The longer the time we all spend inside, the more we realized that we could do many things with our time. The pandemic causes extended quarantine and restrictions worldwide, and this gave us a lot of time to pick up new hobbies. If you are getting bored scrolling on your phone, here are some fun and easy ways you can learn a skill and have fun while staying inside. 

DON’T QUIT QUILTING!

Quilting might be seen as an old-school hobby, but it is undoubtedly still popular and widespread all over the world. Now that most of us are in quarantine, we might be getting bored or antsy, and quilting is an excellent hobby to learn. It can help improve your mental and emotional health. There are a lot of resources online that can teach you about the basics of quilting. As seen on www.quiltersreview.com, they might even have an “ask the expert” feature that can provide you with all the quilting information needed. It is beneficial as there are loads of content for beginners in there. Here are a few tips that will help you with your quilting journey:

  1. Prewash and press your fabric
  2. Pick an easy pattern
  3. Get enough fabric
  4. Stick to one type of fabric
  5. Do backstitch for better output

READY, SET, VLOG!

Have you finished all of your favorite content creators’ videos? Now, it’s your turn to get ready and start vlogging. You don’t have to have the best equipment to be a vlogger. All you need is good content, your trusty camera (even a phone camera is okay!), and an editor. It will be hard at first to get followers and views, but as long as you keep your viewers interested, they can be regular followers. Choose what theme you want to go for, and work on that. 

With a lot of vloggers on the internet now, make sure that you will be unique and authentic. Some ideas you can do are videos about makeup, fashion, and even cleaning. Research about every video you are going to make so it will not only be funny or interesting, but it can also be informative.

HOLA FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Admit it, as some time in our lives we want to learn a new language whether it is for watching foreign films or for flirting with the hot foreigner in the bar! If your excuse before is you don’t have time, now you have all the time in the world. You can use applications like Duolingo or Babbel to help you learn a foreign language. In addition, you can also learn quickly by watching movies dubbed in the language you want to know. You can also buy learning materials online and have them delivered to your doorstep. Try your best, and maybe if we can all travel freely again, you can visit your dream destination and speak the language with the locals.

HOLA FOREIGN LANGUAGE

TURN YOUR GARDEN UPSIDE DOWN

The best thing about gardening is you don’t need a big garden or space to do it. There are a lot of indoor plants that you can start to plant and take care of. Learning the basics of gardening is very easy, as long as you know what plants will thrive in your area and how to tend to them, you are already a step closer to being the best plant parent. 

Most common indoor plants

  • Monstera deliciosa or “Swiss cheese plant.”
  • Epipremnum aureum or Devil’s Ivy.
  • Spathiphyllum or Peace lily.
  • Ficus Elastica or Rubber Plant.
  • Philodendron Selloum

Most common outdoor plants

  • Hydrangea
  • Geraniums or Pelargonium
  • Caladium
  • Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis or Tropical Hibiscus

Gardening is a very therapeutic hobby, it can boost your mood and help you de-stress. An added bonus is it gives you fresh air and a beautiful view to look at while staying at home. 

COOK, EAT, REPEAT

Why watch Master Chef or Iron Chef when you can be one in your own kitchen? Instead of living your life eating take out food, start learning how to cook your favorite food. If there are recipes from your family, it is now the time to ask them to be passed down. Aside from cooking being less expensive, you will also learn life skills like eating healthy, budgeting, cleaning, and cooking for others. 

If you are more into desserts, you can try baking too. Nevertheless, both will make you feel fulfilled and aware of other cultures, their food, and their way of cooking!

START DANCING

Are you tired of watching people rocking the dance floor? Why not try to learn dancing at home and surprise your friends after quarantine with your impressive dance moves? Learning at home is the best because you can learn at your own pace without other people looking at you, so it won’t be awkward. Choose a specialty between  Contemporary, Jazz, Modern, Hip Hop, or Ballroom if you have a partner! Dancing can also be your alternative to exercise. Get up, play your favorite tunes, and start dancing!

START DANCING

GET STARTED ON HOME IMPROVEMENT

If you are reluctant to letter other people in your house, but you want to improve something on it, then it’s time to learn a thing or two on home improvement. You can save some money while retaining a beneficial skill! Look around your house and look for a future project. You’ll figure out that some things that need to be repaired or improve don’t need much knowledge or require a lot of effort. Read about instructions online and ensure that you know how to handle power tools if you are using any. Besides, you can make it a family project or a quality time with your friend or partner.

Don’t be afraid to try one or all of them! These hobbies will give you new ways to enjoy your life and reduce your anxiety while staying safe inside. We all might be spending time inside away from our family or friends, but it doesn’t mean that we should just sit all day sulking. These hobbies will just give us more hope that we can be outside again soon. 

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