10 Hobbies You Can Explore Indoors when Social Distancing
01st April, 2020
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With the Corona virus outbreak, people are practicing social distancing and most companies have made the work-from-home policy mandatory for the next couple of weeks at least. Wondering what to do in that extra free time you'll have during social distancing? Well, managing both your expectations and time should be your number one priority. So, sit down with a pen and pad and jot down everything you've been wanting to do for long. Then, pick the ones that can be done indoors. To help you get started, we've listed some fun ways to manage social distancing like a boss! Check them out.
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Start blogging
Now that you are social distancing, you have the time to catch up on your writing. Pick a niche, your area of expertise and get started. Blogging not only fulfills your desire to write but also opens up new opportunities to expand and grow professionally. Writing regularly helps in better articulating your thoughts and allows you to communicate with your audience.
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Read, read, read!
It's time to crack open the spine on all those books you bought but never had the chance  to read. Prefer your ebook reader? Well, load it up with your favorite nail biters and get started. Now is as good a time as any.
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Sign up for a virtual class
With the Inernet at your disposal and only time on your hands, learning something new is easy. It can be a new language, yoga or even how to cook. There are tons of interest- and skill-based courses available online that cover a wide range of subjects and hobbies. All you need to do is find the right one!
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Experiment with cooking
Working from home gives you the opportunity to eat home-cooked meals that is far healthier than simply ordering take-out and bingeing on fast food. Make cooking interesting by trying out new recipes and cuisines while staying indoors. Who knows, you just might outdo yourself, yet again!
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Practice meditation and Yoga
Social media and YouTube are awash with meditation and Yoga lessons. From beginner to advanced levels, there is something for everyone. Subscribe to some free channels, and get started. Meditate, de-stress and get in shape. What better use of all that time you have now?!
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Get, set, color!
Relive your childhood. Adult coloring books are all the rage now and are a great way to just sit back and unwind. If you don't have any books on hand, simply download free coloring sheets, print them out, and get right to it. Better still, if you have kids, join them in coloring. You get to spend quality time AND keep them occupied. Win, win!
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Play board games, cards, and puzzles
When was the last time you put together a jigsaw puzzle? Can’t remember, right? Well, this is your perfect opportunity to relive some amazing memories from your childhood. Our advice, pick the one that has over a thousand pieces to really keep you occupied. You can also plan a leisurely afternoon of classic board gaming to pass time and connect with your family during gameplay. Surely, you might have an old Monopoly board lying on the top shelf of your wardrobe. Or perhaps a double pack of playing cards or UNO?
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Foster a pet
Owning a pet doesn't have to be a lifelong commitment. You can help foster one till the time it finds a permanent home. Volunteer at the local shelter and help out these four-legged bundles of energy and joy. Who knows, you just might give a very good boi his forever home.
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Take up indoor gardening
There are many DIY videos available online with directions to make herb gardens using what you have at home. It's a fantastic way to occupy yourself AND have a fresh batch of herbs when you try those new recipes. From reusing old containers as planters to how to care for specific herbs and plants, the possibilities to learn are endless.
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Watch movies for free
'Free' is a word we all love. From magazines to games to even movie streaming, there are many online resources that give you stuff for free. Check out some great content across on-demand streaming platforms like Crackle, Hoopla, IMDb TV, Internet Archive, Kanopy, Plex, and Pluto TV and start binge watching your favorite movies! Heh, feel free to.