The pandemic is still here, and people can expect to stay cooped indoors this year as well. The best way to be safe from the virus is to avoid outings and vacations, so keeping oneself occupied at home makes sense. But it is easier said than done, considering that most of us are bored following the mundane stay-at-home routine.
You may already have done a lot of cooking, gardening, and browsing last year, but you still need to do new things to stay happily busy. Moreover, it is a good idea to pick a hobby that will not burn a hole in your wallet. Let us share a list you can try:
Learn Interior Design
Learning interior design is an excellent idea as it will help you decorate your living space like a pro. The best part is that you can do it without spending a fortune. Pick some decor magazines to get started, go through home design blogs, or take up an online course.
You can learn the basics of designing spaces, colors, and techniques and use the practical skill at your place first. Once you have something flaunt-worthy, show it off and monetize the skill with projects for others.
Build Your Social Following
If life has kept you too busy with other things, this may just be the break you need for growing your social following. It’s a good chance to have fun and make money. Building fame on a platform like Instagram is a great idea because it gives you the opportunity to showcase yourself and even become an influencer if you have something unique to flaunt. You may even create a YouTube channel and build a following there.
Reading serves as an escape and sparks your creativity and inspiration as well. You can pick this hobby on a budget by reading eBooks this year. Check an online store like The Dom Chek to subscribe to the latest and the best at affordable prices. You can do it without even having to step out to buy or rent them. The best part of reading the online variants is that you need not worry about storing and managing your collection.
Try Your Hand at Writing
Consider unboxing your creative skills with a writing spree this year. Writing makes you happy as it lets you express your feelings and create something new. You can take up a free or affordable writing course to start with. If you have the right creative skills and can network well, you may end up making good money with a side hustle.
Go the Extra Mile With Your culinary Skills
You may have done a lot of cooking last year, but you can go the extra mile with your culinary skills now as you are more comfortable with ingredients and techniques. You can find some great resources online and experiment with new cuisines and styles. Creating something on your own is a great idea. Who knows, you may have a food business going in the future with all the successful experimentation today!
Hobbies keep you engaged, but they shouldn’t be a burden on your wallet. These ideas show promise on both fronts. So pick the ones that sound most appealing.
*Photos by Sam Lion