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14 April 2020 | 4 min read

Best hobbies To Learn Online

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It has been more than 15 days of lockdown, and it is natural to feel a little claustrophobic and distressed. With the amount of time that we have to spend at home, it might seem like we have little to occupy yourself. But fret not, because we have some unique hobbies in which you can ignite your creativity, find a different way to entertain your soul, and be intentional with the time you spend with yourself.

Thankfully, there are plenty of pastimes that you can do in the comfort of your own home that {brace yourself} doesn’t involve scrolling on Instagram. So read up because we’ve rounded up some of our favorite ways to invigorate your creativity no matter what your interests and skill set.

1. Baking

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What’s better than getting all senses to work in coordination? Baking is therapeutic, and the after-effects of it is a real-deal mood lifter. There are many YouTube channels that you can pick up your skills from, and we bet, by the end of this month, you will be whipping up some of the meanest desserts!

The best part is you can experiment with various flavors, colors, and decorations or start with some simple recipes that you can always find online.

2. Learn A Musical Instrument

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A quiet night filled with the sounds of melody is a dreamy way to end the day. If you have a musical instrument lying in the house, go on online and search for some beginner lessons – trust us, there are so many options.

And in case you do not have any instrument lying around, ask the neighbors. You never know if it may be the icebreaker and you can make a new friend too!

3. Knitting

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What’s a hobby to get me away from my screen and to keep my hands busy? Knitting may seem like a grandma hobby, but try it once, and you shall be addicted to it! I got to knitting last year when on a trip to the Himalayas, and I ended up knitting the cutest headgears for my friends and me. Think cushion covers, wall decor, embroidered table mats – and the best part – there won’t be a second piece of it anywhere!

If nothing else, you can always make one of those Pinterest-worthy merino wool blankets for your home, which will help you worthily utilize your time and skills.

4. Painting

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Channel your inner Frida Kahlo and get to painting, my friends. You don’t have to be an artist to pick up a paintbrush and get busy. If you do have the required equipment lying at home, you can always try digital painting. There are many online websites and apps on the market that can help you get started with this skill almost immediately. So go on put on some of your favorite tunes, grab a glass of wine, and get artsy.

5. Storytelling

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Everyone has a story, but not everyone is a writer. Some like to express through words, some films, some music, and some photographs. Find your calling and start documenting your story in the way you can show it best. Who knows by the end of the lockdown period, you will be ready to publish a book, a film, or an album!

6. Alcohol Chef In The House!

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Yes, you read that right. Here’s your chance to shake up your minibar, get on to some online blogs and videos on bartending, and be ready to make all your friends roll on the floor! Mixology is a fascinating mix of art and science, and while it may look glamorous on the outside, it is a remarkable skill you can learn, all by sitting at home!

7. Bonus – Take Up Photography

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Dust off that DSLR you swore you were going to use on your trip abroad, and let’s get to learning! If you’re using your DSLR on “auto” mode, you’re doing it wrong. Even though your pictures might turn out fine, you’re probably not using your camera to its fullest potential.

All said and done DSLR or not, learning the groundwork of photography is always a good idea as it can help you take better pictures in the future. Watching YouTube videos to learn about photography basics (aperture, exposure, shutter speed, and ISO), tips/tricks, and mistakes to avoid can help you understand the camera you already have or inspire you to invest in one.

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