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New Year’s Resolutions – Why Not Learn a New Skill?

New Year’s Resolutions – Why Not Learn a New Skill?

With the New Year only a few days away now, we find ourselves under all kinds of pressure trying to decide on ways we can better ourselves in the future. New Year’s Resolutions often get stuck to throughout January or the first couple of months, but then people tend to give up. However, one thing we would recommend in order to encourage you to stick to your resolution, is learning to play a musical instrument. This could fall under the category of learning a new skill, or being more productive with your time, or taking up a new hobby. Learning to play a musical instrument is great for all kinds of reasons, and we wanted to tell you about a few of them!


It makes for a more positive attitude

Learning to play a musical instrument is a great choice for your New Year’s Resolution, because it has a positive impact on your way of thinking as well as your overall state of mind. This is because it is a very rewarding hobby. Seeing the progress you are making, and noticing your skills getting better all the time is really encouraging and actually makes you focus. As a result, you will be more inclined to stick with it because of the continuous progression. It’s also a great distraction from anything else going on, and it allows you to clear your mind and make you feel more determined and positive.


You develop a whole new skill

Playing a musical instrument is a very good skill, even if just for enjoyment purposes with no other intentions. The great thing about playing a musical instrument, no matter what type, is that you can always get better. There is always room for improvement in everything you do, so even if you’re highly skilled at playing a particular instrument, you can always improve and see progress in your performance.


It’s good for your health

Quite often around the new year, people set goals and aims of being a healthier person, and getting their body and mind in shape. Playing a musical instrument is actually perfect for a healthier mind, as well as having genuine physical benefits, such as a lower heart rate and blood pressure. This happens because it relieves stress, therefore making you feel more relaxed both mentally and physically.


You actually develop more skills whilst learning

Although playing a musical instrument is a skill and talent in itself, you subconsciously improve other skills whilst practicing. This includes better memory for example, like when you’re memorising sequences and particular chords, and it also heightens creativity, as you become more inclined to explore new things. Furthermore, you also become a more patient person and tend to improve your own memory the more you practice.

If you would like to know more or are interested in learning to play a musical instrument yourself, I would be more than happy to help. Simply get in touch via the contact page and I will be able to answer any enquiries or take bookings.

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