Your lawn is swimming in the sunshine, and your living room’s plants are slowly getting back to life. It is time to shake off the languor of winter and get rid of the extra kilos that Christmas and Easter inevitably bring on! If the first sunny days of the year make you feel energized and ready to take on a new challenge, put your creative juices to work by picking a new hobby. Here is some inspiration!
Meditation or Yoga
If spring is the awakening of the body, meditation is the awakening of the mind. Several studies have proven its ability to lower stress levels, enhance productivity, and even give you the much-needed energy boost you had been waiting for all winter. The beauty of meditation is that there is no must-follow formula for every person. Pick the technique you feel the most comfortable with and start your day with 20-30 mins of mindfulness. Alternatively, work on your summer body with regular yoga practice!
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Grow a vegetable garden or plants
Have you been dreaming about spending sunny days reconnecting with nature? Growing your vegetable garden has unique benefits that extend to your dinner table! Whether you are all in for a vegan-week challenge or you like to care for your plants, spring is the best time for gardening. If you are looking for an affordable hobby that gives you the chance to think and relax, try growing your herbs.
Knitting and crocheting
Do you always feel guilty about not using your porch or balcony enough? Switch the tv off and move your most comfortable chair outside. Knitting or crocheting are affordable options for a new hobby, you can get started straight away, and you can see results in no time. This pastime is also the best way to craft the scarf of your dream to go with your just-bought warm-weather fashion tops.
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New (Exciting) recipes
Caring for your little ones means that you might be spending more time in the kitchen than you ever wanted to. If you are bored of making mash potatoes and beans on toast on repeat, now is the best time to try out new inspired recipes. Whether you are after the perfect sourdough or figuring out how to turn a mass of icing into the birthday cake of your kids’ dreams, cooking can take a whole new turn.
Always felt like a misunderstood artist or never had a chance to dedicate yourself to the arts? This hobby might require a little investment at first to gather all the materials you might need, but it is rewarding! Some of the proven benefits of painting include strengthening your memory, building your creative thinking, and improving your problem-solving skills. Best of all, drawing, painting, or colouring are excellent remedies against stress and anxiety.
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No matter what hobby you have decided to dedicate yourself to this spring, aim at picking one that allows you to be outdoors and at your healthiest. It can be hard to find your best physical and mental shape after months of indoor-living, so use your new passion to exercise your mind, body, and creativity. What will your favourite hobby be this spring?