Hobbies anyone can pick up

May 9, 2020

Kailee Giddings 

Hobbies anyone can pick up

As we count on the weeks that we have been learning from home, most of us have spent more time then we have ever thought possible inside our houses. We have been bogged down with looking at a computer screen all day doing homework only to then move on to staring at our phones for the rest of the day scrolling through depressing news articles and endless Tik- 

Tok dances. Most of us don’t know what to do with our newfound downtime as our usually busy lives have come to a screeching halt, but now is a better time than ever to discover something that you love and may have not even known it. There are many creative ways to entertain your soul during this time that don’t involve liking photos on Instagram.

With gyms being closed, you may have found that your normal hour a day workout has slowly morphed into walking from the couch to the fridge and back as your daily exercise. A great way to get back into shape is by watching workout videos online. There are hundreds of videos you could follow. Whether it’s intense cardio or relaxing yoga, there is a workout for everyone.  Being active for even a few minutes a day can help boost your spirits and your creativity as well as decreasing everyday stresses that you may be experiencing. 

` Another hobby that you could pick up during quarantine is cooking. There is something about mastering a new recipe and cooking for others that will surely bring a smile to your face. “I’ve been doing a lot of baking for my family because it makes them happy and I enjoy trying new recipes,” says Fruita Monument junior Marisa Nehm. A few easy recipes you can try include cookies, pasta, pancakes, grilled chicken, and much more, the possibilities are endless! If you are new to cooking it’s important to be patient and have a backup plan in case you end up catching something on fire but remember practice makes perfect! 

When you are feeling overwhelmed, joyful, angry, happy, make note of it! This is a great time to start journaling as it can be entertaining as well as therapeutic. Plus, when we look back on 2020 it will be interesting to remember the thoughts, feelings, and stories we had from this crazy time. 

While staying at home, it may become evident that your house may be cluttered or need some reorganizing. Now is a great time to finally clean out the one catch-all closet or go through the piles of things building up in your room. With Covid 19 closing businesses and workplaces, many now more than ever are in a time of need. If you can, go through your closets and your shelves and see if there is anything that you no longer need or use and donate it (safely) to someone else who could use it. Cleaning is a great way to feel productive, and you may help others in the process!   

There are many other hobbies you can do such as drawing, painting, knitting and much more. Use this time to learn something new or pick up an old task that you have lost the time to do. Say goodbye to watching tv like a zombie day in and day out and say hello to finding new creative, fun, and interesting loves that you didn’t even know you had. 

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