Happy New Year! The countdown to 2012 has passed and people are looking forward to a New Year and their new resolutions. Every year, millions of people have resolutions and less than half of them obtain it within the first six months.
While most people do not achieve their new year’s goals, research shows that making resolutions is useful. According to an article at Proactive Change, people who make resolutions are 10 times more likely to attain their goals than people who do not make resolutions at all.
This year, incorporate a hobby with your resolution. January is National Hobby Month and what better way to start your new year off than with a hobby. Hobbies are good for you mentally, emotionally, and physically. The City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) offers a variety of workshops and classes that will allow you to be in touch with your creative side. Classes are for ages 4 and up. Classes such as Ceramic Studio Sampler, Raku for You, Preschool Caterpillar and even Teen Clay are just some of the classes offered. These classes are a great way to meet new people and learn a new hobby simultaneously. One of the many benefits of a hobby is that it allows you to acquire new skills and discover hidden talents. It also allows you to focus on something else other than your personal problems and reduces stress. Start 2012 off right and begin a new hobby. For class listings and registration forms please visit www.savannahga.gov/arts.