While the most recent lockdown may have just passed, judging by the past year we do not know if another will be happening anytime soon, but it would be foolish to disregard it. Being kept indoors for extended periods of time will have had an adverse effect on many people, but for some it would have been a time where they can try new things and start new hobbies such as baking, drawing or working on their own businesses. There will certainly have been many instances of boredom at home and we’ll look at 5 things you can do today to help alleviate that.
1) Playstation 5
The newest gaming console powerhouse comes in its fifth iteration and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. We see a huge leap in graphics quality and immersiveness in the games that as usual, will find you glued to your TV for hours on end. A range of great titles upon release mean that you’ll be kept busy for a long time, and don’t look at the PS5 as purely a gaming machine, it is also a home hub that will only get better over time, which is not something you can often say about new technology.
2) Casio CTK 3500 Keyboard
Want to come out of lockdown with a new skill or hobby? Try learning a musical instrument, and what better place to start than with a keyboard. The Casio CTK 3500 is great for all ages and is portable, meaning you can carry it around without too much hassle.
The keyboard has 60 built in songs for you to learn from and its touch-sensitive piano-style keys make it great for beginners. You’ll surely find yourself making the most of your enforced time at home and end up with a cool skill.
Now hear me out, time really does fly when you use TikTok. You’ll spend hours practicing and coordinating dance moves as well as scrolling through and watching others attempts. TikTok is legitimately a lot of fun and will really kill time – whether you consider it being productive, that’s another story. It does really get your creative juice flowing, though.
You may be laughing at this option but believe me, knitting can be such a soothing hobby. No longer considered a hobby for retirees, knitting during lockdown has fast become a trend many from younger generations are getting into and as an avenue to express themselves. Many have turned to creating small businesses to profit from their new-found hobby.
Sales of baking equipment and ingredients such as mixers and butter, went through the roof during the first lockdown as people were stuck at home without knowing what to do. In order to satisfy their sweet tooths, millions of cookies, brownies and cakes must have been made during this period, and it doesn’t appear to have slowed down even as the lockdown was eased.