Using continual learning as a tool for increased mental health.
The brain is like a muscle. The more you exercise it, the healthier it gets. There is a great deal of research that shows that continuing to learn new skills throughout life keeps our brains healthy, active, and young. Exposing ourselves continually to material that expands our knowledge also allows us to broaden our horizons. This not only helps us to grow and evolve, but also allows us to examine our own paradigms and ways of seeing the world, which is essential for our effectiveness of how we operate in the world.
Set aside at least 20 minutes daily to read, watch, or listen.
Read, watch, or listen to something that will broaden your knowledge and expand your mind in areas that you have not been exposed to before. This might be new scientific discoveries and research, autobiographies of great figures, etc.—anything where you are learning something new.
You may also want to commit to learning a new skill.
Try learning a new language, instrument, etc.
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