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Hone your creativity this summer with relaxing hobbies from LinkedIn Learning

Stimulating your brain shouldn’t feel like a task. Hobbies are just what you need this summer to turn off your phone, recharge from work meetings, and tap into what makes you happy when the hot, sunny days of summer call for it the most.

LinkedIn Learning provides more than educational videos on how to develop yourself both academically and professionally. It also provides a way to encourage a healthy work-life balance by taking up new hobbies or learning new skills to take current hobbies to a new level.

Creative Gardening
Gardening is about more than adding greenery to dark corners in your home or adding color to your outdoor space. It is about combining your creativity with the most natural thing at our disposal: the earth. Part of LinkedIn Learning’s weekly “Creativity for All” series, this course will teach you how to grow both your plants and your individuality.

Painting for Fun
Who said you need to be an artist to experience the joys of painting? Whether you are a beginner looking to hone your skills, a creative pro practicing the basics, or just a curious mind seeking new hobbies this summer, this course has you covered. With these videos, you’ll be acquainted with all you need to know about palettes, the color wheel, and painting tools that will make your high school art teacher proud.

Culinary Creativity
Nothing is more satisfying than cultivating something with your own hands. Getting creative with food is not only a relaxing hobby, but it is also a fun way to provide for you and your loved ones. This lesson will help you discover how to spice things up both in the kitchen and in your brain.

Get into Nature
Decompress by spending time with nature, whatever that might mean for you. Maybe hiking on a nature trail is just what you need to recharge after work. Maybe it means lounging the afternoon away on the porch, simply enjoying the sunshine and the sound of birds in the trees. This short video aims to balance your overall wellness to maximize sustainability in your work week.

Learning Calligraphy
Mimic the writers of the Renaissance by learning calligraphy, one of the oldest methods people have used to communicate on paper. Not only will this course enrich your artistic capabilities, but it will provide you with a unique creative outlet that veers from traditional activities like painting or drawing.

Try not to sweat the small stuff when starting a new hobby. This summer, your activities should be about recharging while enhancing your skills in a meaningful way, whatever that might mean to you.

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