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Bored? Challenge Yourself & Learn A New Skill For 2024

As another year begins, aren’t we waiting for that fresh start all over again? Along with the numerous resolutions you make for yourself, it’s also nice to have short-term goals to work towards. 

Why not learn a new skill for the new year?  

After all, the best way to get out of a rut is to invest your effort in something you’ve never done before.


Research states that learning a new skill has many benefits. Your mind, body, and soul are enriched when you open yourself up to new possibilities.  

Science says that when you try to learn new things, your brain gets stimulated and forms new clusters that eventually build neural pathways. These pathways enhance cognition and improve your speed of learning.  

It also makes you more well-rounded and interesting as a person.  

Learning something new boosts your confidence and self-esteem, and improves your self-image. This won’t just help you, but it’ll make you feel like you can connect with other people better and enjoy social interactions even more. 


We’ve rounded up a few skills, ranging from home projects to outdoor sports — covering all the bases. You can choose to build on an already existing interest or pick up something you’ve never tried before.  

Take your pick.  


Crotchet is an amazing skill to know. It has a small learning curve to it, and the results of your labor will be very gratifying. There’s something truly magical about creating with your own hands. 

You could make clothes, hats, little accessories or even home decor. The possibilities are endless. 

Foreign Language 

Picking up a foreign language is very challenging but can contribute to your cognitive development. When you travel, it is always helpful to be able to speak some of the language. Plus, it makes you look cool at parties!  

Axe Throwing 

You heard that right. Axe throwing is an exciting activity that involves throwing an axe at a target. It’s known to improve hand-eye coordination. As you keep practicing, your precision increases, and you’ll be hitting the bullseye in no time.  

FlannelJax’s is the perfect place to learn this unique skill, no matter if you’re a novice or an advanced axe thrower. Plus, it’s a great place to meet other people who share the love for the hobby. 

Basic Home Repairs 

Basic home repairs are something everyone should know a little bit about. 

It makes you independent and will probably save you some cash on certain occasions. Fixing a leaky tap, basic plumbing, changing a light bulb, or troubleshooting what’s gone wrong with your blender is easy to learn.  


Another incredibly rewarding skill to learn is gardening. What other activity lets you literally enjoy the fruits of your labor? Start small, with a basil plant, and work your way up to growing your own produce or flower garden. 


We hope to inspire you to get out there, get going, and start learning. Start out slowly and give yourself time to acquire a new skill.  

Let us help you get started by booking a lane at FlannelJax’s!

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FlannelJax's is the premier Axe Throwing and Lumberjack Sports Experience. Led by highly-trained Lumberjacks and Lumberjills, guests participate in a variety of Lumberjack-themed games, including Axe Throwing, Thump the Stump, and Crosscut Sawing. FlannelJax’s is the perfect place for corporate events and team building exercises, as well as celebrations of all kinds including birthday parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, divorce parties and even baby or wedding showers. FlannelJax’s is extreme, social, fun!