I think it’s safe to say that I’m not the only one who’s been feeling very unproductive and bored during this very tough time. With the entire human race being stuck at home all day, it’s no wonder that everyone’s probably just lazing around, patiently waiting for the time when it’s safe to come outside again. Now that we’re all just in our homes, I think it’s the best time to pick up a new hobby or two or three.
I think it’s important that we let our creative juices flow every day. After all, as we all say: “’earth’ without ‘art’ is just ‘eh’”. Art isn’t just about drawing or painting. It can be a lot of things! For instance, it can be playing an instrument, singing, dancing, and etcetera. I have two hobbies that foster creativity that I really enjoy and have been exercising almost every single day since quarantine started.
My first hobby is creating art. From drawing black line illustrations to creating handwritten typography, activities like these really help keep my creative juices flowing and also make me happy. I really like using writing materials such as calligraphy markers and the Crayola super tips whenever I draw since they’re very beginner friendly and easy to find!
The other activity or hobby that I really love is playing the ukulele. Just a quick and funny back story, I really wanted to learn how to play the guitar when I was young. However, my fingers were just too short! I can’t even play the C major chord without having finger cramps because I couldn’t properly reach the fret! One day, my dad came home with a ukulele and gave it to me. He told me that I should just think of it as a guitar for people with tiny hands like me! Who would’ve thought that I’d love the sound it makes even more than the guitar. You best be sure that you’ll catch me chilling on the beach with my ukulele once the quarantine is over!
I think that activities such as these are very important because these promote mental and emotional wellness. Remember when adult coloring books were a thing back then? Yeah, it was said that coloring actually helps lessen stress and anxiety! Just like the infamous adult coloring books, these hobbies of mine not only help foster my creativity but also aid in my emotional and mental state. What about you? What are your favorite activities or hobbies that foster creativity? We’d love to hear about them down in the comments section below!