Welcome to ‘Get a Hobby’ Week

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The new year is the perfect time to finally take up ceramics, learn Mandarin, start a book club, try rock climbing, or plant a garden. In 2018, the Cut has practical advice on trying something new. Make bowls, not just resolutions.

Here’s how to get started:

Why Hobbies Make You Happy by Susie Neilson

A Psychologist Explains How to Conquer Your Fear of Trying New Things by Cari Romm

Herbalism Started As a Hobby But Became Much More by Jenna Wortham

Is Having a Kid a Hobby? by Jen Gann

12 Chic, Basic Tools for the Beginner Cook by Stella Bugbee

Not Everything Is a Side Hustle by Ann Friedman

Do You Like ‘Under the Tuscan Sun’? Drinking Wine? Take Up Pasta Making by Kara Brown

Make Dating Less Miserable: Treat It Like a Hobby by Allison P. Davis

The Best Hobby Is Something That Has Absolutely Nothing to Do With Your Job by Jessica Roy

20 Satisfying Hobbies and How to Get Them by The Cut

It’s ‘Get a Hobby’ Week on the Cut