6 New Hobbies to Pick-up While on Winter Break

The semester is winding down. Finals are fast approaching. Thanksgiving is right around the corner, yet move-in-day seems like yesterday. As we get ready to go back home for the holidays, study for our big tests, and eat real food again (after the hustle and bustle is over) many of us are going to be left wondering what to do for the next two months. Below I have compiled a list of some new hobbies you can pick up while you bunker down and stay safe during break!


Learn to sew!

A practical but also fun way to keep yourself busy. Start small like learning how to sew a button and progress from there. Eventually, after two months, you can probably learn to sew just about anything!


Try crocheting/knitting

During the cold months ahead, we all need a little extra comfort in our lives. By learning how to crochet/knit, you can make hats, scarves, and gloves, not only for you but for your whole family!


Take pictures!

Nature photography has always been an outlet for me! Learning how to improve your photography skills in any setting is a great way to pass time and enjoy the little things life has to offer!

blonde woman holding camera outside Photo by Benjamin Combs from Unsplash


Start a puzzle (the bigger the better)

What better way to pass time by stressing out over what piece fits in with the other piece! Get comfy and pick your favorite puzzle design and spend hours or days completing the design!

stack of jigsaw puzzle pieces Hans-Peter Gauster/Unsplash


Volunteer virtually!

There are always organizations in need of help. What better way to help from the comfort of your own home? It’s the season of giving, give back to your community while passing time!



Start a new exercise routine

Exercising has so many benefits, so while you’re cooped up at home, start some yoga or do some squats to pass the time by. 

pink yoga mat with two pink weights and other exercise equipment Photo by Elena Kloppenburg from Unsplash


When doing these activities (or any other you might think of) try and keep the mood soft by adding your favorite music in the background, getting comfortable with a blanket, adding your favorite incense or essential oil, etc. Make this holiday season and break a time to recharge and reconnect with yourself and loved ones.