7 Ways to Learn Something New Every Day
You’re never too old to learn something new, and you should never stop learning. Two pieces of advice that definitely ring true! Lifelong learning allows us to continue to use our minds—one of our most important “muscles” we may forget to exercise as we get older. Learning something new each and every day will help keep your brain active and healthy.
Here are 7 ways you can learn something new every day:
Go Back to School
There are numerous courses offered by colleges and universities for working professionals looking to broaden their horizons, or if you simply want to learn something new. Continuing education can help improve your career, enhance new and existing skills and help to keep your mind and memory sharp.
Watch a TED Talk
TED Talks are free, short, educational and powerful talks covering topics that everyone is thinking about given by inspired thinkers from around the world. They will offer new perspectives on different topics and create new ideas and ways of thinking.
Expand your Vocabulary
Decide to learn a new word every day and make it a priority to include it in your vocabulary. Make it a game—slip your new word into conversation with as many different people as you can, repeat it to yourself, use it in sentences and write it down. The key to a better vocabulary is through practice. Pick a word from the dictionary or use an online site like A.Word.A.Day.
Immerse yourself in a good book or catch up on the day’s newspaper. Read something that you would not normally be drawn to.
Try a New Recipe
Learning doesn’t need to take place in a school or office setting. Challenge yourself in the kitchen to make one new recipe every day for one of your meals. It doesn’t have to be a complicated, extravagant dinner—trying a new dish each day will help add to your cooking skills while learning something new.
Listen to Podcasts
Podcasts are great not only because you learn something new, but you can multi-task. Listen to an educational podcast while driving to work or going for a long run. Search for podcasts online, in a phone app, such as Stitcher, or in the iTunes store and find a wide variety of topics to choose from.
Subscribe to Educational Email Newsletters
Learning something new every day can be as simple as opening your inbox. There are so many different email newsletters out there available to you for almost anything you would want to learn about.
Use these tips and you can incorporate learning into your day-to-day life starting today!