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4 Lockdown Hobbies That Could Get You Somewhere

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If there’s one word we’re all fed up with hearing, it’s lockdown. And while there is a plan in place to get us out of it, it’s still going to be here for a little while yet. Lockdowns have been a great excuse to learn a new skill or improve yourself, and the good news is not too late to give something a try. Why not try a hobby that could get you somewhere in the future? 

Take a look at these five lockdown hobbies that could get you somewhere.

1.  Learn a language

Learning a language can open a lot of doors. It’s also a useful skill to have if you’re planning on travelling once it’s possible to do so again. Some of the top languages to learn for success including Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, German and French. If you did learn the basics at school, then you might be surprised at how quickly it all comes back to you.

Learning a language is something you can continue to do after lockdown ends, the perfect way to pass time on your commute to and from work.

2. Play an instrument

Always wanted to play an instrument but never had the chance? Why not start now? Playing a musical instrument can be very therapeutic, but if you’ve got a talent for it – it could take you places! 

Is there an instrument you’ve played before you could improve upon? Investing in a new instrument could give you the push you need. If the violin is your thing, then check out the best intermediate violins for violinists and start working on your skills. There are plenty of ways you can learn online to help you get the practice you need.

3. Develop your digital skills

Digital skills are becoming more and more important for today’s industries. And right now, there’s are serious concerns about a digital skills shortage for the future. Do you have some skills you could work on to boost your CV? From webpage editing to basic digital marketing, having some additional digital skills could prove useful the next time you apply for a job.

4. Take up photography

Do you wish you could be a better photographer? Now’s the time to practice. Your phone is a great way to practice, as the latest phones are feature-packed and able to take some incredible shots. But if you want to get serious about photography, get to grips with a real camera. From learning about lighting and aperture to framing your photos, spending a little time learning some photography basics will drastically improve the quality of your photos. Who knows where your photography skills might come in handy in the future, even if it is just for your Instagram!

Learning can be beneficial in many ways. Lockdown has been the perfect opportunity to learn some handy skills, including those that could be beneficial for your career! Keep seeking opportunities to learn new skills – who knows where they might lead you!

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Olivia is psychologist and entrepreneur from Brisbane. Mother of two beautiful children and proud owner of two silly boxer dogs. She is passionate writer, a traveler and conscious consumer, seeking healthy and sustainable products to incorporate into the lives of her family. Her motto is “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

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