It’s nearly that time of year again, the moment when sleigh bells are still ringing in your ears, you're officially overstuffed with treats and you’re not entirely sure what day of the week it is.
And with New Year’s Eve on the horizon, lots of us might be thinking about approaching 2023 with a ‘new year, new me’ mindset. But with common goals like hitting the gym, getting up earlier and healthy diets, it can be tricky to stick to New Year's goals beyond the first few weeks of January!
So this year, I’ve been thinking about New Year’s resolutions that are actually meaningful and fun. Because one of the best ways to stick to a new routine is to actually enjoy doing it!
Below is a closer look at the top ideas for new year’s resolutions in Birmingham, so you can have your best year yet:
- Connect with your body
- Discover healthy and delicious food
- Follow your passion or start a new hobby
- Try practising mindfulness
Connect with your body:
We all have different ways of connecting with our bodies and while there's no right or wrong, it's true that moving more can help you feel happier and happier.
The best way to stick to a new fitness workout is to find something you will enjoy. Do you like dancing? Then join a dance class! You could try going to Zumba classes near you, learning Salsa or going to a Drum'n'Bass dance workout! This one is guaranteed to get your heart racing and put a smile on your face.
So whether you're already a gym buff looking for something new, or you're a newbie wondering how to improve your fitness, there's something to suit all levels of ability:
🥊 Boxing and meditation: £10 per person
🧘 Yoga for beginners: £10 per person
🧗 Rock climbing taster session: £12 per person
👯♀️ Drum'n'Bass dance workout: £8 per person
Discover delicious and healthy food:
There's something truly satisfying about eating a meal that is both delicious and healthy! Cooking experience days are the perfect way to discover new and healthy food ideas and recipes.
Not only will you pick up amazing tips from expert chefs, but discovering new flavours is a great way to ignite your passion for cooking and fall in love with food that will help keep your mind and body healthy.
Want to take your culinary skills to the next level? Then go on a Vietnamese cooking day or a Thai food workshop. You will get to try tasty new dishes and leave with a whole new set of cooking skills to build into your daily routine. Nice!
🇹🇭 Learn to cook Thai food: £96 per person
🇻🇳 Learn to cook Vietnamese food: £96 per person
Follow your passion or start a new hobby:
Want to start a new hobby this year? From pottery workshops to jewellery-making courses and floristry workshops, the city is full of wonderful creators just itching to share their passions! And learning new skills is a great way to build your confidence and give your emotional well-being a boost.
Or if you've already got a passion, then make 2023 the year that you spend more time doing what you love. Are you a keen painter? Then bring your friends to a Paint & Sip evening. You'll be catching up and getting to do what you do best.
Here are a few ideas to get you going with new hobbies or passions this year:
🧶 Beginners knitting- create a pompom hat: £65 per person
🧑🎨 Paint & Sip: Cocktails at Jungle Bird: £18 per person
🏺Pottery wheel workshop: £55 per person
🎨 Lino printing workshop: £90 per person
💍 Beginners make your own silver jewellery: £95 per person
Try practising mindfulness:
Mindfulness is that new buzzword you're probably hearing wherever you go! But there's a good reason for it. This holistic well-being technique has been shown to help people reduce stress, get better sleep and feel happier.
The New Year is the ideal time to try out mindfulness for yourself. From guided mindfulness courses to mindfulness and live guitar music sessions, Birmingham is full of amazing experiences to help give your well-being a boost in 2023.
So whether you're already a self-care aficionado or you're looking to try something new, these mindfulness experiences are great places to start:
🧘 Mindfulness and meditation weekly classes: £10 per person
🎸 Mindfulness through music group sessions: £20 per person
😌 Mindfulness and self-empowerment 6-week course: £70 per person
☘️ Mini-mindfulness retreat in nature: £20 per person