Quarantine fatigue is real and overcoming it is harder than a simple change of clothes. But chin up! We’ve compiled a short list of new hobbies you can try out when Netflix just doesn’t cut it anymore. With these hobbies, you can easily let the fun begin!
Considered a mindful practice, journaling has been shown to reduce stress and anxiety. It can also be a check-in tool at times when we feel unbalanced and unmotivated. Most of all, it’s a way of staying creative and being present.
Instagram inspiration: Menw Hurkens
The owner of Etsy store Rippels Paperhugger, Hurkens celebrates all things paper, highlighting the joyful practice of journaling. Based in the Netherlands, Hurkens’ Instagram is filled with the kind of journaling inspiration that will get your creative juices flowing.
The past year has seen a steady rise in embroiderers, and it’s easy to see why. Embroidery is a great and relatively cheap way to pass the time, and the end result makes for a great decoration. From embroidered wall hangings to quilts, they are elegant works of art.
Instagram inspiration: Liz Stiglets
“Let’s all slow down, get cozy, get crafty,” reads Liz Stiglets’ Instagram bio, which sounds like a perfect plan for quarantine. The owner of cozyblue, Siglets believes that small, simple acts of creativity can make the world a calmer, happier place.
Hand lettering can be very meditative and relaxing. It also doesn’t cost much and the possibilities are endless! You can create custom birthday and thank you cards for family and friends, design typography prints to hang in your living room, or you can upgrade that journal you just started.
Instagram inspiration: Lauren Fitzmaurice
Watching Lauren Fitzmaurice’s lettering videos on Instagram can be relaxing in and of itself. Luckily for us, she also passes her knowledge onto others, by sharing her work on Instagram and teaching online classes. Her toolbox includes pointed pens, gouache, Tombow brush pens, and watercolor brushes.