Lockdown-Friendly Hobbies To Keep You Entertained At Home
Many of us are spending more time than ever at home. With a pandemic to contend with, and hours to occupy, what better time to embrace new hobbies? Whether you’re working and you’re looking for a form of escapism, or you’ve got more free time than you know what to do with, we’ve got you covered. Here are some lockdown-friendly hobbies to keep you entertained.
If you’re a fan of traditional cartoons, you’re a creative sort, or you love getting your teeth into new TV series or video games, why not explore the fascinating world of anime? Utilizing hand-drawn, computer animations to bring stories and adventures to life, anime is a hugely popular genre of TV and film. If you’ve got a bit of time to fill, you can discover a whole world of titles and characters and gain entry into a passionate fan club, which has members across the globe. With anime, there’s a host of offshoots to get involved with, including online forums, collecting and trading memorabilia and attending events. While social distancing may have put pay to meeting up with fellow enthusiasts for now, you can indulge your new hobby by collecting DBZ figures or joining virtual events from the safety and comfort of your home. Watching anime series on TV or online is not only a great way to learn about a different genre of animation, but it can also provide amazing social opportunities at a time when it can be difficult to get and about and see friends and family.
Gaming has become hugely popular in recent years, and during lockdown, it has provided a lifeline for many. Gaming is fun, it provides a distraction from the real world and everything that is going on in the headlines, and it’s a way of connecting with friends and meeting new people that doesn’t involve physical contact or leaving home. You can challenge your mates to a game of football, take on quiz geniuses online or try and conquer enemies and build kingdoms with the help of family members or colleagues. There’s a vast range of options, and you don’t need to spend a fortune on gaming gear to get started. There are free games available online and you can pick up games and consoles relatively cheaply, especially if you’re not fussed about having a brand new device.
In the times before Coronavirus, many of us would complain about not having enough time. It was virtually impossible to find a few hours to sit down and enjoy a movie. Fast forward and we find ourselves in very different times. If you’ve got hours to kill, now is the time to channel your inner movie reviewer and get round to crossing all those classics and hot new releases off your must-see list. Watching movies is an excellent way to spend an afternoon or to unwind in the evening after a day of home working. Movies take you out of the here and now and they can make you laugh, cry and everything in-between. You can watch a movie purely for enjoyment or release, or to keep your brain ticking over and gain a deeper appreciation, analyze the characters and the storyline and write your own review.
Unexpectedly, many of us have got more time on our hands. If you’re looking for lockdown-friendly hobbies to while away the hours, why not give these options a whirl?