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How to be happier in the new year?

Updated: Jun 30, 2023

It’s a brand new year and many of us are looking for ways to be better and happier. We want to try new things and bring fresh energy and excitement into our lives. One way to do this is by taking up a new hobby. Here are a few reasons why starting a new hobby in the new year is a great idea!

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A sense of accomplishment

Learning a new skill or activity and seeing progress can be a great source of satisfaction and accomplishment. This can help boost your self-confidence and give you a sense of purpose.

An outlet for stress and anxiety

Taking up a new hobby can be a great way to relax and de-stress after a busy or challenging day. Whether it's a physical activity like hiking or a more relaxing activity like crafting, a new hobby can provide an outlet for stress and help you find balance.

Connect with people

Many hobbies are social activities and can be a great way to make new friends and connections. Whether you join a club, take a class, or just invite friends over to try your new hobby together, it can be a great way to expand your social circle and build meaningful connections.

Discover new passions and interests

Often, we don't know what we're interested in until we try it. Taking up a new hobby can be a great way to discover new passions and interests, and to find joy and meaning in life.

Ok, I’m convinced a hobby will make me happier this year. What new hobby should I Start?

Try Crafting! Crafting is a fantastic hobby to take up in the new year, and it has the added benefit of being a form of self-care. It's a way to relax, have fun, connect and learn, all while creating something beautiful and meaningful. Whether you're an experienced crafter or just starting out, there are endless opportunities to explore and discover the joys of crafting.

Crafting is therapeutic

Working with your hands and creating something from scratch can be incredibly calming and relaxing. It allows you to focus on the present moment and is a great way to take a break from the stresses of everyday life and focus on something that brings you joy.

Stimulate the brain

Engaging in creative activities can help stimulate your mind and keep it active. This can have positive effects on cognition and memory, and may even help prevent age-related decline in brain function.


Crafting and being creative can be a way to express your feelings, thoughts, and emotions, which can be therapeutic and cathartic. It can also be a way to connect with others who share similar interests and build a sense of community.

Personal growth

Engaging in creative activities can help you learn new skills, challenge yourself and think outside the box, which can lead to personal growth and transferable skills. It can also be a way to discover new interests and find joy and meaning in life.


Whether you have a dedicated craft room or just a small corner of your living room, you can find a way to fit crafting into your life. This makes crafting a convenient and accessible way to take care of yourself and find happiness.


Many people find that crafting is a great way to connect with others who share similar interests. You can join a crafting group, take a class, or invite family and friends over to craft together. This can be a great way to make new friends and build a sense of community, which is an important part of self-care.

Learn new skills

Whether you're learning to crochet, sew, or paint, crafting can be a way to develop new skills and challenge yourself. This can be a great way to boost your self-confidence and sense of accomplishment, and can even lead to new opportunities and career paths.

Where should I start and what do I need?

When you're just starting out, it can be overwhelming to choose from the many different types of crafts and even more DIY ideas and projects. Crafting requires a lot of planning, including deciding on a project, finding a good tutorial, and purchasing all the necessary materials and tools. Signing up to a monthly craft kit subscription could help you get started as well as keep you motivated.

variety of craft kits for adults


A craft kit subscription can be a convenient way to receive all the materials you need for a project, delivered right to your door. This is especially helpful when don't have a lot of time to shop for supplies or easy access to a craft store.


Receiving a new craft project each month can be a great source of inspiration and motivation to try something new. The craft kits also include step-by-step instructions and tutorials, so you can learn new skills and techniques.


A craft kit subscription can help you try out a wide variety of projects and techniques, rather than getting stuck in a rut doing the same thing over and over again. This can help you discover new interests and skills, and keep your crafting fresh and exciting.


You’re saving time and money by subscribing to a monthly craft kit rather than browsing through thousands of untested tutorials and purchasing individual supplies. This can be especially helpful if you're just starting out with a new hobby and don't want to invest a lot of money upfront.


A craft kit subscription can be a lot of fun! Receiving a new project each month can be a great way to do something that makes you happy. We don’t make enough time for fun, it’s a form of self-care and our happiness is a priority.

We love crafting and being happy, and we're here to help!

Consider subscribing to our monthly craft kits to start a new, happiness-inducing hobby this year. You can see examples of the types of crafts we have previously completed by browsing through our individual craft kits. Our subscription will help you get started and stay inspired along the way.

Make your happiness a priority and have a fun and happy new year!


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