of fiction 100 words long. Share it on Medium or Simily.

Take 10-second short film clips.

Become known for them. Make them cinematic. Apply tilt shift so that everything looks miniature and cool.

Keeping fish.

Get a tank, learn about the fishies and algaes and populate it with an alive underwater world.

Quick watercolours of your surroundings.

Share them with us on Instagram. Build a following.

Get great at pull-ups.

Pull-ups sound like hell to most people, but when seen as a daily hobby, it takes on a different feel.

Get a bar and start with one a day. Progress from there.

Word-games.

Crosswords aren’t only for the grey hairs.

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