From dwelling or on the go: enjoyable for the luxurious lover in 2021

2020 was a year in which we all had to change our lives – from learning to work from home, socializing via Zoom and having more free time than ever before.

While many have chosen to spend the endless hours watching Netflix box sets and movie marathons, others used that precious extra time to learn a new skill or pursue the hobby they’d always wanted to try – to do more achieve fulfilling and often more productive experience all around.

On the way through the first few weeks of 2021, the landscape doesn’t seem to have changed much – depending on where you are, of course. We’re suffering from long-standing lockdowns again – and with face-to-face contacts and family gatherings still not on the agenda, you may be looking for a new and equally productive way to spend all that time for free.

For many of us, however, it’s not just about spending our lockdown effectively, and the ongoing restrictions have made us rethink our long-term lives. So if you have the time to indulge in your passions to realize how little you really lived before the pandemic started, you may already be dreaming about how to make the most of it when it comes to getting things back to normal.

From things to learn in the comfort of your own home, to the dream hobbies and skills you have always dreamed of mastering elsewhere, find inspiration in our list of top activities to waste your time doing can spend in 2021.

Flower arrangement

If you have long admired the beautiful bouquets and pretty bouquets of flowers sent to you by these special people in your life, but which you have been able to arrange so effectively at home, learning about floristry can brighten up your day. As spring approaches and the flowers start to bloom in our gardens, there is no better time of year to get some practice – and with a multitude of online courses around the world, there is something for everyone, no matter where you are money issue your lock.

Do you fancy something more to touch? Australian residents can attend the Pearsons School of Floristry to take a number of different courses designed for all skill levels and aspirations. This award-winning ASQA accredited training organization is known in the industry for providing high quality, innovative and inspiring courses that will get you in shape in no time.

What if you don’t live in Aus? It’s the perfect excuse to travel when the trip is back to normal.

Improve your culinary skills

In the current climate, many of us have more time to experiment in the kitchen – and have developed a newfound passion for cooking in the process. However, if your culinary skills are not quite up to date, or you want to take your current know-how to a whole new level, a cooking class might be just the thing.

The London-based Leiths School of Food and Wine offers a wide range of courses that budding chefs can take both online and in the cooking school itself – depending on when you want to start, of course. Current online courses even include a special offer for teenagers. So if you need something to keep your offspring at home during their extended stint, you’re in luck.

Later in the year there will be a number of advanced courses and evening classes where you can learn in person so that you can develop your new passion over the longer term.

Sailing a boat / yacht

Are you thinking of making 2021 the year you splash around on this dream yacht? Then it’s time to brush up on your sailing skills courtesy of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).

The ‘Start Yachting’ course provides a brief introduction to sailing for beginners. At the end you will have some practical experience with steering, sailing handling and rope work and will learn something about safety on board a yacht.

Next, it’s time for the real fun to begin – holders of this certificate can complete the Competence Crew course in just three days in less time – and you can be on your way to your new luxury ship in time for the summer.

Fly a plane

If you’ve been inspired to do something big this year in the past twelve months, it doesn’t get much better than learning to fly. The ability to soar above the clouds in your own private plane is indeed something very special and a huge check mark for aviation enthusiasts and luxury lifestyle lovers.

Flight training takes a lot of discipline and determination, but those who are committed can achieve their frozen ATPL pilot license in around 14 to 18 months. However, in order to fly alone, you must complete 1,500 flight hours as a co-pilot before your license is no longer frozen. So if you’ve been postponing this for far too long, this is the year to start your dream.

From home or on the go, make the most of your 2021 and pick up some new hobbies, learn some skills and squeeze every last drop out of life. There is much to look forward to with returning to freedom along the way – and now is the perfect time to start planning.

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