Is there something you’ve been wanting to learn or try out for yourself? According to various research, learning something new can do wonders for your mental health and wellbeing.
Our brains have evolved to enjoy acquiring new information (as long as it is something of relevance or importance). Apart from satisfaction that may arise with learning something new, this keeps our minds in shape as more and more neural connections are formed.
SO WHAT CAN YOU DO?
Read a book for growth
While it may be easy to resort to television, reading books can introduce new concepts otherwise unknown, or trigger the imagination in many ways. Whether you’re into fiction or non-fiction, business, art, or wellness, there’s a lot of various books that will make the perfect bedside companions. If books aren’t your thing, try reading short articles or watching films.
Prepare a healthy dish
There’s something uniquely calming and contemplative about preparing your own food. It helps you appreciate the whole process better, and you are able to ensure that you eat better.
Practice a new skill
Be it photography, video editing, or sports like running, swimming, skindiving, or yoga, developing a skill wherein you can see marked improvement can help motivate you in other areas as well. Skills can be learned if you dedicate your time to it and push yourself a little each time.
Join the handmade movement
Crafting can range from embroidery, upcycling, rubber stamp-making, paper-cutting, watercolour painting and so much more — maybe now is the perfect time to learn a new hobby and get your hands busy!
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