Is there something you have always wanted to do but never gotten around to doing? It could be anything – calligraphy, photography, knitting, flower arranging, computer programing, learning a new language – literally anything.
Are you like me and want to learn something new but never have the time? Or do you put it off because you don’t prioritise yourself? Or are you scared you won’t be able to do it?
Whatever the reason you haven’t gotten around to it yet, here are three reasons to make the time to learn a new skill today:
It Will Make You Feel Good
Accomplishing something always makes you feel good. Leaning that new skill can be a real confidence boost. Knowing that you invested some time in yourself and proved that you can do it will do wonders for your self esteem. Whether it’s a framed certificate on your wall, a piece of art you created or holding a conversation with a local in a foreign country, you should feel proud of yourself for taking the time to learn something new.
Use It Or Lose It
You’ve probably heard this expression with regards to muscles and fitness – the same is true for your brain. Ok, technically, you won’t lose it, but unless you keep your brain active, learning new skills becomes harder and harder. And you never know when the skill you learn might come in useful. Either directly (could you sell the things you make etc) or indirectly, in that, it keeps your mind active.
A Chance To Meet New People
Learning a new skill is a good way to meet like minded people. Either by doing a course at a local college or business centre and meeting people in real life, or just by talking about your new found skill on online forums and social media. You can never have too many friends, and even the shyest person has a perfect ice breaker when you know you have at least one thing in common with everyone in the room.
Which new skill would you like to learn? Let me know in the comments 🙂