It’s no secret that many people have been diving into hobbies lately. From sewing to baking bread to finding the perfect Zoom background, residents everywhere are tapping into old and new interests.
If you’ve been social distancing for some time now, you’re probably well-acquainted with your hobby of choice. If this is the case, now is the time to challenge yourself to take things to the next level.
Here are a few challenges to conquer, based on your interests.
For Those With a Green Thumb
Now that you’re apartment is brimming with pothos, cacti, and succulents, now is the time to start working in some harder-to-maintain varietals. Azaleas, orchids, and banana plants are all beautiful but require a little extra attention. Work these into your indoor garden and get ready to show them off on your video calls. If you’re not looking to make a trip to the plant store, try propagating a plant. Propagation involves snipping off a stem to be used for a new plant.
For The Home Chef
If you’ve already found your groove in the kitchen, and have treated yourself to delectable cuisines made from scratch, now is the time to put your skills to the test with some more challenging recipes. These recipes from Saveur will have you conquering fresh steamed dumplings, duck pâté, and roasted tomato pie. To make the challenge more interesting, have a friend tackle the same recipe and compare your results in a video chat!
For The Seasoned Yogi
You may be a pro at downward dog, but have you mastered crow, peacock pose, or lotus? This guide from Yoga Journal gives in-depth instruction on the hardest moves in your practice. Before trying these, make sure you have adequately stretched and that you follow guidance from verified online instructors.