Do you sometimes find yourself aimlessly flicking your thumb up, up, up as you browse your newsfeed? Are there times when you wish you had a hobby? Something new and exciting maybe?
If you said “yes!” to at least two of the three questions above, then there is one thing that will probably kill your boredom. And that is to learn new stuff.
Learning will make you happy
Yeah, you read that right. Learn new stuff. Or maybe just to do stuff that you enjoy in the first place, but now with new challenges. It doesn’t have to be something completely foreign from what you are used to. Maybe you finished mechanical engineering, but now you want to learn about electronics, or perhaps how to build your own gaming PC!
Learning new stuff is actually healthy because it gives you the opportunity to get more skills and better jobs that will give you higher income with probably less demanding work. That means you are less stressed and that will make you happy. And who doesn’t want to be happy, right?
Not only does learning new stuff make you happy, it also makes your brain mentality fit and ready for the Real Life Olympics. According to science, trying to do new things will strengthen our synapses and create new or reinforcing neural pathways. This will make it easier for you to recall and do things that are related to your new found skill, like maybe say, fixing your car.
How does one learn stuff?
There are lots of ways how to go about this. You could learn on your own; watch YouTube videos, browse through forums, join an online community. The sheer amount of information you can find in the Internet could very well replace a school (or the entire education system entirely).
However, if you want a steady curriculum and lots of guidance as you go, another option could be taking training and assessment courses, RAM Training Services says. This is sort of thing is great on resumes and if you’re the type to like structured teaching styles.
A few things to consider, though, like how much time, resources, and money do you have. Do you have steady Internet connection? Do you study on your own using the endless resources on the Web? If you decide to take training courses, however, consider the distance of your home to wherever you need to go, because you might have just enrolled for a course in Brisbane when you’re a 5-hour drive away.
Remember that time doesn’t have to be wasted unproductively. And while you decide what you want to do, keep in mind that you’ll enjoy the process of learning even more if you actually think that you’re going to have fun with it.