Fun Hobbies For The New Year

A key focus of my blog is Health/Wellness. Hobbies can had to our overall health and wellness as they enrich our lives in several different ways. The following contributed post is entitled, Fun Hobbies For The New Year.

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With the new year fast approaching, you may have already begun to consider what changes you’d like to make in 2023. However, there’s one step you can take that will bring around multiple benefits simultaneously. That is, by finding and engaging with a new hobby!

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What are the benefits of picking up a hobby?

There are many benefits associated with picking up a new hobby. For example, it means:

You can expand your social circle while meeting other like-minded individuals. This can be particularly beneficial when you consider the fact that many people find it hard to make friends as they get older.
You are stepping outside of your comfort zone and trying something new. This can be a great way to introduce positive change, while also bettering your mental health.
You can Develop a range of skills that aid your personal and professional development. This could open many doors, especially if you’re looking to change careers in the new year.
You can find a way to de-stress and relax after a busy week. This is an essential step when dealing with the chaos of everyday life.

What hobbies should I try out in the new year?

Unfortunately, there’s no singular answer to this question. However, this means that there are simply HUNDREDS of hobbies for you to try out or consider – which means you’re sure to find something you love or are passionate about. For example, you may want to try out:

Card Collecting.

Collecting cards, such as sports cards, is a great example of a hobby for sports enthusiasts who prefer to spend more time watching a game than participating. They’re a great way to tap into the sporting world from the comfort of your own home, while also developing great industry insight. It also gives you the chance to make new friends as you connect with other collectors. Find out more by checking out Kevin Burge Sports Cards.


Any hobbies that encourage you to make the most of your creativity are another excellent use of your time. As a result, you may find that you fall in love with painting, while also being able to use your art to decorate your home! There are many benefits associated with this hobby. For example, in addition to being therapeutic, it can also help improve your memory. In fact, a recent study found that “people in middle or older age who painted or participated in other artistic activities were 73% less likely to develop memory and thinking problems. “


Yoga is another hobby that proves to be a great investment of your time and energy, because it’s good for your mind, body and soul. For example, those who regularly participate in Yoga report lower levels of stress and anxiety. It can also aid weight loss or boost your body confidence. As such, it’s hardly surprising that yoga classes (or online tutorials) are so popular – they are a great way to begin living a healthier, happier life. This means that now is the perfect time to stretch and sign up for a class or tutorial.

Author: anwaryusef

Anwar Y. Dunbar is a Regulatory Scientist. Being a naturally curious person, he is also a student of all things. He earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Michigan and his Bachelor’s Degree in General Biology from Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU). Prior to starting the Big Words Blog Site, Anwar published and contributed to numerous research articles in competitive scientific journals reporting on his research from graduate school and postdoctoral years. After falling in love with writing, he contributed to the now defunct, and the Edvocate where he regularly wrote about: Education-related stories/topics, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Financial Literacy; as well as conducted interviews with notable individuals such as actor and author Hill Harper. Having many influences, one of his most notable heroes is author, intellectual and speaker, Malcolm Gladwell, author of books including Outliers and David and Goliath. Anwar has his hands in many, many activities. In addition to writing, Anwar actively mentors youth, works to spread awareness of STEM careers, serves on the Board of Directors of the Friends of the David M. Brown Arlington Planetarium, serves as Treasurer for the JCSU Washington, DC Alumni Chapter, and is active in the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace Ministry at the Alfred Street Baptist Church. He also tutors in the subjects of biology, chemistry and physics. Along with his multi-talented older brother Amahl Dunbar (designer of the Big Words logos, inventor and a plethora of other things), Anwar is a “Fanboy” and really enjoys Science-Fiction and Superhero movies including but not restricted to Captain America Civil War, Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Prometheus. He is a proud native of Buffalo, NY.