LET'S PICK UP A NEW HOBBY Print
let's pick up a new hobby

If you're someone who never likes to stick to the same routine every day or every weekend, here's a set of hobby list that you could consider trying and breaking free from mundane routines!


Let's pick up a new hobby!

BY: ALVIRA ALAYNA

We might be getting bored or restless for staying at home for too long, and that’s only normal because we have been doing the same mundane routine every day. Waking up, showering, working from home, having our meals and that’s pretty much it before dozing off to sleep again.

So, it’s time to pick up a new hobby to add some sparkles to feel refreshed!

 

EMBROIDERY


(PHOTO CREDITS: SHOPEE)


Going way back into many years ago, Embroidery was one the most popular hobby amongst the ladies. Now the trend has come where everyone would do embroidery to relieve stress and express your creativity – or simply to just past time fruitfully.

According to studies, these are the benefits of embroidery:

  • Develops your creativity – creativity is a raw gem that needs continuous training and development; thus, embroidery was proven that people become more creative through the continuous exposure and focus on patterns, colours, and stitches.
  • Improves brain function – as it requires a lot of manoeuvring the thread and needle in precision; and creating/following a design/pattern which brings out positive benefits to those with mental problems, especially with dementia
  • Relieves stress – they are known to be therapeutic methods in relieving stress and anxiety. Many people in this generation are always up and running, on the edge of seats to work but forgot to sit and just relax, so embroidery will be the reminder for it!

You would be able to get embroidery Kits from Shopee.

CREATING ORIGIAMI


(PHOTO CREDITS: ISTVAN HERNEK ON UNSPLASH)

Did you know that studies have shown that creating origami which has helped to improves one’s fine motor skills and brain development? Creating origami is one of those hands-on activities which are not tiresome physically and has been acknowledged for it’s effectiveness for those who are in the early stages of dementia.

How does it improve our motor skills and brain development?

  • Hand-eye coordination - Physically our hands become active therefore impulses are sent to the brain activating both left and right hemispheres of the brain.
  • Mental concentration – Our tactile, motor and visual areas of the brain are activated and brought into use to ensure that we follow the steps and create the origami design correctly.
  • Gratification – When completing the origami, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment and satisfaction which results to relaxation.

If you’re looking for interesting origami ideas, check out this website.

If you don’t have origami paper, you can purchase them from Shopee.

 

YOGA


(PHOTO CREDITS: ANUPAM MAHAPATRA ON UNSPLASH

Time after time, Yoga has been one of the best methods for relaxation an also a hobby. If you’re still unsure why Yoga is good for you and why you should try it out as a new hobby, here’s why:

  • It increases your flexibility through the stretches that are incorporated in yoga
  • It also increases muscle strength and tone
  • It helps to improve respiration, energy and vitality
  • It helps to maintain a balanced metabolism
  • It may help with weight reduction, cardio and circulatory health
  • It helps to yourself protect from injury

If you’re interested in learning some basic Yoga moves, you can try following some from ActiveSG YouTube channel - Get Active TV.

 

LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE


(PHOTO CREDITS: ZHENGYU QI ON UNSPLASH

In this day and age, everything is accessible with just one tap away. Our smartphones have so many brilliant apps that we can download and learn from – so why not pick up a new language!

 

These are some great apps to help you get started:

 

We hope you’ll find something in our list that would spark your creativity and interest to pick it up as a new hobby for yourself!