Why don’t you try? : Learn something new
Have you ever wanted to learn something new but assumed that it required too much effort, that you were too old, or that it was just too difficult?
Many people would like to learn to speak a new language or play a musical instrument but incorrectly assume that the time for learning such things was when they were much younger.
Learning new things can be tough sometimes, but it is also good to keep challenging your mind as you grow older. Challenging your brain helps with longevity. Fortunately, there are a lot of tips and tricks out there that can make the process easier and more effective. When you are trying to pick up a new skill, such as learning to play the guitar or speak Spanish, you might be tempted to engage in binge-learning sessions. Instead of trying to learn everything all at once, experts suggest that spreading your practice and study sessions out over a period of time, known as distributed practice, is the best approach.
One review of common learning strategies found that distributed practice was one of the most effective strategies for learning a new skill. So instead of cramming for a big exam the night before, you are much better off spacing out a few study sessions in the weeks and days leading up to the exam.
Here’s a tip for you to try this week :
Decide what you would like to learn about and see what is available near to you, via your local council, college, adult learning centre or university or local community groups, Try a new hobby or learn a new skill, have a look at the adult learning centre or local library services,
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