With the pandemic still raging on, many of us are spending more time at home. With most businesses still closed, there is a limited number of things we can do that require us leaving our houses. In order to fight the boredom, why not pick up a hobby? A hobby will stimulate your body and mind and take your thoughts away from those ‘stuck at home’ blues. If you are considering adding a hobby to your routine, there’s a wide variety to choose from. Here are some suggestions.
Gardening is a great way to get some physical exercise while learning more about botany. As an added bonus, you will also end up with fruits, vegetables and herbs that can use in the kitchen and/or lovely looking plants and flowers. You can plant a garden outdoors or create one indoors to take advantage of all the benefits it provides.
See that stack of books over there you’ve always been meaning to get to? Now is a great time to do it. Reading is a stimulating hobby that exercises your mind and can take you to different places, all while staying curled up on your couch. Make yourself some tea, cuddle up with a blanket and pop open a good book.
Playing an Instrument
Playing an instrument is another mind-stimulating exercise that can give you a great amount of satisfaction. Maybe you have an instrument in your home you never got around to learning or maybe always wanted to play, now is the time to do it. Playing an instrument will increase learning skills, motor skills, and make you feel like you are accomplishing something. Once you are good enough, you can post videos of yourself playing songs on social media. When the pandemic ends, you may even find friends you can jam with.
Being stuck at home means many of us aren’t getting as much exercise as we should, and we’re eating more. Taking up hiking gets you out of the house and provides the physical activity you need. To make your hiking even more exciting, take pictures, explore nature, collect rocks, and study what you have found. This will add an intellectual side to the hobby making it even more rewarding.
If you are good with your hands, you might consider crafting. Crafting is an extremely broad category and can include anything from making art to jewelry to wooden objects. Decide what you would be good at, get the materials you need, and you are ready to start your crafting project. Who knows? The things you create may even be good enough to sell online so you can make extra money.
The pandemic has gotten many of staying at home. Instead of being bored, use this time to focus on a hobby that’s meaningful to you. What will you be doing to keep yourself entertained?