Life is a never ending learning process and it should not be limited just to within the realms of your school or college boundaries. Learning is a beautiful and an enriching experience that widens the horizons of your mind. And hence one must always keep the path open for new experiences. You should always be willing to learn new things, discover the unknown and venture into paths that previously looked challenging.
You should constantly set new goals and objectives. It is something essential for gaining new experiences in life. These experiences leads us to be a better person and evolves your mind and thought processes. It also educates you to deal with the challenges life throws at you and you learn to survive through difficult times.
You can consider the following new things to learn and discover – study new languages, find about cultures, norms, values of other societies and search geographical locations and history. Keep learning new things every day as it will keep you fresh and energized and keeps the brain cells active. Did you know that constant learning helps develop new brain cells too? There will always be stuff you didn’t know and facts you were not aware of. So keep digging for knowledge.
Reading is and has been the fundamental part of the learning process. Reading increases your knowledge and makes you wiser. A good book can teach you a lot compared to other mediums. Books have a large amount of information and it is the reason why they have always been treasured by the wise as being their source of wisdom. As the saying goes – There is no better pastime than reading a good book, nor a greater friend!
Vacations are a very good time to spend your time learning new stuff. Make sure you keep a wishlist of all the good books you want to read and read them during your vacations. While reading, highlight the important points. Also, keep exchanging what you learned with your friends during your vacations. Make time to have an intellectual conversation over topics of interest.
If a friend knows a special skill, show your interest and request him to teach that to you too. If coding interests you enroll for online MOOC classes. Make good use of the internet and learn skills you want to possess. Codecademy is a good place to start. You can learn glass painting, origami, cooking, write a blog, offer your expertise on services such as Fiverr. Don’t just limit yourself. Increase your productivity by learning new skills. Trying new things is also a very good therapy to relieve stress from everyday chores. So please make sure to make it a part of your routine to try new things and involve your friends and family in your endeavors too.
Remember this – There is no age bar to the learning process. Engaging yourself in learning makes you a super star among your circles. There are several competitions too that you can participate in and make a name for yourself. Most competitions these days have lifted the age bar. So, go and give them a try.