That saying about disability not being inability rings true when talking about hobbies.
It might surprise you that there are a lot of fun activities you could engage in with zero involvement of hands.
So, What Are Some Hobbies That Can Be Done Without Hands?
There are as many as any device with voice accessibility or Alexa could support. Sitting at home and reading a book with an Alexa-assisted Kindle reader is one of the most fulfilling and fun things you could try. If you are an outdoor person, you can immerse yourself in stargazing and expand your astronomy knowledge. Bird watching can be exciting as well if you live close to a lush forest with tall trees.
Here are the top hobbies with minimal hand involvement:
1. Anything Tik Tok
Just figure out anything you can do on Tik Tok. The short-video sharing platform is arguably the biggest celebrity maker at the moment.
Whether you like to dance or would like to showcase any outstanding ability you have to the world, you are almost assured of amassing a sizable following.
For dancing, the platform has been exceptionally integral to the success of some of the biggest hits we’ve had for the last 3 – 5 years, including Megan Thee Stallion and Cardi B’s “WAP” from 2020.
The TIME magazine even made a list of all the hits the Tik Tok has popularized.
You must not be a dancer to make it big on Tik Tok.
You just need to stand out of the flock with something captivating yet outstanding.
While the objective is not to be famous, the audience is likely to grow faster than you may anticipate and soon everyone could edit themselves in your videos or share them far and wide.
So what are you good at?
Can you sing?
Do you have a story to tell?
This lawyer shows his audience how to get away with over-speeding.
Figure out anything interesting you can offer to the world and place it on Tik Tok.
Now do it every day from home and there you have a hobby!
2. Attend An Art Class
One of the interesting things about painting is that you don’t really need to pay attention to detail.
The finished work doesn’t even need to look better.
I’ve seen skilled artists showcase a simple smudge on a canvas and still sell them for tens of thousands of dollars or more.
This means you can paint some awesome pictures with lips or legs without placing too much focus on the final product.
3. Start A Blog
Isn’t it lucky that there’s technology for almost every type of disability, including blindness and lack of hands?
For example, those who can’t use the standard computer keyboard can opt for verbal commands to text programs.
It is referred to as Accessible Dictation.
Even better, most consumer electronic devices – computers, TVs, and smartphones – come with accessibility features that allow you to operate them using voice commands.
Once you set up the platform (a computer equipped with all accessibility features and the right accessories) you can set up a blog based on virtually anything of your interest.
If you like to watch Netflix, you can be a movie critic.
If you are always abreast with new music releases, figure out a way of starting something captivating around this interest.
You can easily set up a free blog with Google’s Blogger, but a more dedicated multi-platform platform like WordPress would be better.
If you are an outdoor person then birdwatching is one of the easily recommendable – and one of the most exciting – hobbies you could pursue.
It is a less demanding and peaceful outdoor activity you can do with others or alone.
All you need is a pair of binoculars, a bird directory, and a sizable bush of high trees near your home.
5. Meetup Groups
Did you know the National Audubon Society runs several chapters distributed throughout the United States?
They entail group meetups that involve summer camps and presentations.
If you ever get committed to it, you might get to do an informational presentation that could help some attendees.
There’s more to these meetups than birdwatching and presentations.
If you are into hiking, for example, the organization ensures you can go out for short hiking trips with others and still get to watch birds.
Movie and dinner nights as well as museum strolling, Bible studies, dog walk in parks, book clubs, lectures, etc. are commonplace.
Meetup groups are normally small, about 6 – 12 people, mostly made up of people interested in mingling for not-so-many hours on a common interest, and almost always in public settings (just a tiny amount of these are about dating, so hold on your horses).
Most of the meetups you will participate in are free, but it’s not uncommon for participants to be asked a small fee in some situations, often anything in the region of $2 – $3 for every meetup.
However, if it involves restaurant meetups or movies, then you may pay for your service.
Meetups extend beyond growing your bird watching hobby – it goes a long way to allow you to make new friends. Some meetups are filled with fun but some will be boring.
You will never know it until you show up. If your first experience ends up in disappointment, just overlook it and try another.
Better yet, you can start your meetup group for the specific hobby you want to share with your like-minded.
This is probably the most effortless hobby you could pursue.
Studying the night sky can be rewarding as well, from stargazing to locating and identifying constellations in the north and south poles.
Another thing is that you can ask someone to set up the telescope for you in a fixed position.
From there, all you need to do is show up on the balcony at night and put heavenly bodies in focus.
However, getting started in this exciting area requires a guidebook so that you can know which constellation is found in which part of the sky and at what time.
Did you know you can command Alexa to read the kindle books for you?
More good news: Amazon just added new audio adapters to the Kindle Paperwhite to boost Voice Accessibility? Buy yourself one of these devices.
Nonetheless, voice reading is one of the most pursued hobbies out there and offers numerous opportunities to meet and interact with people within and outside your home.
The Internet has always been the best start to start a community of any kind, including reading groups.
Another advantage that comes with the internet is that you won’t struggle to find the appropriate reading mates – they are everywhere on popular social networks.
Places like Facebook have whole communities dedicated to reading, analyzing, and discussing boo titles.
Many readers, however, start their journey at GoodReads, which is very much like Facebook but deals almost exclusively with books and reading.
Beyond that, other readers connect on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook, which creates a great space to discuss the subject.
Join a local Book Club
Book clubs, whether virtual or in-person with a read-along, are a perfect way to discuss the genres of your interest with other readers.
Visit your Local Library
If you are looking for large amounts of free books to get you started, you can drop by your local library and inquire.
It is almost standard for community libraries to hold book-related events besides keeping a repository of great reads.
So, what are some of the hobbies you can pursue without your hands?
There are as many as any device with voice accessibility or Alexa could support.
Sitting at home and reading a book with an Alexa-assisted kindle reader is one of the most fulfilling and fun things you could try.
If you are an outdoor person, you can immerse yourself in stargazing and expand your astronomy knowledge.
Bird watching can be exciting as well if you live close to a lush forest with tall trees.
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