Try these 7 things to feed your creative needs

When we’re all stuck inside indefinitely, it can be tempting to think of this time as a chance to finally finish that novel, add wallpaper to the living room, or make some extra money from your side hustle.

The reality is, we don’t actually have to be “productive” right now, and if anything, the best thing we can do is let ourselves figure out what we like to do when we’re a little bored. Maybe it’s playing Animal Crossing all day, or organizing Zoom happy hours, or taking a long (socially-distant) walk.

Or maybe it’s doing something creative that, again, isn’t about figuring out how to monetize what you make. If you need some inspiration, here are a few things to try:

1. Cooking or baking something ambitious

I fear I’ve become a walking self-isolation cliché – I’ve now made soda bread. No buttermilk in the house so had to improvise. But damn it tastes good when you’ve baked it yourself …

— Stephen Fry (@stephenfry) March 28, 2020

Preparing a fancy dinner or baking a decadent dessert might be the easiest to get into, in a way–you have to eat every day, so you might as well make everything yourself. But also, there’s no ego boost

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