Day Four – Learn
There are hundreds of ways to learn. You could be watching a documentary, listening to a podcast, or my personal favourite, reading a book.
Learning is the foundation for self-growth, it’s in every new recipe, every new tune you play and in every day. Research has shown that continuing to learn can both maintain and improve our mental well-being. Focusing your efforts on learning a new skill can:
- Bring a sense of purpose.
- Boost self-confidence.
- Increase self-esteem
You may not have hours and hours to spare but there are plenty of ways you can learn a new skill or life lesson. If you’re not sure how to get started why not try on the following:
- Test out your DIY skills with a small project.
- Pick out a new recipe from one of your cook books.
- Watch a documentary.
- Pick up a book.
- Watch a TEDTalks.
- Listen to a podcast on your walk.
Today I’ve had a full day of learning without realising. I started with a couple of pages of the book I’m currently reading about business (It’s a slow but enjoyable read with lots of underlining). For tea we took on a new challenge of making our own calzone from scratch, based purely on the memory of one, my old housemate used to make (turned out a 8/10, not bad for a first attempt) and finally we are finishing the evening watching ‘the DIG’, a documentary film about the excavation of Sutton Hoo.
What have you learnt today? Let us know in the comments.