Has this year left you wishing you had some additional hobbies on your game card? We know…there’s nothing like being told it’s safer for you to be home and to be socially and physically distanced and you’re left wondering what to do with this time.
Even though social distancing isn’t quite new to us, it’s different because we were just coming out of winter in the beginning. With days shortening and winter forcing us to be inside more and more (hard to garden in snow), we’re looking for more creative ways to fill our time.
What Are You Interests?
While there’s much about this year we’d change, we have to be honest. It’s forced us to take some really introspective looks at how we spend our time, with whom we spend our time and even who we really are.
Psychology experts believe this can be a gift, and that a winter where we’ll have to really buckle under and stay safe distances from each other can still bring new gifts in the form of winter hobbies. Now may be the time to try skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating or anything the traditional holiday season held but you never had time for. The lack of holiday gatherings means you do have the time, and you might just find you love it.
All you have to do is think about things you may be interested in and give them a shot.
Online Is The New In-Person
No, online classes for hobbies that are traditionally held in-person may not be optimal, but there are a lot of perks. Businesses are really working hard to offer lots of creative scheduling and interesting classes for you to participate in because they’re just as in need of a way to make this social distancing time work as you are. While we agree that together is better, we’re just thankful for any opportunities that we have where we can safely socialize, learn and have fun at the same time.
Women are RAVING about how much fun they’re having with several different online classes they’ve been able to take and the best part? You can do it from literally anywhere in the world–as long as you have an Internet connection, you’re in!
Dancing is so much fun, and even better? It’s great exercise too! With online dancing, you join several others from the comfort of your home, and there’s something about that scenario that lets you feel a little less vulnerable than you might in-person! Just think, you may be able to become a Boot Boogie Babe one day! Owner DeAnna Lee’s mission is to empower women by offering safe spaces for all ages, sizes and backgrounds to grow through friendships and dance. Online dancing may not just be a new hobby, but a new way of life!
If now’s the time you think you’re ready to get fit, then Fitness with Kelli Fennelly may be just the thing. Just as you can with many online fitness centers, Kelli will help customize a plan that’s just for you–compiled for your goals and your life experience. You’ll be able to work with a schedule that’s convenient for you, and again, in the comfort of your own home but still with personalized care.
If yoga is more your style and you’ve not had the time to give a program a try, here’s your chance! Not only is yoga a great way to stretch and keep yourself limber, but it’s a perfect way for you to help center and destress in such a crazy world. Yoga with Lucy B offers online classes and modifications for all levels of Yogis and the things you’ll need to have in your house are minimal.
Yaymaker classes are HUGE hits across the country because you can literally create masterpieces right in your own home. Because many are on Zoom, you can meet new people and make new friends or sponsor your own parties and connect with friends and family you may be missing.
Golf is something you can do individually or distanced with friends, and did you know you burn almost 1500 calories with 18 holes? It’s great exercise, mentally challenging and something different. You might just find yourself on the next LPGA circuit!
When it comes to new hobbies you can do while also socially distancing, horseback riding is another popular choice. It’s a way to bond and connect with another creature, but in a really unique and special way. Plus, it gets you outside, connecting with nature and being able to find gratitude in simple gifts of fresh air and freedom. Besides, didn’t you always wish you had a pony?
Flyfishing is another hobby that may have never crossed your mind but you might find you thoroughly enjoy! It’s easy to maintain social distance, even when fishing with friends. When you’re out there on the water, it’s peaceful and serene and you can let the troubles of the day fade as you focus on pulling in the big one.
Ever wanted to learn to play the guitar or the piano? Talk about having the time to put the practice in! Many music teachers have perfected the art of online lessons and performance and this is a great time to take advantage of it!
Whatever it is you decided to dive into, look at this time to grow and bloom. It’s easy to let the dreariness and bleak of winter overtake us, particularly now, but we are lucky enough to use this time for our good! So let’s do it and come out even more talented than we were before!
Owner, Fave Lifestyles
I was becoming an empty nester, a woman of a more interesting age and in transition. Sound familiar? I was at that place where we question our purpose, value, and worth and what in the world are we going to do with the rest of our lives.
I noticed women have a huge hunger to belong to a community of women where they can feel safe, share openly from their heart and have other women to do life with! This is why I created my Fave Lifestyles.
Fave is for the woman who wants to call Fave her community of women who support, uplift, and make her feel better about herself. I want to create a place where we help her answer life's questions and just do life together!
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