The year 2020 hit us all by surprise. It’s been a bit rough, and no one’s exempt from the challenges brought on from being cooped up for months. Still, that COVID-19-induced secluded lifestyle may have brought on some positive changes if you’re looking for a silver lining.
Just what is that silver lining? People have found more time to spend with their kids and more time to experience different hobbies. And these are endeavors that they may have not otherwise pursued had it not been for the circumstances of 2020.
So today we’re going to highlight five different hobbies that have gained popularity in 2020. If you haven’t tried any of them, it’s not too late to jump on the bandwagon.
Hobbies that have gained popularity in 2020
Now let’s review hobbies that have taken 2020 by storm. The coronavirus has not put a damper on human activity and creativity. Are you ready to make lemonade when life gives you lemons?
1 – Hiking
First on our list is hiking. That’s right. People are getting out of their homes and hitting the hiking trails to stretch their legs and breathe in some fresh air. Hiking comes with all sorts of benefits.
For instance, hiking reduces the risk of heart disease. It also lowers stress levels and contributes to good mental health! Plus, hiking is a good way to cultivate relationships with friends and family. If you have a dog, it’s good for him or her too!
2 – Biking
Bike sales have increased since the coronavirus outbreak — and this phenomenon does not leave Michigan exempt. Across the state, folks are finding a healthy and fun hobby in bike riding. This is not only healthy for the body, but it is also therapeutic for the mind.
3 – Reading
For many, the days of reading were only part of their schooling years. But thanks to coronavirus, a passion for reading is reignited in the hearts of many.
According to stats on Statista, “Millennials were the most likely to read more books to keep themselves entertained whilst self-isolating, with 40 percent saying that they were more inclined to read books, seven percent higher than all adults in total.”
While libraries may be closed, people have found a way to gather books through online shopping, Little Lending Libraries, and more. Many of us even have books on our shelves that have been untouched. Maybe it’s time to dust them off and crack them open.
Where there’s a will, there’s a way to read.
4 – Gardening
Not sure you have a green thumb? Now’s the time to try. Another hobby to chase off the 2020 blues is gardening. There’s something therapeutic about digging one’s hands into the soil and nurturing something into growth.
And reaping the rewards of your hard labor in a bountiful harvest conjures up some happy endorphins. It’s also good for your mental and physical well-being.
Nothing tastes as good as homegrown vegetables. You don’t have to take our word for it. Hit up your local home improvement store and collect what you need to make a garden!
5 – Tackling home DIY projects
The list of home projects and repairs haunting the corridors of your brain space can finally be set to rest. The year 2020 has proved itself prime time to roll up one’s sleeves and make the house a spiffier and more magical place to live.
If you’ve found yourself hankering after a fresh coat of paint, it’s time to get to it. Want to build an outdoor patio and kitchen? Draw up the plans and set yourself to work.
It’s your home, and the possibilities are endless.
Bonus hobby: Creating adventure
And here’s another hobby to consider — creating your own adventures. And don’t think you have to hop on a plane to craft these experiences.
There’s a world of energy and excitement in your own part of the world. Hop in the car and hit the road. Take the turns that catch your eye. You’ll bump into sights and shops you never expected to hit.
If you’re a planner, head to the internet and see what scenic overlooks are available. Your corner of the world is filled with its own unique nooks and crannies — find them and explore them well. You’ll be astounded by the magic that’s only a drive away!
Don’t let 2020’s changes get you down
Say hello to new hobbies and goodbye to the same old, same old.
Find a more enriching and mentally or physically active life by embracing a new activity as a regular part of your weekday or weekend schedule.
And as long as you’re planning for a more active lifestyle, why don’t you check out our tips for making your mobile home more sports-friendly!