Here we are, all trying to put our best foot forward in the direction of a new us. But let’s be realistic: By February, there’s a solid chance our resolutions will be abandoned. Instead of trying to re-create ourselves with another CrossFit class or diet plan, we have a roster of simpler activities that can also lead to a better, happier you.
Take Up a New Hobby
Check out An Introduction to Feng Shui. Every Wednesday evening in January, learn how the placement of objects can affect aspects of your life. British-born Cyd Alper-Sedgwick teaches this four-week, $149 class.
Jan 8–29, 2220 Victory Pkwy., East Walnut Hills, (513) 556-6932, webapps2.uc.edu/ce/communiversity/Workshops/Index/_xx12
Get Involved in the Arts
Start simple, like with the musical parody of everyone’s favorite sitcom, The Office. Taken from a streaming service near you and converted into a high-energy, hilarious musical, you can see it for just $25–$45.
Feb 15 & 16, Aronoff Center for the Arts, 650 Walnut St., downtown, (513) 621-2787, cincinnatiarts.org
Take a class at Hello Sunshine Yoga. This studio, which opened in early November, offers beginner, aerial, and even “baby and me” yoga classes to help you slow down and find your zen.
6215 Montgomery Rd., Pleasant Ridge, hellosunshineyoga.com
Spend Time with Family
Mark your calendar to attend a Family First Saturday at the Cincinnati Art Museum. On the first Saturday of every month (September–May), this free event features tours, storytelling, and hands-on art making.
953 Eden Park Dr., Mt. Adams, (513) 721-2787, cincinnatiartmuseum.org
Learn to Dance
Take a dance class at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center. Ten-week winter courses run from January 6 to March 21 and explore the fundamentals of specific dance styles and techniques in a fun and welcoming environment.
2728 Short Vine St., Corryville, (513) 497-2860, cliftonculturalarts.org