If you want a new hobby but you’re looking for something you can do without having to leave the house, we’ve put together a list of hobbies you can try at home. You don’t even have to get out of your pyjamas!

1. Cooking

Want to make gnocchi from scratch, or would you love to learn how to make authentic Indian dishes? Virtual cooking classes are a fantastic way to hone your culinary skills in your own kitchen. Some classes even include a craft kit delivered to your door!

2. Painting

Try your hand at some artwork – there’s no limit to what you can create. You don’t have to be an artist, it doesn’t have to be a masterpiece, and you’ll find that it’s actually quite relaxing. If you prefer something with a bit more direction, try doing paint by numbers.

3. Gardening

Do you have what it takes to look after a plant collection? Do you watch Better Homes & Gardens and wish you could have an indoor or outdoor garden like that? There’s so much to learn, but so many resources are available if you make the decision to start. Gardening Australia have some great tips for beginners. If you want to start small and stay indoors then check out this list with 10 of the best house plants.

4. Meditation

If you’re looking to be more balanced and peaceful, maybe meditation is for you. You couldn’t choose a calmer hobby! There are plenty of apps or YouTube videos that you can listen to. Headspace is a great starting place for beginners to meditation, and you can download it on your phone too. “Meditation and mindfulness for any mind, any mood, any goal”.

5. Jewellery

Making your own jewellery can be time-consuming, but very rewarding. You can make new pieces to update your wardrobe or perhaps make them as gifts for friends and family. If you master the skill then you could even sell them on the side. You could start with something simple like a bead bracelet and work your way up. Spotlight stores have a fantastic selection of jewellery supplies and tools.

6. Sewing

If you’re someone who always wishes that you could make your children’s clothes or alter your own clothes, then learning how to sew could be the hobby for you. It’s so practical for those small and big fixes or creations. Missy Rose has put together a great list of videos to learn how to sew online for beginners.

7. Journaling

Journaling can be wonderfully therapeutic. It has so many benefits including reducing your stress and anxiety. It also helps you learn from your experiences. It can improve your communication skills because you get better with expressing yourself the more you write. Research definitely shows that keeping a journal helps you sleep better. Big ticks all around! The Five Minute Journal is a bestselling, easy-to-follow journal with guided prompts such as weekly challenges, gratitude, daily highlights, inspirational quotes, daily affirmations, and self-reflection.

8. Upcycle

If you like the thought of turning your trash into treasure, then upcycling could be your next thing to try. Take a look around your house to see if anything needs a bit of improvement, or perhaps something you were going to throw out could do with a face lift. Once you’ve found the item, think of what you could do with it and voila, you have your upcycle project. It is a great way to reduce wastage and you could even sell them on to make a bit of pocket money. Clean Up Australia has some great advice for your upcycle journey.

9. Fitness

Find a fitness program that you love and can do at home. There are so many videos online for you to get exercise in your own living room or your garden in the fresh air, whether it’s pilates, yoga, cardio, weights. Here’s a list of online fitness classes to help get you started.

10. Music

There’s a plethora of videos you can watch to learn how to play a musical instrument. Make sure your instrument is easy to access so that you can practise as often as you like. If it’s shut away – out of sight, out of mind. Start with the basics and don’t put too much pressure on yourself, as you will not be able to play perfectly the first time.

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Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums