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13 Fall & Winter Pandemic Hobby Ideas

Fall means knitting cozy things, painting watercolors, and other inside activities.

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A lot of people have discovered new indoor hobbies during the COVID-19 pandemic, from knitting to yoga to full-fledged DIY. As the weather gets colder again, 13 people tell Bustle about the practices they're excited to pick back up.

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"Engaging in any hobby that you enjoy and that focuses your attention can help mitigate the negative effects of stress," Dr. Julia Blank M.D., a physician at Providence Saint John’s Health Center, tells Bustle. "Hobbies focus a person's attention away from the stressor and can be soothing."