When you think of TikTok you probably think of choreographed dances and lip synching.
The app is the newest social media platform deemed a place for teenagers, but many adults have also found it can have great benefits.
From Gordon Ramsey and The Rock, to Courtney Cox, celebrity parents are leading the way in learning dances and skits during lockdown, embracing the embarrassing label and showing that it’s actually quite fun being silly – whatever your age.
But the app has plenty for adults to get involved in, and we’re willing to bet that you probably haven’t associated it with the following – until now.
If you’re a homeowner or even renting, chances are you have plenty of home improvement projects on your to-do list this summer. But before you tackle your next DIY project, consider going on TikTok. You can find ways to learn new skills, and also save a few bob by making your own home décor.
You can find thrifty décor hacks, DIY projects and extensive plant collection ideas on the step-by-step video app.
Decorating can boost your mood, which is important, given how much time everyone is spending at home during the pandemic.
Real foodies know that the best spot to find trendy recipes is on TikTok. The social media platform is home to countless hashtags that house some of the most mouth-watering recipes of all, #FoodTikTok, #foodrecipe, #ChefsofTikTok, and #RecipesofTikTok contain ideas that are delicious and very easy to follow.
After baked feta pasta and Gigi Hadid’s spicy vodka pasta started trending on the app, it was apparent that it was filled with countless other recipes that deserved the same amount of attention.
TikTok is the place to go when you want to shake things up in the kitchen.
You can scroll through your TikTok feed for fashion inspiration whilst staying true to your personal style. Some of the trends may initially look familiar, but the styling has evolved over the past few months.
The resurgence of Y2K style is big at the moment, and TikTokers continue to find new ways to wear the trend. So if you were embarrassingly obsessed with the boy bands and accompanying bubble-gum style that defined the early 2000s, it’s refreshing to see TikTokers explore the more subversive side of Y2K fashion.
TikTokers also share ways of saving money when clothes shopping, where to buy clothes, styling tips, how to upcycle what you already have in your wardrobe, the possibilities are endless.
Everyone from nurses, doctors and personal trainers have been sharing their top tips, recipes and workout plans as we all hunker down at home, finding new ways to pass the time and adding healthy value to our daily routines.
These videos can make you feel inspired or motivated to exercise or meditate, and overall improve mental health.
Benefits include helping to manage stress and anxiety as levels of endorphins are released during exercise, increased mood state, better sleep quality and overall increase in energy.
Not to mention, the amount of dog videos on the app are bound to brighten up your day.
Keep the kids occupied
TikTok celebrates creativity, diversity and inclusivity. It can provide a place where young people can join together to support each other in their needs, and if you need a five minute break from the kids, you could get them to express themselves and make a video.
Coming up or copying dances and skits could make them more creative. By recording funny movie quotes, they could get better at memorising stuff and editing the videos might help them practice computer skills.
This technology can be used creatively, purposefully and with meaning, and it’s important to supervise young kids if they’re using the app and turn on their privacy settings.
So get them to check out top TikTok dancers like Charli D’Amelio and get them moving, and if you’re up for it, join in on the fun.
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