We are all stuck with a lot of time on our hands at the moment. Some people are embracing it such as decluttering their homes and making some positive changes in their lives, whereas others are finding that boredom has started to creep in. Are you finding lockdown hard right now? If so now might be the time to try out a new hobby. Here are some suggestions to help you get started.
Collecting is a great hobby, and it can be quite time-consuming which makes it ideal to start in January when you really don’t want to be overdoing it with spending a lot of money. Collecting things could range from anything like stamps and first day covers to rare stones. Some people like to collect china or mugs, the options are endless, and you can spend your time hunting out bargains to add to your collection. Be that online at specialist websites or even on auction sites like eBay.
So I guess that exercise might be a hot topic of conversation for some as people tend to place a lot of focus with their new year’s resolutions around being healthy. So why not seize the opportunity and really focus on it by turning it into a hobby. You may find that you want to take up a new sport like tennis or football, or simply join a gym or go out for a run. Whatever you decide to do, exercise not only gives you something to do but after a few weeks, you will start to see the benefit of it.
Maybe you want to learn music and try something different, and now with some extra time, you could finally learn that musical instrument. You may want to start playing the guitar, or even the piano. You could try out things such as learn to play the Piano in 21 Days and see how you get on. It could be a great thing to focus your mind and energy, especially during difficult times we all find ourselves in.
Start a blog or journal
Blogging and journaling have become somewhat trendy of late, but that doesn’t mean you can seize the opportunity and start one yourself. Blogging is a great way to share your knowledge and tips on any subject you feel passionate about, or simply document your life as an online diary. Journaling might be taken differently as you can choose to write in a diary your thoughts and hopes, but you could also be specific with things like a happiness or gratitude journal where you place some focus on your mental well-being.
Learn a language
Maybe you want to do something a little out of your comfort zone or just something completely different, then learning a language could be the ideal option for you. Whether you choose something obscure, or something a little more mainstream, the added attention to something could help you in other areas of your life as well as enabling you to feel more confident if you do visit that country in the future.
Let’s hope that this has inspired you to consider some of the hobbies you could try this month.