As the winter drags on it can be hard to stave off cabin fever. Even if you have a great apartment like the ones at Myamericanavenue.com, it can still be a challenge to be stuck inside for days in a row.
You’ve exhausted your typical activities and you’re wondering, “Now what?” How about picking up a new hobby?
Here are 10 suggestions for hobbies you can start from the comfort of your home.
Pick up an instrument
Have you ever wanted to learn the guitar or piano?
Now’s your chance. In an apartment complex, it shouldn’t be hard to track down a guitar that is just sitting in someone’s closet. Find some easy music or pick one of the millions of Youtube tutorials and start playing.
Get into yarn crafts
There are tons of different yarn crafts, from crocheting to wall hanging yarn art. Working with yarn can be both therapeutic and time-consuming. The nice thing about this craft is you’ll have something physical and maybe even useful to show for your hard labor.
You could pick up some clay at your local craft store or even make your own. It’s not like you’re a professional so you don’t need to drop $20 on a hobby you’re just giving a try.
There are lots of easy clay recipes online if you’re not sure how to make it.
Pick up a sketchbook
Find something in your house that looks interesting and get sketching. Try and get the shadow just right.
Sure, your first picture may be rough, but the more you try the better you’ll get.
Paint a picture
Grab some watercolors, or if you’re willing to spend a little more, some oil paints. If you aren’t sure what to paint a picture of you could always look up a Bob Ross painting tutorial.
He’ll have you painting happy mistakes in your clouds in no time.
Sew a pillow
Don’t worry if you haven’t touched a sewing needle before. Of all the things you could make on a first try a pillow is probably the easiest. You could get some material or take an old shirt you no longer like.
Two squares stitched together and some stuffing and you have made yourself a pillow.
Learn a new recipe
A nice reward comes at the end of trying a new recipe, especially if it actually turns out. If you’re new to cooking maybe try making some soup. It’s pretty hard to mess that up.
If you’re wanting more of a challenge give pastry baking a try.
Become a writer
Have you ever tried writing poetry or a story? This is the perfect time to give it a go. Don’t tell yourself you aren’t any good. I imagine people thought Dr. Suess’s made up words were ridiculous when he first started but now he’s famous.
You never know what could happen.
Learn a new language
If you’ve been interested in learning a new language but never had the time before, now you finally have that time. It might be fun to see if you could find a pen pal that could help you practice the new language.
Give a new exercise a try
One of the hardest parts of being stuck inside is the limited movement. You start to feel like you’re becoming part of the couch. If that sounds familiar give an exercise video a go. Try some yoga or latin Zumba. It could become your new favorite thing.
Don’t let the gray skies and cold wind keep your spirits down. Find something new to be passionate about and your spirits will soar to new heights. Have fun finding the perfect indoor hobby for you!