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Why it’s the perfect time to invest in your hobby

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If you have been longing to try something new – such as taking part in a different fitness activity, signing up for a language course or trialling some recipes – now is the perfect time to do so. After Coronavirus was recorded late last year in China, it has swiftly spread across the globe and been confirmed as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As a result, the country has been put on lockdown, meaning that individuals are having to think of different ways to keep themselves busy while they self-isolate. Naturally, this means that the way we live our lives is going to change drastically – but that doesn’t mean we still can’t have fun.

If you are desperate for some escapism, why not choose this period to get craftier or more creative? For some inspiration on the different hobbies you can take up, see our list below.

Upcycle furniture

If you have got furniture at home that is in great need of a makeover, why not upcycle it? With so many free DIY videos on YouTube readily available, you can turn to the experts online for some tips on how to transform your old bedside tables, wardrobes or shelves. Get your paint and other necessary tools delivered and get to work straight away!

Learn a new language

Do you have plans to travel far and wide as soon as we come out of lockdown? If so, a new language could come in very handy. Take up Spanish, get fluent in French or learn some essential phrases in German so that you’re able to communicate with the locals on your next getaway.

Move more

At the moment, we’re allowed to get out for exercise once per day, so make sure you use your time wisely! Get running with the Couch to 5K plan by the NHS, stream fitness guru Joe Wicks’ exercise sessions from your living room, or dust off your old bike that is currently sitting in the garage and make your way around your village or town. Not only will exercise benefit you physically, but you’ll see a positive effect on your mental health, too.

There are so many ways for us all to keep busy during this period, through learning, exercising, or trying something new. If any of the above hobbies – such as a new language course – require payment, ensure that you consider all your financial options carefully before signing up.

What hobbies have you already taken up? And what else are you looking forward to starting?

Image by Rohit Bhusan from Pixabay

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