6 Ideas for a New Hobby!

Getting bored at home? Make this extra time count by picking up a new hobby. Here are 6 suggestions to get you started!

1. Plant a Garden

With the amazing weather we’re getting in Vancouver, being outside (while obeying social distance) may be the best way to spend your time. Whether on a condo balcony or in the lawn, gardening can spruce up your outdoor space and save you some money at the grocery store! Here are some easy ways to start your own garden.

 

2. Learn to Knit

Many people had to celebrate their birthdays in isolation this year, show that special person you are thinking of them with a handmade gift! Knitting can be a mindful and enjoyable experience and the best part is the new item you get out of it. Plus, no one said you couldn’t make yourself something… Self love is important too! For some projects you don’t even need knitting needles, check out this DIY arm knitted blanket!

3. Colour like you mean it!

No one is asking you to be a Picasso impressionist but painting and colouring can have many benefits such as reducing stress and anxiety. Focus on the process and not what the end result looks like. Whether using paint or pencil crayons, it doesn’t matter as long as you’re getting back in touch with your artistic side! Here are some colouring pages to get you started.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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4. Make something delicious

Extra time at home means you have more time to make a delicious dinner or dessert. Leave the pre-packaged meals for another time and try something new. An added bonus of trying this now is that the finished product just has to look appealing since your friends won’t be able to taste it anyways!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Easy Brownies Anyone Can Make👌😍

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5. Online Learning

We’ve all signed up for at least one online course on a whim, aaand never looked at it again, right? With the extra time at home, it’s a great opportunity to gain new skills in whatever your heart desires! Check out links from the University of Houston, Quartz, Udemy, and Business Insider

 

6. Meditate

Do nothing!! How often do you actually get to do that? If there is a positive part of the current situation, it’s the forced pause to our fast-paced lives. In between all life’s demands, it can be hard to find a moment for yourself, now you have that chance. Meditation has proven health benefits for your mind and body. Give it a go, who knows, you might even want to make it part of your regular routine!  

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

What are you doing to practice mindfulness during these challenging times?🌊

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If nothing else, there are these really cool things called streaming platforms (like Crave!) with amazing shows and movies… If that’s not already a hobby you have, that’s always an option as well. Happy social isolating!