Try something new with these fun and useful hobbies to start while you’re stuck inside all day. These ideas are terrific if you’re bored of the same old daily grind!
This year was not what we thought it would be. But that doesn’t mean we should stop trying to make the most of it. The outdoors aren’t quite as welcoming as they once were. This means sports and beach visits may be out for now. So it’s up to us to look inward – and indoors. We need to find activities we can do at home to keep ourselves sane.
Hobbies to Start Up When You’re Stuck Inside
Here a just a few easy hobbies to start up when you’re stuck inside.
1. Improve Your Cooking Skills
We’ve all got to get fed. So we can at least do what we can to cook up something tasty!
If you’re a professional at ordering take-out food, now might be the best time to switch it up – and explore becoming a chef as a new hobby while you’re stuck inside.
Cooking is arguably one of life’s most important skills, whether it’s making a whole meal from scratch or just hoping you can find yeast and flour somewhere to make a loaf of bread.
Learning how to make bread at home is a great way for you to start on improving your cooking skills.
There’s an abundance of quick and easy resources for beginners and master chefs alike.
I share some fun cooking supplies and healthy food suggestions here.
Remember that cooking doesn’t have to be stressful. So don’t be afraid to make a few mistakes along the way.
2. Practice Self Care and Self Reflection
All this time at home can give you a lot more room with your own thoughts than you’re used to.
For some people, that’s great.
However, for others, it can be a lot to deal with.
I recommend journaling as a new hobby while you’re stuck inside.
Journaling helps you to release the thoughts swirling around your head.
You’ll find that jotting down your thoughts and feelings, especially when they become a little too much, will keep them from piling up in your brain and burning you out.
Plus journaling is a great place to brainstorm creative ideas and get in touch with insights and intuition.
Don’t feel like everything you write needs to be verbose, either.
I created a special Listen To Your Heart Journal – which has a range of thought provoking prompts – and only require a sentence or two as an answer. Check it out here!
3. Make a Masterpiece
Do you have a book inside of you?
Now is the time to write it. Need some help?
I will help you to unblock writer’s block and publisher’s block.
Get my book writing support here.
Plus…painting, sewing, cross-stitch, sketching, scrapbooking are also great hobbies to explore while you’re stuck inside.
One of the best parts about crafting something is the effect it can have on your mental health.
Laying around doing nothing all day only contributes to the feeling of being stuck.
Crafting something with your own two hands not only gives you a feeling of accomplishment, but it also leaves you with a physical product at the end that you can look at and say, “I made this.” So grab some supplies, and get to work!
4. Get Moving
With gyms out of the question and many of us working from home, the temptation to be lazy has never been greater.
Don’t let the day-to-day monotony ruin your body. If you don’t have a treadmill or a set of weights, you still have plenty of options.
Exercise routines like yoga and Pilates are not just great for your health, but they can also reduce stress and anxiety.
Need an extra loving nudge to exercise? I share support in my video course, “Stop Emotional Eating.” The mind and body are in cahootz. Often when you eat better you want to exercise. And often when you exercise you want to eat better. Find out more here!
With all the extra time at home, now is the perfect time to start up a workout regiment that you can sustain into the future.
These are not only good hobbies to start while you’re stuck inside.
These are also others hobbies to explore – that you’ll want to keep up even after you’re free to leave your home.
So stay strong! Have fun however you can!
I promise you’ll make it through this time. And maybe you’ll pick up some fun skills along the way!
Journaling is Great Self Care
Check out my Listen To Your Heart Journal
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