“Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think. – Albert Einstein
Neuroplasiticity is the “capacity of neurons and neural networks in the brain to change their connections and behaviour in response to new information, sensory stimulation, development, damage, or dysfunction. Although neural networks also exhibit modularity and carry out specific functions, they retain the capacity to deviate from their usual functions and to reorganize themselves.” – Encyclopedia Britannica
Why do people say, “learn something new every day”? It’s because it keeps you growing. Continuing to grow is SO IMPORTANT because when you stop growing you stop progressing. Have you ever heard the saying, “People stop playing when they grow old.” but maybe it’s actually, “People grow old when they stop playing.” There’s actually science behind this! If you take the playing and think of it as learning, it’s true!
So what do you love to learn? Or what is something you’ve always wanted to try? It’s never too late to start, your brain grows by giving it new information and new positive experiences. Another added benefit of learning new things is enriching your personality and making your story more interesting! Have you always wanted to learn to scuba dive? Or yodel? Learning not only helps your mind, but it can make you a better version of yourself by evolving your thinking, expanding your mind, broadening your perspective, and introducing you to a mindset or a group of people you wouldn’t have met otherwise.
So today, do you think you’re ready to learn something new?