Ulimate List of Quarantine Hobbies

Aside from having been on maternity leave since mid-December after having our daughter, I pulled our son out of daycare before the first case of COVID-19 was reported in our state. Needless to say, I’ve been indoors for a long time at this point. And while I’ve enjoyed the inspiring posts and free events on social media that have kept us entertained while quarantined, I realized recently that I was spending way too much time staring at my phone screen. I decided to hone in on some hobbies.

Unplugging, especially from the constant notifications of breaking news, to do something that fills us up versus things that just pass the time will hopefully help us come out of this with a fresh pair of eyes.

Here are a few hobbies you can pick up

  • Yoga
  • Dance
  • Martial arts or boxing
  • Running, cycling, or other physical exercises
  • Photography
  • Woodworking or leatherworking
  • Sewing, knitting, or crocheting, furniture reupholstering
  • Arts & crafts (scrapbooking, pottery, ceramics, carving/woodwork, sculpting, painting, drawing, origami, beading, jewelry-making, calligraphy, etc.)
  • Baking, cooking, or grilling
  • Pickling or make preserves
  • Writing, blogging or podcasting
  • Reading
  • Puzzles
  • Learn a language
  • Learn an instrument
  • Gardening
  • Candle or soap making
  • Make bath bombs or body scrubs
  • Learn aromatherapy
  • Drone flying
  • Birdwatching
  • Astronomy or stargazing
  • Invest (forex or stock trading)
  • Tech: photoshop, basic coding or programming
  • Make movies (Final Cut Pro) or music (Moog Music), DJing
  • Become a wine, beer, whiskey, cigar, or coffee aficionado
  • Start a collection (coins, pens, records, figurines, watches, stamps, antiques, etc.)
  • Learn chess
  • Play board, card, or video games
  • Billiards, darts, archery, or shooting
  • Genealogy
  • Study a topic you’ve always been curious about

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