Yoga is amazing! I think we can all agree on that one. And we know if you yogis could, you’d spend 25 hours a day, 8 days a week practicing! But like anything, too much of one thing is good for nothing. There’s more to life, a lot more! Doing the same thing day in day out is tiring, boring, and easily done! We’re comfortable with this though, this is our safe place, a place where we feel in control. And this safe, controlled place is called our comfort zone. Sometimes it’s good to switch things up a little, try something new, meet new people, have new experiences.
So, besides yoga what else can we spend our time doing? We’ve thrown together 5 hobbies you can take up locally!
Fitness First! Maybe this one’s up for debate as to whether it’s classed as a hobby or not. But we have some avid walkers here at The Studio, so we’re going for yes, it is most definitely a hobby! And we’re not just talking about a trip to the shops, we’re talking about the long, beautiful, scenic walks that sometimes last for hours!
Not only is walking good for the physical body, it works wonders for the mind too! There’s nothing like a long walk over the tops or through the woodland feeling that fresh air on your face and the breeze through your hair, if you’ve got hair that is… Rain or shine, pop some boots on it’s walking time!
Walking in a group is a great way to get this healthy hobby started and it’ll help you stay motivated too! Check out the local walking groups and the walks they’re planning to go on! Maybe you can join the next one!
Reading makes for a great hobby because not only does it enrich your mind with knowledge, it reduces stress, helps you relax, and you can literally do it anywhere! The Studio team have GAME when it comes to reading. Check out 5 books we’re currently engrossed in! Give them a go and tell us what you think! And if you have any favourites please tell!
1. The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
2. You are a Badass – Jen Sincero
3. The Untethered Soul – Michael A. Singer
4. Me – Elton John 5. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
5. The Secret – Rhonda Byrne
If a thrill is what you’re after, has climbing ever entered your mind? Believe it or not there’s a whole community of climbers out there that seek out all the sweet spots for climbing. There’s even a fair few climbs locally in Alderley Edge! So if you want to feel on top of the worl…edge, then have a look to see if you’ve stumbled across some climbs without even realising, maybe you can try them next time.
We wouldn’t recommend running for the rocks straight away if you’re new to this hobby. Maybe give bouldering a go first to see how you get on with the luxury of crash mats… The closest one is Substation in Macclesfield! Recommended by Donna who’s partial to a little climb every now and again!
Find out how to book below!
4. Arts & Crafts
Fancy yourself as the creative kind? Then you’ll want to join the Sketchbookers! They’re calling you!
It’s not everybody’s cup of tea, but there’s more to arts and crafts than just enjoyment. It promotes focus, concentration and readies the brain for learning!
5. All Rounder
You’re probably wondering what an all rounder is? Well we’re definitely not speaking about cricket, that’s for sure. Although, that would make a great hobby. We are talking about Wim Hoff and his method to becoming a happier, healthier, stronger you! Because why wouldn’t you want to try something that helps you achieve all those things in life. This has been a talking point in The Studio of recent and we’re interested to see who’s giving it a go? We’d love to know!
If you fancy a challenge, don’t mind the cold, and you’re feeling committed then this could be the perfect thing to try. Here’s everything you need to know about the Wim Hof Method and how to incorporate this method into your daily life!