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Week of Well-being – Learn

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.