It’s easy to let your hobbies fall by the wayside when you’re stuck indoors, but there are plenty of fun indoor hobbies that you can pursue this year. From cooking and reading to crafting and gaming, there’s something for everyone.
Here are 20+ fun indoor hobbies to get you started:
1. Painting, drawing, and other visual arts
The above activity is a perfect hobby to do from the comfort of your home, especially if you are going through stressful times.
When you paint, you concentrate to the maximum, shutting out other negative thoughts and worries that haunt you for the rest of the time. Focusing on a blank canvas will push all those ideas to the side, favoring a better mood.
You will only need paint, pencils, or anything you like to paint and draw and let your imagination run wild.
2. Cooking and Baking
You can do this from the comfort of your kitchen, and the truth is that you do not have to be good to adopt cooking or baking as a hobby. Start with easy recipes and work up to the more difficult ones.
The good thing is that it is a hobby where you can include other people in your family or relax doing it alone.
Buy a nice notebook and a good pen and write what you want.
From a journal of your daily life to stories or fanfics of your favorite series; you can write whatever comes to mind.
You can also start working your first book by using my book – How To Become An Author, as a guide. It simplifies the process of becoming an author into a simple step by step process for beginners.
4. Learn a new language
New language acquisition is one of my most valuable hobbies. You do not need to be traveling to another country soon to learn a new language. Simply wanting to learn a new language is enough.
The Spanish or French you learned in school is very basic, so you can start by developing whichever one you did or be more daring and go for other languages like Chinese, Korean or Russian.
You can set a goal to read a book every month or join a virtual book club if you do not want to leave your house.
Goal setting will help you read new and different things, clearing your mind and entering super exciting worlds. You can choose any genre that you like!
6. Learn about finances
It may sound boring, but when you get into the world of investments, you enter a loop of information that is highly captivating.
Positively changing your relationship with money and learning to manage and invest brings enormous personal benefits (not only financial).
You can make it a habit to listen to podcasts about finance, watch Youtube videos or read books and blogs about finance.
- What Is A Budget And Why Is It Important?
- How to Monitor Your Budget & Keep Track Of Your Spending
- 9 Smart and Simple Strategies to Reach Your Financial Goals
- 10 Best Personal Finance Apps To Manage Your Money
7. Start collecting
The exciting thing about collecting items is not the accumulation but tracking, chasing, and collecting the new piece you will add to your collection.
The bad thing is that it takes up space (if you’re trying to be a minimalist), but you can choose to collect small things, such as coins or stamps that don’t take up much space.
8. Indoor gardening and Plant Care
If you have a balcony, you can have a small garden. If you do not have that, you can also buy plants that are good for interiors.
I assure you that you will learn a lot taking care of them, and they will give new life to the interior of your home.
9. Learn an instrument
It can be any instrument you like. You will find thousands of tutorials on YouTube that are very helpful.
You can also take classes with a distance teacher, and you will not have to leave your home to do so.
10. Knitting and Crochet
The idea that knitting was something that only women did is in the past. Today it is increasingly fashionable, especially with the rise of crochet.
You can make sweaters, t-shirts, and even tops; you can do anything you can imagine.
11. Start making sculptures
Polymer clay, also known as modeling clay, is similar to plasticine and allows you to make all kinds of figures, sculptures, dolls, jewelry, and decorative items thanks to its wide range of colors and consistency.
You can buy a quick-drying one and make sculptures of any size from the comfort of your home.
12. Jewelry making
With platforms like Etsy becoming increasing popular, jewelry making is also becoming one of the most profitable indoor hobbies. You can sell your homemade jewelry on Etsy and monetize this hobby.
All you’ll need are some craft supplies, a little practice and you’re on your way to building a profitable jewelry side hustle. You can also make some jewelry to gift your friends and family.
13. Home improvement and DIY projects
If you’re the handy type, then home improvement and DIY projects are a great way to spend your time indoors and adopt a new indoor hobby. From painting and remodeling to building furniture and gardening, there are plenty of ways to keep yourself busy with home improvement projects. Plus, you can usually find everything you need for your projects at your local hardware store.
14. Edit photos or video
Get into the world of video or photo editing. You can do it from your computer or tablet, and it can start as a hobby and turn into your job.
You can make money selling your services as an audiovisual content editor.
Life is better when you’re dancing.
Social media is full of videos with dances or choreography where you can learn them and dance along in your living room.
Sewing is a great hobby to relax and get away from it all. There are hundreds of tutorials on YouTube to learn how to sew, make patterns, take measurements or learn about the type of materials to use, from the simplest to the most creative.
Prepare your arsenal of utensils, choose a corner of your house that is comfortable where you can relax and focus only on the thread and the needle.
You can attend classes with a remote teacher or do karaoke alone at home and scream from the rooftops, and only your neighbors will have to stand a little screaming.
Did you know that this is one of the most popular hobbies in the United States? Its popularity is due to the significant amount of diversity that exists in the country.
With technology, you can build your family tree in many ways, so you can make this your indoor hobby and get ready to learn more about your origins.
19. Make a blog or vlog
Blogging is a rewarding indoor hobby to take on. It can be a written digital blog or a vlog with videos. There are many blogging niches you can start a blog on, including sports, technology, parenting etc.
You start one as a just a hobby or you can scale it and go full time. My book SEO For Beginners will teach the basics you need to know to build a successful blog that can make you a full time income.
20. Play games
They can be video games, typical board games or puzzles. Such games will help you get in touch with your inner child and are hours of fun guaranteed.
If you enjoy taking pictures why not start doing photography as a new indoor hobby. You don’t have to have an expensive camera and equipment and you don’t have to be outdoors to capture some beautiful shots.
You can take pictures of yourself, or you can do food or product photography. Be sure to share your work with others.
22. Scrapbooking and other paper crafts
Paper crafts are a great way to spend time indoors and can be very therapeutic. Scrapbooking is a popular paper craft that allows you to document your life and memories in a creative way. Other paper crafts you can try doing include card making, origami, and paper quilling.
There are plenty of indoor hobbies that you can pursue to pass the time this year. And, the best part is, you can do these hobbies from the comfort of your own home. So go ahead and try one or more from the list above and fill up your time with something you enjoy!