When did you finish your studies? Have you learn something new since you left school? Do you have new hobbies? Unfortunately, the vast majority of people doesn’t know the idea of lifelong learning, so they haven’t learn anything after they finished school.
However, researchers have proven in many studies that it’s extremely useful to do things that require thinking. In this case, the cognitive functions don’t decline so fast. Lifelong learning can keep our brain fresh which is very advantageous in many fields of life.
Lifelong learning can be really exciting, too. People don’t have to become bored and world-weary. They feel motivated thanks to the new challanges they have to face.
Life can be easier if someone has more skills. Moreover, the labor market likes employees who are smart, qualified and enthusiastic.
There are many forms of lifelong learning, so let’s take a look at one of them!
First of all, you can play mind games like memory cards, puzzles, sodokus and word games. They can be very helpful if you want to improve your concentration and problem-solving skills. On the other hand, you also train your short-term memory. Studies have shown that you will pay more attention to details. You will be much better at findig similarities and differences. Your logical judgement will be improved.
Also your mental speed will be faster. There will be more connections between your brain cells thanks to the systematic training. Last but not least, you will become more ingenious.
Mind games have a good impact on your soul, too. They help you relax after a bad day. You can easily give yourself a break. You will be much better at stress management. You can take time for yourself and enjoy your me-time. Mind games also help you to step off the treadmill. You are going to like the tranquillity and peace of this meditative state.
On the other hand, you can also play mind games with other people if you like company. You can also take time for your family or friends. You will be able to help each other during the games. If you will be successful, it is going to boost self-esteem.
Please keep in mind that the difficulty of these games has to be altered because your brain will automatize the problem-solving process after a while. This means that you have to try other activities if you don’t want to become bored.
However, you can also find other ways of lifelong learning if you don’t really like mind games. For example, you can attend an interesting course. It’s incredibly useful to learn a new language. Choose new hobbies and read as much as you can! Broaden your horizon with travelling and meeting new people! Try new foods or watch special movies!
It’s not too late to go back to the university. There are many pensioners(!) who decide to learn something new. Now they have enough time to go to the classes and prepare for the exams.
But there are much more ways of lifelong learning. The most important factor is that you have to break out of your comfort zone, otherwise you become bored and unhappy.