We’re still spending quite a lot of time at home in 2021, so why not use this time wisely for something other than watching Netflix or staring at the smartphone screen all day long? There are quite a few things you can do both inside and outside your home (gardening, anyone?). What matters the most is that a new hobby will take your mind off worrying about things, reduce stress levels, and make you a happier person in general. So, let’s start?

Lego

If you think Lego is just for kids, you’re terribly wrong! Lego has lots of designs of high complexity that cater to the most sophisticated user. There are also special Lego exhibitions where ALOFs (Adult Fans of Lego) can showcase their masterpieces and meet new friends. Doing something with your hands is a great way to relax your mind and unwind after a week of work. You can also create some pretty outstanding models!

Music

Music is one of the most fun pastimes in the world. It helps you make new friends, boost your creativity, improve your mood, and it’s just magical no matter how you look at it. If you spend a lot of time working indoors in front of the screen, learning to play an instrument can become a great way to chill and relax both your body and mind. True, it will take some time to master the skills, but it’s what makes the whole process so much fun! Pick up the guitar or enjoy some fun drumming techniques on a djembe – there are so many things you can do!

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Photography

Photography used to be an egalitarian hobby, but now times have changed. Anyone can click a shot! Modern cameras even in smartphones are quite powerful and allow creating beautiful photographs. Still, using an actual camera is a whole different matter. There are a lot of interesting things you can learn about settings, composition, and lighting that will allow you to create real masterpieces. Photography also allows you to look at the world around you differently, noticing details that you wouldn’t have spotted otherwise.

Gardening

Nature provides us with many instruments to relax and release stress. You don’t have to go to the forest to enjoy the gifts of nature – it can all grow in your backyard! Whether you live in a house or rent a flat there are ways you can enjoy some gardening. From plants that you can grow in pots on your windowsill to flowers, tomatoes, and peppers that can live on your balcony – the possibilities are endless! True, plants require lots of love, care, and devotion, but so do all living things. In return you will enjoy their beauty, blooming, and maybe even some fruits and veggies!