Making new friends isn’t always easy. Sometimes, people seem so far away and hard to reach. But forming new connections comes with ease when you have things in common with others. If you’re looking to broaden your social circle, participate in one of these top hobbies that help you meet new people.

Find a Club

If you’re looking to make friends, check out your community center for various clubs. Pick one that piques your interest and try attending its meetings. Are you looking to improve yourself? Join a self-improvement club! Find a club that’s filled with people who share what you love. Examples include:

  • A running club
  • A book club
  • A music club

Striking up a conversation to make a new friend becomes a breeze when you already have an interest or two to talk about.

Join a Dance Class

There are all sorts of classes you could sign up for to meet new people, ranging from cooking to painting classes. However, dance is a social activity, and better yet, it’s a great workout! So, start looking into:

  • Irish dancing
  • Ballroom dancing
  • Swing dancing

Before you go to your first class, you’ll want the best equipment, so research what you’ll need. For example, Irish dancing shoes are not the same as ballroom dancing shoes; both styles require different footwork. Purchase entry-level shoes in the beginning and upgrade as needed. You’ll find that ballet, Irish dance, and many other dance styles have shoes for each skill level.

When you do partner or group dances, you’ll learn to rely on another person. During dances, you communicate verbally and non-verbally, allowing you to understand another individual truly.

Start Volunteering

Do you have a cause you strongly believe in? A great hobby that helps you meet new people while benefiting your community is volunteer work! By volunteering, you’re going to meet people who share your values and interests. If you already support a particular cause, head online and search for volunteer opportunities related to it.

Go Exploring

Whether you’re walking the dog or going on local tours, the best way to meet people is by getting out of the house. Look around your community for walking paths or book a tour at a winery you’ve always wanted to visit. What’s important is that you’re doing what you love. Finding friends will follow naturally.

Meeting new people doesn’t have to be tricky or overwhelming. If you already have something in common, the hardest part will already be over. You only need to say hello and strike up a conversation!

 

Authored by Inspire Your Journey

People establish New Year’s resolutions to improve their lifestyle and, ultimately, wellbeing. Many folks gravitate toward goals that call for adjustments for a more active and organized life. The most common New Year’s resolutions likely look familiar. Read on for inspiration for a New Year objective and advice on how to maintain it.

Manage Stress More Effectively

Finding healthy coping mechanisms for work and life stressors is a prevalent New Year’s goal. Fortunately, there are tons of tools that people can use to relieve stress, such as:

  • Guided meditation
  • Journaling
  • Exercise and stretching
  • Instructor-led yoga

Eat From Home More

Finances and wasted produce are the inspiration behind one of the most common New Year’s resolutions. People set out to eat more meals from home come January 1st to diminish takeout and dine-in expenses.

People aspire to eat from home to minimize their grocery waste, too. When you eat out often, overlooked groceries tend to spoil and get tossed. Prevent wasting food and money and pick up a new skill by learning how to cook this year and doing so more frequently.

Cut Down on Certain Habits

While a lot of resolutions focus on doing more of something (i.e., working out, meditating, organizing), tons of resolutions highlight the desire to cut back on another thing. Many folks strive to cut unhealthy habits out of their life completely. It is helpful to plot cumulative ways to achieve the following goals:

  • Drink less alcohol
  • Cut down on smoking or quit smoking altogether
  • Less screen-time, whether that be scrolling through social media, gaming, or watching TV

With the help of technology, it can be easier to track your goals. Smart phone apps have become a popular assistant to monitoring New Year’s resolutions. Noting your progress is a great way to motivate and remind yourself of your incremental successes.

Follow Altruistic Virtues

Another common resolution is to be more proactive within the community. Whether it is donating more time or money to a social cause you care about, giving back has both external and intrinsic value.

Making charitable contributions to your community gives you a sense of purpose and, in turn, a greater sense of self. Successfully pursue your philanthropic goals by making a charitable plan for the New Year. Creating a structure for your New Year endeavors makes them feel that much more attainable.

It is crucial to approach your New Year’s resolutions, whatever they may be, with strategy. Prepare to make minor life adjustments to achieve your goals and hold yourself accountable. Use tools like apps and journals to track your achievements and give yourself credit when it is due. Be specific with your goals and choose ones that motivate you to optimize the likelihood of success.

 

Authored by Inspire Your Journey

Before I started any kind of health routine, I used to begin my day like this. The dreaded alarm clock would awake me from a sound sleep. As my hand found the buzzer, I slowly hit the off button while dragging myself out of bed. A quick jump in the shower, and I was off to work. That was it. That was my morning routine before I discovered another world of health and wellbeing. As I reflect back on those days, I realize that I was simply going through the motions of life.

Now, I have a morning routine that I look forward to everyday. I enjoy this ritual of sorts because it has transformed the quality of my life in many ways. How is my life different?

Improving Vitality

When I initially awake from a night’s sleep and before I get out of bed, I do an 8-minute session on my BEMER therapy mat. BEMER is an FDA Class 2 Medical Device that is clinically proven to increase blood flow and enhance cardiovascular health. I use the BEMER mat on Sleep Mode as well. Using the BEMER technology while sleeping gives my body the unique opportunity to rejuvenate itself so I can start my day with energy and focus.

Boosting Metabolism

Then I gingerly head to the kitchen to make 16 ounces of celery juice which has become a staple in my health regimen. Since I started drinking this juice, I have noticed that my digestion has improved, my eyes are clearer, and, most importantly, the brain fog has all but disappeared. I then make my morning smoothie which consists of unsweetened coconut milk, frozen wild blueberries, a banana, plus a probiotic and protein powder from Amare Global.

Enhancing Health

I then head to my home office to check emails and begin my work day. As I am reviewing emails, I use my Healy medical device to run the All Programs application. The best part about Healy is that it is hands free which means that I can continue with my work while Healy does its job. Healy uses quantum technology to assess the health of my cells, and then automatically delivers the appropriate frequencies to restore balance.

Incorporating quality nutrition and complimentary healing modalities into the beginning of my day has impacted every aspect of my life. I now have more energy to do the things I love which is why I offer a BEMER Rental Program for people and families who would like to experience the benefits of this technology in the comfort of their own home.

 

Susan Kapatoes
C: 508-282-7877
E: susan@inspireyourjourney.com

 

The author, Susan Kapatoes, MHA is the founder and owner of Inspire Your Journey, a holistic wellness company. She is a Wellness Partner with Amare Global, and an Independent Distributor with BEMER Therapy and Healy World.  She lives in Massachusetts.  

 

Resources

BEMER Therapy – Increase Your Blood Flow

Amare Global Nutrition – Improve Your Gut Health

Healy Device – Enhance Your Wellbeing