Finally, got through all those TV boxsets? Downloaded all the latest films and watched them all? Twice? Whether you’ve finally sorted through your closet, you’ve eaten your way to the bottom of the biscuit tin, or you just don’t know what to do with yourself, you’re not alone!
Lockdown has left many of us wondering not just how to fill the time, but how to make the most of it. And in between homeschooling, a spot of gardening and enjoying your allotted time outdoors, the idea of finding something worthwhile to do can seem a little daunting. So, with this in mind, I’m sharing how you can make the most out of lockdown by learning these new skills.
Build on your writing skills
Do you wish your writing had a little more flair? Has spelling always tripped you up? Or do you want to produce unique, exciting content for a book you’re writing or a blog? If so, then honing those writing skills is the perfect way to make the most of out of lockdown. Investing in a good spell checker is a good place to start, or if you’re hoping to improve your vocabulary, try learning a new word every day. If you’re wanting to create fresh and exciting content, then this tool can help you with plagiarism, making it a worthy investment for any budding writer.
Learn to cook
What could be better than spending your time at home, experimenting with new flavours, dishes and building on your cooking skills? It’s something that requires very little time or investment and you can learn as you go. Find a new recipe in an old cookbook, try some simple plant-based meals, have a go at making your own pasta or pizza bases from scratch or experiment by baking something sweet.
Brush up on those artistic skills
Many of us haven’t picked up a paintbrush or a sketchpad since we were at school. So, why not rediscover your love of drawing or develop your talent for painting? You’ll find plenty of online art classes available for free at the moment, or simply have a go at teaching yourself. It’s a wonderful way to pass the time as well as reduce stress and anxiety. I’ve been trying my hand at a little crafting on a different theme every week, which I’ll share with you soon.
Try your hand at photography
Believe it or not, you don’t need to have an expensive camera to enhance your photography skills. Any smartphone camera is capable of producing first-class photography. Read up on how to make the most of your phone’s camera, choose a subject and get clicking!