19 Summer Hobbies You Can Still Do During Quarantine
With the coronavirus pandemic dragging on, this summer is going to be different than the rest. Still, how you spend the next few months is entirely up to you. You can commit to vegging out on the couch or catching rays in the backyard. Or you can take up one of these summer hobbies, which could improve your life exponentially.
And that's no exaggeration. A 2015 study published in the Annals of Behavioral Medicine found that people with hobbies were significantly happier and healthier than those who didn't look for interests outside of their careers. A hobby is about so much more than passing the time; if you choose carefully, a hobby can change your entire outlook and help you cope with quarantine restrictions.
In the spirit of keeping busy and fulfilled, here are 20 hobby ideas that—worst-case scenario—will make you feel like you did more with your summer than just get a tan. And in the very best case, might change your life. For some fascinating facts that may spark another hidden passion, check out 40 Everyday Items You Didn't Know Had an Official Name.