Without a shred of doubt, 2020 is a year of change. Whether voluntary or forced, the beautiful thing about human nature is our capacity to adapt. In the same spirit, Canadians have come up with a myriad of ways to live their lives to the fullest and perhaps even discover new hobbies that intrigue and inspire them, the kind they hadn’t come across in 2019.
So what are they and what makes them unique? Keep on reading and you might just discover a new pastime activity you’re itching to try out yourself!
In Canada, the weather may stop you from working out more, but more likely than not, it’s nothing but an excuse that’s holding you back from taking care of your health the way you should be. So the local gym is closed you say? Get some home-based gym equipment and if you don’t feel like spending money, you can get by using furniture and household items just fine.
Who needs fancy fitness gizmos when all you need for exercising probably lies in your home already?
As it turns out, working out releases a dopamine boost in your body. Those who engage in regular exercising activities know this very well. In fact, it’s even possible to get addicted to it in high-enough doses. But for those who are still on the fence about starting, this fact can help you gather the motivation necessary to make it a habit. To dial up the excitement some more, why not make it social by engaging in online workouts many Canadians are participating in? At this point, you have multiple options. You could either engage in guided online workout sessions with a professional coach or keep it freestyle by connecting with your like-minded friends. The sky’s the limit!
The traditionalists will argue there is nothing like going to the library and picking up a new book to read. And that’s all fine and well. But even the most die-hard old-school bookworms will agree that reading eBooks has its share of benefits that no brick and mortar library can compete with. And the central keyword is convenience.
Whereas a traditional book is still a hunk of paper you need to be carrying around with you, chances are your smartphone is either in your back-pocket or somewhere next to you right this very moment. It’s the same device you could be using as your go-to device for reading. Besides, most modern libraries offer a wide range of eBooks you can access and download as long as you have a valid membership with them.
It’s no secret musicians have it rough in 2020 and so do the concert-goers. But even so, music lovers can enjoy a plethora of online concert streams that you can tune in from anywhere in the world and watch on any device of your choosing. Taking a jog in the park? No problem, take your iPod with you (even a smartphone with headphones will do). And if you’re at home, be sure to put that giant TV screen to a good use!
Speaking of which, why pigeon-hole yourself into concerts when there’s so much other types of streams to watch in Canada? From stand-up comedy and all the way to modern meme-spurring gaming streamers, the sheer volume of consumable online entertainment surpasses the time any of us have available by far and wide.
As it was true back in ancient Rome, the mantra of “bread and games” still holds true to this very day. And traditionally, gambling has always been synonymous with instant entertainment. Thanks to the recent advancements in technology, most online casino establishments have updated their catalog of offerings to work spotlessly on any mobile device. In most cases, this doesn’t even require installing an app.
Sites like Slots.io Canada have also gone beyond that by introducing the much-needed social element to these games and offering live casino games of all varieties. Slots included! The great thing about these is that you can have a live chat with a flesh-and-blood croupier at any time, which functions as an on-demand fountain of socialization that’s always at your fingertips.
Live online classes
2020 is a great time to expand your knowledge or learn a new skill and live classes are the perfect opportunity to do so. In case you’re more of a kinesthetic learner, you’re geared towards ingesting information in this manner by nature. Art classes are a good example. When you’re watching the instructor’s hand movements, you’ll be able to zoom in on fine details and be able to replicate the movements with your own hand.
Of course, pre-recorded online courses are a great alternative you can consume at your own pace in Canada or any other location. But compared to live streams, seminars, and classes, they do lack the social elements that make these so much more interesting. But then again, it all comes down to personal preference.
In 2020, Canadians are putting their time to a good use. At the end of the day, it’s about balance, and finding the perfect blend of education, exercise, socialization, and good old fun. So how are you planning to spend the rest of the year?