3 Hobbies to Try While Social Distancing

3 Hobbies to Try While Social Distancing

A few weeks into social distancing, it’s undeniable that some of us are starting to get a bit stir-crazy. A lot of concerns are currently out of our control, and it’s completely natural to feel bored, restless, and worried during this time. What you can control, however, is the way you spend your time at home. One way to make the days pass a little easier is to pick up a new hobby or interest—or reignite your passion for an old one. Take a deep breath and turn your downtime into something fun and rewarding with these three hobbies to try while social distancing.

Cultivate Your Cooking Skill

When you live in New Orleans, it’s easy to get accustomed to the countless delicious food offerings that litter the city. While many of these places are currently closed and inaccessible, that doesn’t mean you have to give up your favorite meals. Grab a cookbook or look up an online recipe and try your hand at making your favorite meal. Even if you mess it up the first time, you have plenty of opportunities to keep practicing.

Become a Beekeeper

Beekeeping is a bit more involved than most other hobbies to try while social distancing, but if you have the passion, it’s more than worth your time. It also might be easier than you think to get started—you can even order all your beekeeping essentials online. This hobby is a fantastic way to get outside and still make the most of spring. The sweet and fresh honey you’ll get at the end of the season doesn’t hurt, either.

Reawaken Your Passion for Art

Did you doodle a lot as a kid? Have you ever taken an art class just for fun? Did you learn how to knit a scarf, then fell out of the habit? Whatever form of art or creativity you enjoy, now’s the time to revisit that passion. Even if you have to start from scratch, it might be easier than you expect to get back into the groove. Do you love art, but know that it’s not for you? There are plenty of other ways to experience your favorite medium. Check out the endless virtual museum tours online or scroll through the social media threads of young musicians and actors who are posting the performances they had to cancel. Social distancing doesn’t mean a lack of art—in fact, it’s making some people more creative than ever. Now’s the perfect time to join them.

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