Learning throughout life can build our self–esteem and social relationships.
It doesn’t have to mean getting more qualifications, you can learn by simply trying something new.
Setting goals and working towards them can create positive feelings of accomplishment and achievement to enhance your sense of wellbeing.
Some ideas to get you started:
Learn to cook a favourite dish
that you’ve never eaten at home.
Visit a gallery, museum or your local library
and learn about a person or period in history that interests you.
Take on a new responsibility at work,
such as learning to use an IT system or understanding the monthly reports.
Fix that broken bike or garden gate.
Once you’ve done that, how about setting yourself a bigger DIY project?
Sign up for a course you’ve been meaning to do.
You might learn a new language, or try something practical such as plumbing.
Rediscover an old hobby that challenges you,
whether it’s making model aeroplanes, writing stories, sewing or knitting.
Find out more about Adult Learning opportunities for paid or voluntary work, for leisure and within your community.
“The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you.” ~ B. B. King
Watch talks about interesting things by remarkable people from across the world.
Learn about your Ancestors, read Biographies of people who shaped history and News from days–gone–by, explore the Oxford Dictionaries of Art and Music and more.
If you have experienced mental ill health contact Action Mental Health to find out more about the learning opportunities available to you.
Gretchen Rubin, 2011, ISBN 006158326X
Filled with practical advice, sharp insight, charm, and humor, her story will inspire readers to navigate their own paths to happiness.