It’s almost time for the kids in our lives to return to school and a learning mindset. Learning doesn’t stop once we leave the classroom. In fact, learning new things and staying engaged helps seniors keep their brains active. Here’s are a few tips to keep learning and growing as you age.
Take Up a Hobby
Hobbies are one of the best ways to learn a new skill. Whether it’s an old hobby you haven’t done in a while, or a new one, there’s always something new to learn. You can try variations of something you’ve already learned like a new recipe, pattern, or build something you haven’t tried before.
Changing it up every day is another way to increase learning and keep your mind sharp. If you like doing puzzles, for example, try an even more difficult one the next day. Take a different route on your regular walk. Try using your non-dominant hand to brush your teeth. Playing a new piece of music on an instrument you already play is another idea.
Take a Class
Getting back in the classroom or virtual classroom is another way to keep learning. There are many community-based classes that are free or at a low cost. If you prefer to learn from home at your own pace, websites like Udemy offer courses from people on subjects like psychology, programming, craft-making, and more.
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