Life can feel a little dull when you're stuck inside most of the day, with little to do. During this pandemic, being stuck inside certainly isn't your choice, but having something to do is within your control. Before you rewatch that movie, consider cultivating a new hobby. Now is the perfect time to become enthralled with something you enjoy doing indoors. Here are 5 fun hobbies to pick up at home.
You've probably noticed that bread baking is having a moment right now. It seems like everyone and their aunt have wholeheartedly embraced this age-old past time and for good reason -- it's super fun! Bread baking is a practical, and dare we say exciting, hobby to adopt right now. You can start small with easy no-knead recipes like this, and gradually hone your skills over time, building up to the point where you can confidently whip up show-stopping masterpieces like this.
If the phrase "knit one, purl two" means absolutely nothing to you, welcome to the fascinating world of knitting! Like bread baking, this hobby is suitable for anyone to adopt -- provided you start small and work your way up as you hone your skills over time. To get the ball rolling, start with one of these incredibly easy knitting projects. Keep at it long term -- it's a great hobby to enjoy if you commute on public transit! Who knows, one day you might make one of these!
If you're able to get your hands on a canvas or even some stiff paper and some acrylic or watercolour paint, now is the perfect time to get into painting. You can pick up a few tips and tricks by watching artist tutorials from household names like Bob Ross, or throw all the rules out the window and just paint what you feel.
Yoga is an excellent hobby to adopt during times of uncertainty and stress. It's affordable if you do it at home (with a YouTube video or two as your guide) and will help you calm your mind and strengthen your body. We love the beginner-friendly videos from Yoga With Adrienne on YouTube.
Photography and photo editing
You don't have to wander outside to be a photographer. If you have a camera, or even an iPhone, explore photography inside your home. Take shots of everyday life, photograph your family or roommates -- even your breakfast can make a great subject! Taking the shot is only half the adventure -- photo editing is its own skill to hone, too! Thanks to free tools like Canva and Picmonkey, you can edit your own photos like a pro online.
The team at BentallGreenOak hopes you pick up one of these 5 fun hobbies at home. They'll help you pass the time with joy and maybe even teach you things about yourself that you never knew before!
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