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When I was a student, whether in school or University, I found it hard to relax after studying all the day- and I really lacked creativity when it came to my hobbies and relaxation time.
Watching Netflix and socialising are great ways to relax, but as things start to get busier at this time of year- getting creative can add some variety to your breaks and lockdown days.
I think finding creative lockdown activities can be fantastic for inspiring your mind, and they force you to focus on something other than your studies when you need a well-deserved break.
Below, find 10 creative lockdown activities for students who want to find a creative way to spend lockdown
Baking is something that needs a lot of concentration- so it’s perfect if you’re looking to take a study break and enjoy a treat at the end! I love watching Bake Off to get inspiration for new creative ideas!
Write in a journal or discuss some ideas in a short story. Focusing your energy into a writing project can be a great way to switch off and inspire a bit of creativity. Writing down your thoughts can also be very helpful for your mental health, or if you need to work through some emotions and overthinking.
Create Your Own Cards
With non-essential shops still not open, get creative and make gorgeous cards for your friends and family. Mother’s Day is coming up, or you could create cute Easter gifts to celebrate this year.
Decorate Your Notebooks
When I was younger, I used to love decorating my school books- and this doesn’t have to change if you’re a bit older. Decorate your folders or notebooks and personalise your revision materials.
Start a Blog
I love blogging to inspire a bit of creativity- and there are so many ways you can use blogging as a creative pursuit. One of the biggest challenges of starting a creativity blog or site is choosing the right graphics and fonts. You can find brilliant font freebies online, with designs and images that can help you with your digital creativity.
Snap Some Photos
Get out and take some photos! At the moment, walking is about all we can do to enjoy ourselves- so make the most of this time to take some gorgeous, creative photos in your local area.
Start an Art Project
Drawing or painting is such a good way to switch off and turn your focus to something else. I love the concentration and relaxation that comes with completing an art project. Even if you’re not the most creative person, doing a bit of art every now and then can be very relaxing- and a lot of fun!
Make a Creative Schedule
Instead of just writing a to-do list or timetable, why not make your schedule a little more creative? I know a lot of people are creating bullet-journals at the moment, or you could draw yourself a creative timetable full of colour-coding and aesthetic designs!
Create Your Own Bunting
My sister always makes creative bunting for different occasions- and it can be a fun way to decorate your bedroom or any communal rooms. With not much going on at the moment, it’s also nice to make the most of any little celebrations, such as Mother’s Day, Easter, or lockdown birthdays.
Make a Photo Collage
I love decorating my space with pictures and mementos- and I think every student has had a photo collage on their wall at some point in memory of home, friends, or good times. As a creative project, make these photos into a fun collage or pinboard- and add lots of creative bits and pieces to your walls.
Getting creative is so fun- and it can be a great way to switch off and just focus on a specific project without stressing about what is going on in the world. I can’t wait to use my lockdown days a bit more creatively in the next few weeks.
Do you have any creative lockdown activities? Do you enjoy getting creative? What’s your favourite way to relax?
Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below 🙂
Happy reading x