During these unprecedented times of practicing social distancing, many of us are spending most of our time at home. While we can (and should) get outdoors some, there are also tons of hobbies that you can start at home!
As you have probably noticed, people are getting way more crafty these days and taking on new hobbies. We won’t lie, we may be part of that trend as well. So, we thought we’d share some of our favorites.
Hobbies to Start at Home
- Cooking: Even if you are a gourmet chef, try something new, get out of your comfort zone. Better yet, get the family involved and have each family member choose a meal to cook together once a week.
- Gardening: Tis the perfect season to start a garden! If you already a garden that looks like it could be in a magazine, give your kids a small area to experiment in or help offer suggestions to a neighbor.
- Camping: Maybe you aren’t the outdoorsy type, but what better way to get fresh air and still practice social distancing?
- Biking: Not only is it National Bike Month, but biking is a great way to get exercise in and decrease stress.
- Do-It-Yourself: Literally, DIY anything! You could try a mother/daughter pedicure, self-watering wine bottles for your garden, face masques, floating book shelves or hand sanitizer.
- Meditation: You can find tons of tutorials on YouTube about meditation techniques – plus it can help with anxiety and enhance self-awareness if done regularly.
- Music: Why not discover new music? You can’t say you don’t like a certain genre until you hear it!
- Zumba: You can find so many great Zumba instructors on YouTube. It’s a fun way to exercise and another great way to involve the kiddos.
- Reading: Reading is a great way to exercise your mind and you can easily lose yourself in whatever world you choose.
- Budgeting: Okay, this one isn’t very fun BUT if it saves you money, you will change your mind. You can find budget templates online too, by the way.
- Volunteer: Find a charity that you have a connection to and volunteer some time. Many charities are doing virtual challenges currently so go ahead and get involved!
- Play Cards: Grab a glass of wine (and a deck of cards) and learn a new card game with your significant other or teach your kids one you already know.
- New Tricks: If you have a pet, teach them a new trick. This can be very enjoyable to spend time with your furry friend.
- People Watch: Settle down outside of Lowe’s or Home Depot and make a hobby of people watching! Of course, you can go other places once they open up!
- Write a List: Make a list of things you want to see or do and set a timeline for your activities.
Have you taken on any new hobbies since we’ve been at home more often?