Hobbies to try in lockdown

Hobbies to try in lockdown

We all need to relax, and these hobbies can help us take the edge off without taking a toll on our bodies and minds.

Discover new music

Sign up for Spotify, Amazon or surf the web on Youtube to discover new or different genre music to add to your daily playlist! Change is as good as a holiday so take the time to broaden your listening repertoire during lockdown.

Start knitting

Knitting or crocheting is a beginner-friendly hobby for all ages to enjoy. Find video tutorials for beginners online for crocheting and knitting basics to build your fundamental knitting skills.

Knitting can be very mindful and relaxing. Choose an easy pattern to begin with such as a Winter scarf or beanie.

Check out the free beanie knitting pattern here:
Winter Beanie for Beginners

Pick up a good book and make a must-read list

Lose yourself in a new story with a great read from an online book store or download an e-version to your mobile device or Kindle. Create a must-read book list and tick of the titles one by one as you read through your favourite book titles.

Learn a new skill

Take advantage of the time spent at home during lockdown to learn a new skill, refine a skill or upskill.

There are countless ways to learn something new in your spare time to improve your life personally and professionally.

Here are a few online resources that can teach you a new skill:
Masterclass: https://www.masterclass.com
Skillshare: https://join.skillshare.com
Udemy: https://www.udemy.com
Coursera: https://www.coursera.org

Cook a new recipe or try a new cuisine

The borders may be closed but it does not mean we cannot explore the worlds cuisines. Try your hand at a new dish or recipe and start exploring the flavours of the world. Why not try a themed cuisine each week? Taco Tuesdays, Laska Wednesdays, Thai Fish Curry Thursday etc.