This cold weather just screams “don’t go outside,” with a dash of “binge watch Netflix all day,” and “let’s eat our weight in popcorn!” Getting the gumption to get up and actually leave the house in this chill feels like an epic battle, which always ends in burying yourself underneath a blanket.
A lot of the things we want/aspire to do require stepping foot outside – however, there are some things that can be achieved from your own home! You can take up a new hobby without even leaving your room, how’s that for a new year, new you? Here are some things you can do at home without spending a lot of money!
COOK LIKE A BOSS
It’s time to get all those ‘Tasty’ Facebook videos you’ve saved and try them out! The Internet is home to millions of recipes for you to experiment with. Plus, you can even look ingredients you already have and find recipes based on them, so grocery shopping doesn’t have to be an option! Whip up something that you think Gordon Ramsay would be proud of.
Don’t knock it ’til you try it! There are so many genres available that it’s almost impossible not to find the perfect one for you. You can bring out your detective side and see if you can figure out ‘whodunnit’ in Girl On The Train or scare yourself silly with a classic Stephen King novel!
PAINT YOUR BUTT OFF
If you don’t have any supplies on hand, Amazon has your back. Paint yourself a personalized mug or a canvas inspired by a famous artist! Blast your favourite music in the background and you’re set for life. If you need some technique refreshers or style inspirations, Instagram and YouTube have you covered.
WATCH A DOC
There’s a documentary for everyone under the sun. Brush up on some history or delve into some crazy thrillers and even unsolved mysteries. Once you get hooked on these stories, the world will never look the same to you. Don’t even try to think about Marineland or SeaWorld after watching Blackfish.
TAKE A SHOT AT PHOTOGRAPHY
Don’t worry about getting a fancy camera right away – you’ll work your way up. If you decide you want to get your hands on a digital camera ASAP then go for it! You can get some photography basics guidelines on the web and tutorials are easy to find on on YouTube. Up your Instagram feed with some crisp photos, maybe share that new recipe you’ve been working on!
LEARN THE ART OF CALLIGRAPHY
If any of you have ever seen a calligraphy video, you know how cool this stuff is! Being able to do it would put you in a totally new ball game. There’s tons of different styles of this penmanship you can learn and even put your own twist on them! Be your family and friends go-to card writer and invitation decorator.
BYOB = BREW YOUR OWN BEER
Make your own beer, wine and cider in the comfort of your own home! You might need to get some materials shipped to you but it’ll save you from any future LCBO and Beer Store runs in the future! How cool would it be to make your own branded bevvy?!
GET YOUR BLOG ON
Sports, gaming, beauty, movie/tv reviews, beauty – you name it! Figure out what you’re passionate about and pour your heart out. Throw your opinion, tips and tricks, or reviews out there and see what people have to say! Nothing is more satisfying then your notifications lighting up with new readers.
START A YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Turn your blog into a visual masterpiece. It can seriously be about anything you want and you’ll for sure get some views! The more you up your game the more viewers you’ll get and soon you’ll be up there with the big guns!
MEDITATE YOUR WAY TO RELAXATION
If you’re a person who’s uber-stressed or can never seem to relax, meditation might be your new BFF. It’s a little bit hard to get into, but with the help of apps like Head’s Up and podcasts such as Live Awake, you’ll be a meditating pro! Just try not to fall asleep while you’re doing it…totally not speaking from personal experience…