POLL: Have you taken up a new hobby or project during the COVID-19 outbreak?

  • May. 7, 2020 8:30 a.m.

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many changes to our everyday lives. The way we work has changed, the way we eat has changed, even a simple walk in the park is a little less simple these days.

And with restrictions on so many of our previous activities, many of us are looking for other ways to fill our days. Puzzle and book sales have skyrocketed, more and more are tuning into services such as Netflix, and news sites such as Black Press Media have seen a dramatic increase in traffic. Some of us are even taking up new hobbies or re-engaging in activities we haven’t tried in years.

ALSO READ: COVID-19: Managing your mental health from isolation

The Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions recommends taking time for self-care activities such as cooking nutritious meals, stretching, meditating, exercising when you’re able to and getting lots of sleep. Read the book you’ve been meaning to start but never had the time to, get caught up on podcasts, start your spring cleaning and take time to relax or try a new hobby.

Have you taken up a new hobby or project? Take our poll and let us know.


Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Study looks at feasibility of Vancouver Island abattoir

South Island Prosperity Partnership funds study looking at local meat processing

Bike lane closed, traffic impacted by landscaping in Metchosin

Construction begins May 25, to be complete by mid-July

Royal B.C. Museum reopens in phases, some galleries remain closed to start summer

Victoria museum and archives open first galleries June 19

Saanich farm stands can stay open

Council amending bylaw to allow for temporary use permits

B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time in weeks

Good news comes despite 11 new test-positive cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

Tahsis opens its gates to visitors to save local economy

Seasonal local businesses that rely on tourism hope to survive despite drop in tourist numbers

BC Corrections to expand list of eligible offenders for early release during pandemic

Non-violent offenders are being considered for early release through risk assessment process

Fraser Valley driver featured on ‘Highway Thru Hell’ TV show dies

Monkhouse died Sunday night of a heartattack, Jamie Davis towing confirmed

Island city cancels plan for homeless camp; exploring alternative option

The plan heard strong objection from neighbouring residents and businesses

B.C. visitor centres get help with COVID-19 prevention measures

Destination B.C. gearing up for local, in-province tourism

36 soldiers test positive for COVID-19 after working in Ontario, Quebec care homes

Nearly 1,700 military members are working in long-term care homes overwhelmed by COVID-19

Most Read