As the world reopens to travel, adventure, and everyday normalcy – you may want to maintain some of the quiet activities you have come to enjoy doing from home. It is ok to be mindful of the hobbies and pursuits you choose to undertake now that you will have the opportunity to do so. Find things that you will enjoy filling your time with and learn something new!
Enhance Your Sports Trivia Knowledge
Take some time to invest in the world of sports. Do you know who the wealthiest athletes are? Take Jared Goff, for example. Learn all about respective professional athletes’ stats – everything from the NHL to the NFL will keep you busy and informed. You can become an armchair quarterback when the big game is on and be the best trivia partner when pub trivia nights become part of routine life once again. When The World Series comes around again, you will be the one in the know about RBI’s (Runs Batted In) and keep everyone entertained with your athletic acumen during the Seventh Inning Stretch.
Learn A New Language
Now is an ideal time to learn a new language. If you already have a second or third language in your verbal tool chest, it is worth brushing up on your skillset. Having fluency in more than one language will improve your life in a variety of ways. Travel will become easier when you are able to communicate in the native language of your destination. You will be able to understand translations. The ability to read, write and converse in another language can open up many career paths and the opportunity to change locations to work internationally. Studies have shown that adding a new language to your repertoire can help improve cognitive function both now and in the future, too.
Even though the pandemic and related restrictions are loosening up, maintaining connections with friends and family is just as important now as it was during the height of the pandemic. You have likely spent hours talking with loved ones or meeting new people via Zoom, FaceTime, or Skype. Keep that momentum going, especially when communicating with people who live far from you.
Find A New Hobby
If you spent time in isolation relaxing and binging on the latest shows, do not despair, you can always engage in a new hobby no matter what time of year it is. Consider different options like cooking, baking, or taking a class. Online options abound for any interest or skill level. You can find courses at your local library on a range of topics that will keep you busy and informed.
With the news cycle running at top speed and the latest headlines telling you what to do next and where to go, remember to take care of yourself. Reentering into society can take a little longer for some than for others. Take all the time you need, and while you are at it, make the most of your time by learning something new.