Are you looking to start a new hobby or learn a new craft this year?
The mental and physical benefits of hobbies and pastimes are endless. Picking up a new craft will do wonders for your wellbeing and provide a distraction from busy day to day life. Choosing a creative hobby can help reduce the symptoms of anxiety and stress and can actually provide you with the opportunity to wind down and relax. Learning any new skill also allows cognitive growth and can improve concentration, so why not start now?
If you are leaning more towards the creative side when looking for a new hobby, the list is ever lasting. From knitting, to pottery or glass blowing to upholstery and crocheting or photography, any of these hobbies will improve your well being. I have recently taken up pottery, which has been a substitute for what upholstery once was to me- before becoming my career, I have also attended art and a fuse glass workshop in the last few months. Trying and testing is the only way to find out what you like best!