This is the time of year I always get fired up about learning new things. After all, the kids are in back to school mode and once they start I have a little more free time. All the back to school prep gets me excited about learning too – why should they get to have all the fun?
Every year I make a concious effort to learn something new. It might be something business related (this year I’m working on improving my group programs) or something fun (wine tasting anyone?).
Why do I do this?
Learning new things gives us an appreciation for life and a range of different ideas and perspectives. Getting used to learning something new can also help us adapt when new situations in life come up – the whole idea of “something new” isn’t foreign to us. Learning can make us more confident and improve our self-esteem. Plus it feels GOOD to get better at something. All of this can help create feelings of happiness (and who doesn’t want more happiness in their life?). Learning also stimulates our brains which increases our imagination and creativity – this can help us feel more energetic and excited about life.
I’ve also found that when I embark on learning something new to me, I have something positive to focus on and a goal to reach. As a goal-oriented person this keeps me interested and excited about each day.
Plus, learning is FUN!
All month I’ll be sharing different ways you can learn as an adult and resources to get you started, so check back each week. In the meantime, make a short list of all the things you’d like to learn – or maybe if you’re like me the list won’t be so short! Feel free to share some of yours in the comments – you never know when you’ll spark an interest for someone else!
Finally, for those of us who could use a little help when in the midst of concentrating on something new, our Oil of the Month is a GREAT one. It’s called Brain Power and it’s full of all kinds of oils like Sandalwood, Frankincense, Cedarwood, Blue Cypress, Melissa and Lavender. That’s a lot of power! I’ll share more about this oil, how to use it and some other great “learning” oils for Back to School all month on my Facebook Live videos.
Looking to create a life you love? One that includes the time to learn something new? Let’s get started now! Check out the details HERE.