If your New Year’s Resolution is to learn a new skill or try a new hobby, look no further. There are many new things you can add to your free time, depending on your interests and capabilities. Whether they use your mind, your body, or your talent, doing something new is beneficial at any age and can motivate you to be a continuous learner for life. Some hobbies, like reading, playing video games, and participating in sports are typical, but here are some more creative ones that look interesting enough to try.
Sculpture comes in a variety of forms, including soap, stone, clay, and ice. The creations made from each medium is limited only by your imagination and making something from a slab of clay or a bar of soap is rewarding. For soap sculpture, a bar of soap can be shaved and carved with a butter knife. You can either follow precise instructions or come up with your own design of a shape, animal, or plaque. Clay is versatile as it can be shaped with a wheel or by hand, and when fired in a kiln, is then ready for functional purposes.
9. Scuba Diving
There is an entire world underwater, and after a few lessons, almost anyone can enjoy swimming with the sea life that inhabits the algae and barnacles. There are a variety of courses from which to choose, but a good way to start is to see if your local instructor offers “try dives” first. Equipment can be pricey, so you will want to see if it is the right hobby for you. You will first learn dive theory and then practice hand-on skills. When you are qualified, you can do your own shore dives or go further out by boat. From there you can advance your training and become an instructor.