New Hobbies to Start During Lockdown

Many mental health experts have warned about the dangers of not taking proper care of ourselves during this pandemic and the lockdown which so many are facing. One great way in which you can do just this, no matter whether you are under lockdown conditions or not, is to start a new hobby. This is the perfect time to do this given the amount of time which so many of us have on our hands. Here then are just a few suggestions as to what hobby you could get started with.


Learning how the chess pieces move is one thing but learning how to play the game of chess is something else entirely and that is why now is the perfect time to really learn how to play this game and increase your skills. Chess is one of those games which many wish they could play yet few have the time to learn, and now of course is the opportune moment for you to invest those hours to become a good chess player. There are many options for playing online and getting lessons or playing against people from all over the world, to help you get better.


The guitar has long been one of the most popular musical instruments to learn, largely because you do not need much more than a simple guitar to play a song or a ditty. It has never been easier than it is right now to learn how to play the guitar, thanks to the wealth of resources which you can find online. From video guides to song tutorials, if you dedicate yourself to practicing hard then you will find that you make progress with this instrument very quickly indeed.

Playing Poker

If you really want to play a game that teaches you everything about strategy, discipline, skill and calmness then this is the game for you. Poker comes in a number of forms, with Holdem being the most commonly played around the world and at the online casino. This is a game which you can play with friends and family online and in person, and it is a game which you will very quickly get hooked on. Aim to avoid gambling money or chits in the beginning, this is about learning the game and learning to love the game for what it is, a tough to learn yet fun to play option that will keep you entertained for hours.


Baking is all about trial and error and given that we have nothing but time on our hands, now is the perfect time to roll up your sleeves, grab the flour and learn to bake cakes, pastries and biscuits. The best advice here is to keep it simple, pick a relatively easy dish and keep practicing until you master it, before moving on to something else. Aim to come out of lockdown a master baker, be it bread, cakes or sweet treats.

We will get through this soon, just stay strong and it will over before you know it, then you can go and show the world your new skills.