Two thirds of locked-down Brits want to have ‘achieved’ something by the time they’re allowed back out into the world.

A study of 2,000 adults found 16 per cent will learn how to grow vegetables, a quarter will master another language – and a tenth will become press-up champions.

More than 60 per cent are planning – or have already started – a regime of self-improvement while forced to stay at home.

Other skills people want to tackle include sorting out their finances, learning an instrument and becoming a star baker.

And for 32 per cent of those who are normally ‘can’t cook, won’t cook’, they plan to use the time to tune up their skills in the kitchen.

One in 10 want to make sure they’re employable when the period of quarantine is over, by learning coding programmes such as Scratch or Python – and seven per cent even want to work out how to run their own small business.

A spokesman for Lottoland, which commissioned the research, said: “There are lots of positives to an enforced time spent indoors.

“During this unusual time, it would be so easy to give in to the bad mood, worry all day, and focus on all the things you can’t do.

“Instead, as this research clearly indicates, many adults are choosing to use the time wisely, and in a really encouraging way.”

Housebound Brits will also be getting into yoga, sorting out their garden, studying British history or researching their family tree.

Eight in 10 adults say even though they’re missing out on the things they normally do, they’re still trying to make the best of it.

As such, four in 10 are convinced they will come out of the current crisis ‘a better person’, according to the OnePoll research.

It’s not just grown-ups who are improving themselves, as six in 10 of parents polled are trying to get children to learn new skills.

They’ll be put to use in the kitchen, learning how to clean the house and even helping with the growing of vegetables.

The majority of Brits (35 per cent) are cooped up in a household of two, with 15 per cent in a home with four people, and six per cent with five or more.

But 46 per cent of respondents believe the coronavirus crisis has even brought their family closer together than they were before lockdown.

And just under two thirds think the nation as a whole shines during a time of crisis, and Britain comes together to get through whatever it’s facing.

Lottoland’s spokesman added: “As a nation, we could see ourselves better-rounded than ever before.

“While Brits are determined to make the most of their time behind closed doors it seems they’re still on the move.

“Whether you’re embarking on a baking fail or attacking limescale, you can still bet on your favourite lotteries via the Lottoland app or on online.”

Lottoland allows players to bet on lotteries from around the world, from the comfort of their own homes, via


1. Learn to cook / bake
2. Work out at home every day
3. Learn a language
4. Go on a diet
5. Yoga
6. Learn to grow vegetables
7. Learn to garden
8. Family tree research
9. Master an instrument
10. Take an online university course
11. Learn to draw properly
12. Read up on English history
13. Learn to play new board games
14. Learn to Facetime/video chat
15. Learn how to cut your own hair
16. Learn how to use mindfulness apps
17. Take on expert level jigsaw puzzles
18. Learn how to use social media apps such as Snapchat or House Party
19. Learn how to do press ups
20. Learn a coding / programming package like Scratch or Python
21. Work out how to manage finances online
22. Master painting/watercolours
23. Learn to write a novel
24. Learn how to upload YouTube videos
25. Learn to colour in properly
26. Learn how to run a small business
27. Learn how to knit
28. Learn to crochet
29. Learn how to sew
30. Learn how to make podcasts
31. Learn how to play kid’s computer games
32. Learn an online design / CAD package
33. Learn higher maths
34. Learn to type
35. Learn to make cocktails / certain drinks
36. Learn how to use a drill
37. Learn to sing
38. Plumbing
39. Learn how to do keepie uppies
40. Learn how to change a car tyre


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