Melanie Bell (right) is the founder of The Sewing Lounge in Sheung Wan. Hongkongers like Kim Su-woon (standing), unable to travel, are taking up new hobbies like sewing. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Melanie Bell (right) is the founder of The Sewing Lounge in Sheung Wan. Hongkongers like Kim Su-woon (standing), unable to travel, are taking up new hobbies like sewing. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Wellness

If Covid-19 rules prevent travel, learn something new like these Hong Kong people have done – it will improve your mental health and ‘reset’ your brain

  • Psychologist Kimberley Carder says the brain is hard-wired for novelty seeking. ‘Taking up a new hobby is refreshing – a reset button for the brain,’ she says
  • We talk to women in Hong Kong unable to have holidays overseas because of Covid-19 restrictions who have taken up sewing and wakesurfing to connect with friends

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Melanie Bell (right) is the founder of The Sewing Lounge in Sheung Wan. Hongkongers like Kim Su-woon (standing), unable to travel, are taking up new hobbies like sewing. Photo: Jonathan Wong
Melanie Bell (right) is the founder of The Sewing Lounge in Sheung Wan. Hongkongers like Kim Su-woon (standing), unable to travel, are taking up new hobbies like sewing. Photo: Jonathan Wong
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