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Staying entertained in isolation - hobbies you haven't thought of yet!
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Staying entertained in isolation - hobbies you haven't thought of yet!

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This time of self isolation can be a great challenge for even the least social amongst us. Humans need interaction and for those alone during these uncertain times will undoubtably go to great lengths to stay entertained. During an online meeting, the Aequem team shared with each other what we had been doing (besides work) to fill our days. After some interesting hobbies came to light, we thought that you might like to hear them. You may even find a new hobby for yourself in there somewhere..


  1. Making jewellery

This recommendation comes direct from an Aequem team member who has found making bracelets to be an excellent pastime for her. Whatever you want to make, go for it.

  1. Oil painting

Painting is a great way to relax and get creative. You never know by the time this is all over you could be the next Van Gogh.

  1. Calligraphy

I’m sure you’ve all seen the Instagram videos of beautifully written calligraphy. Oh so satisfying. Get yourself a black fine liner and perfect your flicks.

  1. Learn the Adobe Suite

There’s no time like the present. Adobe offer tutorials through their platform that are easy to follow and will have you up and running in no time.

  1. Start budgeting 

Doing things that you might’ve been putting off for a while can be a real mood booster and make you feel productive. Assessing your finances and starting a budget is a great place to start.

  1. People watching

At a time when human interaction is limited, people watching steps in. Tired of staring at the TV? Set up your chair by the window and watch what unfolds below.

  1. Re-connect with your inner child

Dig out your favourite childhood movie and re-live it without a care in the world. Or perhaps the book you would always read that reminds you of past times.

  1. Scrapbooking 

As we get older we seem to realise how much we like having actual printed photos instead of endless snapshots on our phones, there’s something that feels more special about it. If, like us, you have a million and one photos lying around – put them altogether and make note of where it was taken and who you were with.

  1. Book reviewing 

During this time, we can imagine that for a lot of you, books will become your most valued companion. For every book you finish write a short review on your social media or an online forum. You might just be recommending someone their new favourite book - wouldn’t that be great!

  1. Make bath bombs

Now Lush has closed for the foreseeable future it’s time to take matters into our own hands. It is easy to find tutorials on Google or Youtube!

 We hope these different hobbies have given you some inspiration and some new ideas to fill your days. Do you have even more unusual ideas?? Tell us all about them in comments below!

Stay safe, Aequem xo