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5 activities to try that don't involve a screen!

By David Lawrence |

Anyone who works in the technology sector knows how exciting, dynamic and rewarding it can be. However, it can also involve looking at screens for most of the day, so picking up hobbies that don't involve any screen time can be a great way to wind down.

With many of us working at home, we are spending more time than ever in front of a screen, so now is the ideal time to experiment with hobbies that don't require screen time.

Whether you already enjoy a hobby you would like to make more time for or you are searching for something new, here are 5 excellent ideas to fire up your imagination.

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1 Building Lego

Anyone whose job involves lots of time working on a screen will find tactile hobbies a real treat. Lego is a great choice and you are sure to get a real sense of satisfaction after building something. Whether you follow the instructions a set comes with or use your imagination to build something from random bricks, it is a great way to switch off.

2 Learn a new instrument

As the weather gets more dark and rainy, non-tech hobbies you can do indoors are a good idea. Learning how to play a new instrument, for example, is a fun way to fill your spare time. There is also a wide choice of instruments to learn and to unleash your inner creativity with.

3 Take up painting

Whether you opt to work with watercolour, oils or pastels, this hobby is easy to start and does not require lots of expensive kit. Painting allows you to explore your artistic side and have fun being creative without having to worry about your stressful day at work.

4 Give baking a try

When the weather starts to turn outside and you need a pastime that doesn't involve a screen, baking is a good call. Not only does spending time in the kitchen keep you warm but you will also have a plethora of tasty treats to eat! Baking together with family or friends is a great way to spend more time with them too.

5 Rock climbing

If you spend your day working in front of a screen, why not try some active hobbies right now? Rock climbing is a great choice and there are lots of indoor climbing gyms to practice at now. Not only does this activity provide you with an intense workout but it also releases feel-good endorphins into your body.

There are some great hobbies to try out this autumn that do not involve a screen. The best idea is to give one a go and see how much fun you can have!


David Lawrence

Written by David Lawrence

David is the founder of Vine Resources.

 

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