7 Fun Hobbies To Pick Up While Stuck Inside


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The same four walls can get pretty dull if you don’t have something to stimulate your brain. Whether you’re stuck inside due to weather, sickness or something else, you can start any one of these hobbies to chase the boredom away. 

Over half of American households participate in some form of hobby, so now could be the time for you to find that perfect creative fit you’ve been searching for.

1. Sewing

When you learn to sew, you open up so many possibilities. You can create curtains for your home or clothes for yourself. Whether you like to hand-sew embellishments on your existing items or make something via a sewing machine, there are many practical applications. You end up with the ability to repair or tailor your clothing, even if you didn’t make it yourself.

2. Learning A Language

If you’d like to travel abroad, consider learning the language of your favourite destination. While counting down the days until you step off the plane, you can try to make yourself more fluent, so navigating the country will be a little easier. Try to immerse yourself in media in that tongue, which will also give you something interesting to talk about. 

Learning can be so much easier when exposed to languages other than your native one in your daily life. Immerse yourself to better understand and speak it.

3. Locksmithing

You might want to take up locksmithing as a hobby if you’ve found yourself locked out of your home on more than one occasion. It’ll allow you to learn the ins and outs of locks while also enabling you to understand more about what could cause a lock to work incorrectly and how to repair it. It’s a worthwhile hobby that has the potential to become a career if you’re ever looking to shift your path.

4. Gaming

You’re sure to find some fun in gaming, whether you prefer board or video games. Many people collect physical copies to display, making it a more expensive version of stamp or coin collecting. Colourful boxes make for a stunning exhibit.

Plus, you get to enjoy the things you collect — by playing with your loved ones on a tabletop or racing against them online. Whatever the case, playing a new game is sure to break you free of boredom, and achieving the highest score or fastest win is a goal to look forward to.

5. Baking

Baking can teach you how to follow a step-by-step process while creating something delicious that can nourish you. You can start small and learn to make cookies on your own, and then work your way up to baking a cake. Baking is a valuable skill that can translate to amazing birthday parties or romantic first dates where you show off your talent. It’s worth learning something that you can use in all facets of your life, and you get to enjoy the fruits of your labours.

6. Playing An Instrument

The language of music is complex but well worth learning. Reading a piece without assistance can help you create something beautiful with an instrument on hand. You could pick up something you played in high school, or you could try one for the very first time. Time and practice will allow you to play songs and impress at any social gathering. There are many lessons available through sites like YouTube, or you can pick up a book for beginners to help you on your way.

7. Crochet

Crocheting is done by hand and requires a lot of skill. Teaching yourself to crochet might be the best opportunity to challenge yourself. It leaves you with a tangible finished product that you can either admire or choose to donate to a worthy cause. Plus, handmade items make for lovely holiday or birthday gifts. Recipients will appreciate receiving something made from the heart.

When in Doubt, Get Creative

Creativity can help you feel a sense of worth and purpose on days when you’re stuck inside. These fun hobbies are an exciting way to make something out of nothing or broaden your horizons and knowledge. You might make something beautiful, lasting and practical.

About The Author:

Oscar Collins is the managing editor at Modded, where he writes about cars, fitness, the outdoors and more. Check out @TModded for regular updates! 

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