In today’s day and age we might feel more and more disconnected from the world around us. Although we have social media, more types of entertainment and more free time than ever before, most people don’t feel like these things make us satisfied. Something that can really make you happier is being able to engage in something you love. Whether that is something you’ve already found or not – the internet is an incredible source of information and inspiration that you can use to explore what you enjoy doing and find new things that will make you happy. Today, I will give you some ideas on how you can challenge yourself, find some exciting things you can do in your free time and explore your newfound hobbies.


When was the last time you sat down to write a story? Well, there is no better time to delve into this than right now! You can do this by exploring a completely random set up and generating a story. This will challenge you, but it can be super fun and you may be surprised at just how fun you might find it. If this is something you would like to do, this website generates a plot line that you can expand upon. Don’t be too critical of yourself – no matter if you think you write well or not, it’s a great exercise in creativity and you might just be surprised at how much fun you’re having once you get into it.


Ever wanted to try to make yourself a nice dress, a plush toy for a family member, or just simply make some really cool embroidery? Don’t put it off – right now is the best time to explore this hobby. Just imagine how many nifty ideas you could bring to life by just learning a few simple techniques! Luckily, the internet is a goldmine for information, and you can very easily find websites and posts that teach you exactly how to do that. Some of those include this website, that takes you from the basics of how to choose a sewing machine to sewing your own dress, as well as this embroidery 101.

Make your own website

You might have wondered how a website gets its pretty, flowy look. You might have even wondered if you can make one yourself. If you think it’s hard, think again – it’s a relatively simple process and it’s incredibly satisfying when you see that you’ve created something beautiful. If you have an interest in this area, this website is just for you. It’s intuitive, easy to use and understand, and can teach you very important skills and techniques. If you find that you like working with the computer, you can take your skills to the next level and start learning more about programming – you can find resources there as well.

Learn how to make bread

If you’ve ever been mesmerized by the smell of a freshly baked loaf of bread, you’re not alone. It’s a sensation that few other things can mimic, and why not have that experience from the comfort of your own home? Now, it’s easier than ever to master this sophisticated craft, and you can have fun in the kitchen while exploring a newfound hobby that all your friends will appreciate.This class will give you all the information you need to bake the loaf of your dreams!

Experiment with art

Art is something so many of us feel we can’t connect to. Long gone are the days that we sat down with some pencils or watercolor paint and started pouring out our imagination. But this doesn’t have to be the case! Art is something so many of us can benefit from, as it can be an outlet to our emotions and worries, as well as a medium to create beautiful things. Even if you’re not so confident in your artistic abilities, the internet offers more than enough places where we can learn how to improve them. One of these is this website. If you’re feeling bored on a rainy weekday evening, don’t hesitate to check them out and explore your artistic abilities!

Learn card tricks

Magic is something that captivates the minds of young and old alike. It can leave us truly bewildered as to just how that’s even possible. But what if I told you – you can acquire some basic card tricks from the comfort of your computer screen, and use them to be the life of the party next time you go out for a drink? Well, this is easier than ever. There are many resources online for you to study from. As a starting point, I recommend you check out this article, that can give you a few easy tricks to practice in your free time.


Being able to express yourself through dance is something every nation in the world regards as special. Almost all cultures have their traditional dance moves that they carry generation to generation. But if you feel like you just don’t know where to start, exploring your interest in dancing can be daunting. That’s why I recommend checking out this website, that offers you the possibility to learn many styles and try out new things. Don’t be too shy, and as they say – “Dance like nobody’s watching”!

These are just some ideas you can use when you’re bored at home. You can find so many more amazing and inspiring things you can fill your free time with that will leave you feeling motivated and happy. Never stop exploring, because life is full of wonders at every corner!

This article was written by Detelina, volunteer at Sunrise Project France since April 2020. She is a Bulgarian citizen and likes to learn, write, cook and meet new people.