Written by Erin Stalcup for World Education
In the spirit of many countries going back on lockdown recently and the fact that it’s National Hobby Month, I’m going to fill you in on some fun, inexpensive, and hopefully surprising hobbies you can attempt this year!
Whether you are a novice or a seasoned chef, it’s never too late to improve your cooking skills. Maybe you want to learn how to make sushi. Maybe you want to start baking. Maybe you need help learning to boil water. There is ALWAYS something new you can try in the kitchen.
Drawing is not easy. It takes a certain view of the world that not everyone possesses. If this is something you’ve always been curious about, head on over to YouTube and watch some tutorials on drawing for beginners. Who knows, by the end of quarantine you might be a regular Picasso!
Any form of writing is cathartic. Whether you like to journal your thoughts every day or write fiction about mermaids in space, you can always improve your writing skills. Or, take a chance and publish your work for the world to see! Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing allows you to publish your own work FOR FREE!
Yoga & Exercise
It’s NEVER a bad time to learn a new hobby that also happens to better your health. Both yoga and other forms of exercise have been proven to not only improve your physical health, but your mental health as well and MAN do we need to keep our mental health in check right now.
Learn a new language
If you’re going to learn something new, why not learn something that will help you communicate? With so many free apps right now offering a variety of languages to learn, it’s hard to say no to this. If you really want to be awesome, learn American Sign Language!
Looking for a hobby to get you out of the house and into the great outdoors? Look no further! Geocaching is an outdoor recreational activity, where people use a GPS or mobile device and other navigational techniques to locate or hide containers, called "geocaches" or "caches", at specific locations marked by coordinates all over the world. https://www.geocaching.com/play]
Not finding a hobby that fits your interest? Some folks have created a page on wikipedia with this extensive list of hobbies!