The moment we've all been waiting for is finally here: It's time to leave 2020 behind and look for the positives in 2021.\nThis new year is an opportunity to take a whole new perspective on who you want to be, and while it may be tempting to just grab your 2020 goals and update them (hello diet and exercise), this year is the perfect time to try something different.\nAs we leave banana bread baking and TikTok binges in 2020 (where they belong), it's important we learn how to actually prioritize self-care and focus on hobbies that make us feel good, like yoga, skincare, or even learning a new language. Of course, the best part of being so prolific is the well-deserved reward that comes in the form of a refreshing, relaxing drink and a toast to the product of your imagination and creativity.\nThis year, it's time to put you first. And British Columbia wines can help make your self-care journey a little more approachable, enjoyable and fulfilling.\nIf you're in search of a new red, white, rosé or sparkling wine to pair with your 2021 self-care hobbies, the Wines of BC Explorer app offers personalized recommendations, so whether you like to relax with a good book and a glass of bold red, pack a bottle of refreshing sparkling wine to enjoy on your hike, or unwind with rosé after yoga, you can find the best BC wine for your hobby.\nBetween tasty wines and these nine stimulating hobbies, "me" time has never seemed so enticing!\nLearn a new language\nAre you keen to learn a new language for all of those far away countries that you've added to your post-COVID bucket list? Good news: It can take as little as three weeks to learn the basics.\nWhether you want to brush up on your French, learn Spanish, or challenge yourself with a harder language like Mandarin, there are tons of tools out there to help you go from the basics to fluent in no time.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by @ajourneytogreek\nPerfect that downward dog\nIt’s been a tough year. You’ve worked hard. You’ve set new goals. Now it’s time to get your zen on with some yoga.\nThere are so many videos online for yogis of all levels. There's yoga for meditation, yoga for working up a sweat, and even yoga for bedtime.\nYou don't need anything to start, just your body and an open mind.\nTop tip: Pour yourself a glass of white wine to enjoy after your yoga sesh to keep the zen going.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by ɢᴀʙʀɪᴇʟᴀ ɴᴀsʜ 🌗 (@gab_nash)\nTake up hiking\nWe may not be able to hop on an airplane and explore the far corners of the world just yet, but that doesn't mean we can't still have adventures.\nHiking as a hobby is a great way to clear the mind, stay fit and discover hidden gems close to home. It's inexpensive too (or free if you already have a reliable pair of shoes), so you don't have to worry about using all of your hard-earned cash on getting started.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Florencia D Major (@flore_dmajor)\nMake your own skincare products\nClean beauty is having a moment right now. If you're constantly on the hunt for natural products that are kind to your body and the earth, you might enjoy creating your own skincare.\nTo start, try your hand at easy DIY cosmetics like lip balm or face scrubs, and when you're ready, progress into more complicated products like deodorant and makeup remover.\nWhen you're relaxing in the bath with a glass of Chardonnay and a fresh homemade face mask, you'll thank yourself for taking the time to invest in this new hobby.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Tiffani Foster (@running_on_catfeine)\nGet creative with calligraphy\nCalligraphy and hand lettering are some of the biggest creative hobbies right now.\nIf you're intimidated by the fancy tools needed to get started (like dip pens), don't be. The good thing about this hobby is that there is are near-endless ways to do it, and you can use virtually any type of writing or drawing utensil.\nWith a little bit of practice, you'll be able to create your own cards and signs, wedding invitations, and other creative projects. Bonus: you could even turn this into an income-generating side hustle!\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Ava Charlie Rose🖋 (@avacharlierose)\nBecome a wine tasting expert\nLet's face it: everyone wishes they knew a little bit more about wine. There's something inherently distinguished about being a wine expert, but with vocabulary like tannins, varietal and appellation, the idea of becoming a connoisseur can be daunting.\nThe good news is — depending on your level of commitment — you can become a self-proclaimed wine expert in less time than you might think. All you need is a little patience and a lot of love for wine.\nAnd the Wines of BC Explorer app can help you forge your path to wine expertise. Take the app's taste test to discover your flavour profile, get personalized expert recommendations, and get bottles of local BC wine delivered straight to your door.\nFrom light and refreshing rosé, sparkling and white wines, to bold and sun-ripened red wines, British Columbia wineries have something for everyone.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Wines of British Columbia (@winebcdotcom)\nMaster the art of apartment gardening\nIt's no secret that millennials are obsessed with houseplants. If, like the countless indoor jungle Instagram hashtags you scroll through, you want to fill your apartment with plants that would make the Hanging Gardens of Babylon jealous, indoor gardening might be for you.\nYou can start a hanging herb garden, grow your own tropical plants, or if you’d rather start simple, try nurturing a few mini succulents. Just don't start with a fiddle leaf fig tree, unless you're a pro at plant parenting.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by The Indoor Plant Doctor (@the.plant.doctor)\nImprove your photography game\nIf, like most people, your life has become one blue light blob of working on your computer and winding down by scrolling through your phone, you might want to try picking up a new hobby that doesn't involve a screen.\nSo go on, dust off that camera you swore you were going to use on that trip abroad and get learning! Watch YouTube videos to learn about photography basics or visit your local bookstore (online or in-person) to buy learn new tips and tricks.\nThere are tons of resources out there to help you understand the camera you already own, or inspire you to invest in a new one.\nWhen the time comes for you to share the moments, memories and emotions that you’ve captured don’t forget to use #BCWineGoals in your caption. Who knows, your photo might even catch their eye and be featured on their social media.\nKinga Cichewicz | Unsplash\nJoin (or create) a book club\nUnwinding solo with a good book and a glass of cabernet merlot is a great way to relax, but sometimes you just want to share what you've read with another person — or two, or three.\nStarting your own book club is an easy and rewarding endeavour that can help you stay connected and give you a sense of community, even if it's online.\nStart by searching for inaugural book club members (your friends and co-workers are a good place to start) and set your group guidelines. Determine how often you'll meet, where you'll meet (Zoom, Skype and Google Duo all allow multi-user calls) and discuss what you want to get out of your book club. Then, all that's left to do is pick your book!\nIf you'd rather join a book club than host one yourself, ask your friends for recommendations or check out online tools like Meetup.\nView this post on Instagram A post shared by Wines of British Columbia (@winebcdotcom)\n2021 is the time to focus on hobbies that focus on you.\nWhether you decide to unwind with a good book and a glass of red, perfect your Spanish and reward yourself with rosé, or take a bottle of sparkling wine with you on a hike, Wines of British Columbia can help you find the perfect vino to pair with your 2021 hobbies.\nFor even more "new year, new you" inspiration and to discover your new favourite wine, visit the BC Wines website or check out their Instagram page.