Guest Blogger Julie Morris on Learning New Hobbies at any stage of your life

Earlier this year, something terrible happened to me that I nearly lost my life.  I haven’t been writing because there have been adjustments that I’ve had to make due to the trauma and had to recover to get my health back.  I am still in this process of recovery and although I can now see the light at the end of the tunnel, there is no inspiration to write short articles for now.

This is why I am absolutely very much delighted to have a special Guest Blogger Julie Morris who is a life and career coach to write something on my blog to keep this blog of mine going for now (Incidentally we are both each writing our very first book!)

This article is written with much experience of her own, taking up the guitar at this stage of her life.  She hopes definitely to inspire more to thrive on a new found hobby! So do enjoy her sharing.  Thanks for reading as always 🙂

How To Learn Fun, New Skills At Any Age by Guest Blogger Julie Morris

 

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One of the benefits of living in the digital age is having easy access to online programs that can teach you a fun new skill, no matter where are you in life. You may even be able to learn a skill that gives you a professional boost or allows you to indulge in a creative hobby.

The Benefits Of A New Hobby

Most people don’t realize that a hobby can be good for you. Here are some of the ways that different groups of people benefit from learning a new hobby:

  • If You Suffer From Stress
    Don’t take my word for it? Science proves it’s true! Current research shows that these seven hobbies from Simple Most can alleviate stress.
  • Seniors In Addiction Recovery
    Hobbies can provide therapeutic relief for those dealing with alcohol and/or drug addiction, particularly when used as a creative outlet. Additionally, they can help eliminate boredom, which can often lead to relapse. Learn more about how hobbies can benefit seniors at Fitness Essentials.
  • Those Who Feel They Lack Purpose
    Hobbies can provide a creative outlet and build your skill set, allowing you to set out on a new career or enterprise. Read more ways they can give you purpose at News Cult.
  • People Who Want To Be Healthier
    Research shows that hobbies may lower your risk of depression and dementia. Many people also claim they help with reducing both blood pressure and stress.
  • People Who Need Socialization
    Today, many people struggle to get offline and interact with others. You can learn a hobby online and then use that skill to improve your social skills. Here are five hobbies that can help you socialize from com.

Skills You Can Learn Online

Now that we see these benefits, here are some skills that you can learn online.

  • Dancing
    One of the best benefits of dancing is that you can do it in the privacy of your own home (provided you have the space) or in a classroom setting, which can help you socialize. It’s also a great way to get in shape and learn about your own body’s abilities and limits in a healthy way.
  • Learning A Musical Instrument
    There are so many mental and emotional health benefits to learning a musical instrument that it’s hard to list them all. Some include improved memory, better reading skills, boosting creativity and staying Discover how learning an instrument after age 50 can benefit you at Sixty And Me.
  • Learning To Cook
    This is a skill everyone can use or improve. Whether you are setting out to learn the basics, want to learn a style of cooking such as gourmet, or are seeking to create old favorites in healthier ways, there are lots of videos that can help guide you. Simply prop up your phone in your kitchen, and you’re ready to go. The next thing you know, you’ll be hosting parties to share with your friends. Check out these seven recommended cooking sites for beginners from Make Use Of.
  • Photography
    All you need is a smartphone and you can learn photography! Of course, if you have a traditional camera or are in the market for a DSLR, there are many more courses you can take. Photography is not just fun, it’s also a marketable skill. Once you have some skills in place, you can make money by selling photos to stock houses or work with brands to share photos. Learn the basics of photography at ExpertPhotography.com.

Hobbies can help improve our physical and mental health, help us to socialize, and even teach us useful and marketable skills. There’s no downside. What hobbies will you choose today?

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