Five Hobbies That Could See You Through The January Blues

January is here, and we are all too aware that it can be a month of doom and gloom. As everyone head back to work and their daily routines after a fun-filled festive period it’s easy to see why so many people struggle to get through the month and feel focused and motivated for the new year. However, instead of following the crowd it’s time to embrace the month, and a hobby is a perfect way to be distracted and to get excited about new interests in your life. So what should you do? I thought I would share with you five hobbies that are worth starting this month to help you rid yourself of the blues for good.


Collecting is a great hobby, and it can be quite time-consuming which makes it ideal to start in January when you really don’t want to be overdoing it with spending a lot of money. Collecting things could range from anything like stamps and first day covers to dinosaur fossils and rare stones. Some people like to collect china or mugs, the options are endless, and you can spend your time hunting out bargains to add to your collection. Be that online at specialist websites or even on auction sites like eBay.


So I guess that exercise might be a hot topic of conversation for some as people tend to place a lot of focus with their new year’s resolutions around being healthy. So why not seize the opportunity and really focus on it by turning it into a hobby. You may find that you want to take up a new sport like tennis or football, or simply join a gym or go out for a run. Whatever you decide to do, exercise not only gives you something to do but after a few weeks, you will start to see the benefit of it.

Start a blog or journal

Blogging and journaling have become somewhat trendy of late, but that doesn’t mean you can seize the opportunity and start one yourself. Blogging is a great way to share your knowledge and tips on any subject you feel passionate about, or simply document your life as an online diary. Journaling might be taken differently as you can choose to write in a diary your thoughts and hopes, but you could also be specific with things like a happiness or gratitude journal where you place some focus on your mental well-being.

Learn a language

Maybe you want to do something a little out of your comfort zone or just something completely different, then learning a language could be the ideal option for you. Whether you choose something obscure, or something a little more mainstream, the added attention to something could help you in other areas of your life as well as enabling you to feel more confident if you do visit that country in the future.

Read more

Finally, it may sound a little boring, but getting your head into a good book can be both distracting and enjoyable, and a great hobby to take on. Challenging yourself with different genres or even a reading list could be a great way to bring in the year.

I hope that this has inspired you to consider some of the hobbies you could try this month.

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