So, what are you waiting for? Don’t let the kids have all the fun! We can learn so much from children and as we all sit down to consider our resolutions for 2017, the survey reveals what is most likely to inspire adults to learn a new activity. Over 40% of people said that their family (partner or kids) would inspire them to try a new activity. One in four of us say our friends inspire us to give new activities a go and the majority of parents (28%) said that their children had inspired them to learn something new. We can observe and learn from the natural enthusiasm and fearlessness of children when they try new things, be inspired by their energy and excitement.
Simon Davies, Head of Summer Operations at Neilson says: “The positive effects of learning a new activity or developing a skill is not a surprise to us as we see our guests experience it every year. Our holidays are designed and our staff are trained to overcome the barriers people face when learning something new and we cater for all ability levels, from absolute beginners to those who are more experienced. Ultimately, we want our guests to be able to rediscover their passion for an activity, do more of what they love or find their thing on a Neilson holiday.”
Whilst putting yourself out there may feel a little scary at first, the benefits of can be highly liberating and rewarding. Just think of the confidence and buzz you'll feel as you venture out on your first stand up paddle board session, when you master that tennis serve, strike that yoga pose or set sail on your dinghy across the bay, on a quest to master the wind.
Go on, find your thing!