Who says you can’t teach an old dog new tricks? While stuck in quarantine, why not pick up a new hobby to enhance your daily routine at home? It may seem like the days consist of working on your laptop for hours and hours, but it is crucial to incorporate some time for yourself, to connect with others, and to explore your creativity. This kind of balance is extremely useful in improving your focus and overall mood. Plus, you might find out you actually enjoy some of these activities! If you’re looking for hobbies to pick up while in quarantine, this is the blog for you.
It’s time to break out Pinterest and try out those recipes you’ve always wanted to make. Cooking can be a great activity to do while in quarantine because you can include the whole household in the process! Mastering a new dish requires time and attention, and we’ve got plenty of that! So why not set aside some time to whip up something tasty? Focusing on creating the perfect meal and following a recipe step by step can help take your mind off work and maybe even discover a new passion. Sitting down at the end of the day with family to enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal can be a great way to appreciate everyone being together. Check out this great meal plan for your next cooking project:
Main Course: Shrimp Pasta
Art can be very calming and relaxing for those with a busy mind. It can also be a great way to create new pieces to decorate your home and freshen up your living space! Explore painting, drawing, and collage techniques to make a masterpiece of your own. This can be a fun rainy-day afternoon project to get your artistic juices flowing and make something beautiful. Art comes in so many different mediums, so it makes for the perfect hobby. Even if you aren’t the artistic type, you might find some relief in trying something new with the time on your hands. Check out these links for a little inspiration.
Let’s face it, it can be hard to find the motivation to exercise at home. With gyms closed and in-person fitness classes canceled, you will need to find a new routine to get your blood flowing. Incorporating exercise into your day can help you feel more energized and focused. This does not mean you have to come out of quarantine looking like the hulk, working out doesn’t need to be anything more than a quarantine hobby! Just choose a workout that works for your body and helps you feel good. We have linked a few activities below if you are feeling like being a boss in the (home) gym.
Capturing images through a lens can be a great way to express your creativity without ever having to pick up a paintbrush. Grab your camera or phone and explore the great outdoors! (While social distancing, of course). Strap on a mask and step outside your home, you will be amazed by the beauty that lives just around your doorstep. After you’ve snapped some pictures, play around with editing apps such as VSCO to give your photographs a personalized touch. If you find out that photography is your true calling, consider making a photo album online to show off your work! Playing around with different photography styles can be a great hobby to pick up. Check out this tutorial on how to make the perfect photo album here.
You might just find that you have a hidden musical talent if you start exploring a new quarantine hobby. If you have any instruments around your house, such as a guitar, flute, or piano, consider teaching yourself a few chords! Your voice counts as an instrument as well. Practice singing along with your favorite songs or just practice beginner voice lessons. This can be a great way to feel a sense of accomplishment by learning something completely new. If you’d like to begin your musical journey, now is the time. Check out these links to help guide you along.
What hobbies have you been practicing while self-isolating? Let us know!