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The new year is finally here (and I think we can all say a big good riddance to 2020!) bringing with it a renewed sense of purpose and motivation. A clean slate and the notion that anything is possible means many of us are turning to new hobbies and things to do. We all want to better ourselves after all, and what greater time to do so? A new hobby is always a brilliant thing to take up as it is something you can do when you are bored, when you are feeling stressed, or just to develop your skills. I got an Amazon Kindle for Christmas, so one of my new hobbies has been reading more so far. I’d also like to keep a gratitude journal, as Boy #1 got me one for Christmas. (He’s always so thoughtful.)
If you are looking for something new to do, here are four hobbies to take up in 2021…
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A sport you have never tried
If you’ve been taking part in the same sport for a few years now, then it could become boring and time for a change. In the new year, why not try something you have never tried before. If you’ve always been a racket player then maybe switch it up and give football or rugby a go and vice versa. You don’t need to dedicate yourself to the sport –if you don’t enjoy it, you can always try a different one until you find one you enjoy. Of course, you could always treat yourself to some new fitness clothing from Curves N Combatboots before starting. Or just opt for the fitness clothes. That could be a hobby too!
If you haven’t got space for a garden, then this might not be for you, but if you do, then give it a go. Learning to look after your garden can be very rewarding and beneficial. Not only can you grow your own food which you can cook with, but gardening is very physical, keeping you active and helping you de-stress.
Improving your cooking
Cooking is very much part of your everyday life. If you find yourself cooking the same food day in and day out and are getting bored of it, then why not use 2021 to improve and change cooking to a hobby? There are many ways to improve your cooking ability that even the most experienced chef could benefit from. Once you’ve started practicing a few courses, you could always ask your friends to come over and show your new skills off to them. This, of course, is a hobby that is much more geared toward my husband than me. Cooking is not something I enjoy, but I do enjoy eating my husband’s cooking, and he enjoys trying out new recipes and skills, so it’s a win-win!
Getting into art
For a hobby to get into in 2021, why not take up something artistic? This hobby involves a broad spectrum of things, from painting and calligraphy, to pastels and pencil drawings. You can do modern or fine art, in color or black and white. No matter what you choose, it is a great thing to take up that is good for your mental wellbeing as well as adding something decorative to the walls of your home! I would personally love to try the cool calligraphy-type writing that you see everywhere. It’s so much prettier than my handwriting and is something I think I could actually handle, as I’m not the most visually artistic person.
These are just a few ideas of hobbies that you can take up in 2021. As well as the greater sense of purpose that these will bring, they will also give you plenty of benefits. You can enjoy enhanced skills, something new to focus on and even greater mental health. What is your favorite hobby? Or something you want to take up this year? Let us know in the comments below.