Cabin fever is perhaps our biggest enemy in the winter. However, having a fun and exciting hobby means that the dreaded long winter months don’t need to be doom and gloom. Hobbies are the perfect pass time as they alleviate stress, promote social interaction, allow for personal growth and provide you with personal enrichment. Here are some of the top benefits of taking up a new hobby during the colder season.
Here at danceSing we know how important both physical and mental health is. Exercising your body and mind has mood-elevating effects. Connecting your mind to your body through something you are genuinely passionate about will promote mindfulness, reduce stress and bring about calm. Hobbies also motivate you to get out of bed as you’ll have a new-found motivation for the things you want to do.
A great way to meet new people is by having a mutual interest in an activity. Interacting with like-minded people is one of the best ways to keep an active social life. Our classes have an extremely friendly environment where everyone is encouraged to join in, and absolutely no experience is required. The enjoyable aspect of singing and dancing can create bonds and reduce social isolation; both of which will increase self-confidence.
You should consider taking up a new hobby this winter if you feel stuck in a rut and want to break free from routine! Daily routines can get dull, predictable and sometimes even boring. Participating in an activity that gives you creative freedom will add a thrill of excitement that can increase your personal satisfaction.
Regardless of what hobby you want to develop, the process of learning something new and building up your skills will naturally teach you to be patient. For example, our Strength and Stretch Pilates based exercise class will improve your balance, flexibility and posture. While no experience is necessary at danceSing, if you come alone to this class you might want to set personal productivity goals that you can work towards.
Did you know that engaging in a hobby can raise your IQ as it helps to keep your brain sharp? By learning new things, developing skills and being more creative, you can be up to 40% less likely to develop memory problems.
Let’s face it, we live in the digital age and most people prefer passive activites such as binge-watching TV shows or scrolling for hours on social media. Participating in active leisure means that you can get lost in an activity of your choice. By allowing yourself to become fully immersed in a hobby – even if it’s only for a couple of hours a week – will reduce stress and it can leave you feeling inspired and revitalised.
Hobbies have amazing health benefits and can improve the longevity and quality of your life. At danceSing, we offer singing, dancing and pilates-style classes, so we can be certain there will be something to spark your interest.
If you feel like taking up a new hobby this winter, why not try out danceSing with a ½ price taster week, where you can come along to all of our classes for no extra cost. We are returning for a new term on the week commencing 22nd October so it’s the perfect opportunity for you to get down and get groovy with us! We can’t wait to welcome you.