The childhood years are jam packed with learning – school, homework, sports, after school programs, summer camp. Then comes all the new and exciting learning in college – choosing your own courses, study groups, activist groups, clubs.
But what happens then?
We get into a rut. The kids, the 9-5 jobs, the car pools, the laundry. Learning doesn’t seem to fit into the day anymore. We are “frazzled.” We have “mommy brain.” We are busy. And tired.
But learning new things has benefits.
- It’s empowering
- Makes you more interesting to others
- Makes you more creative
- Makes you more confidant
- Adds a new skill to your resume
- Sets a good example for your kids
- Builds self-esteem
Learn Something New in 15 minutes
You don’t necessarily have to commit a lot of time. By spending 15 minutes a day (or even 10 (ok, some days 5)), you can reap the benefits of learning.
Offering over 100,000 high-quality, on demand online courses, Udemy.com is a one stop shop for your learning! To say there is something for everyone is an understatement!
I have personally taken several Udemy courses that were highly fulfulling and worthwhile. Courses cost as little as $9.99! Many come with a certificate to show for all your hard work. The courses are self-paced so you can spend as little or as much time as you need!
This one doesn’t even have to take up any of your time! Hello, multitaskers!
Podcasts are one of my favorite ways to squeeze some extra intelligence into mundane day. I listen to podcasts in the car, while washing dishes, you name it. With a recent surge in popularity, you might just want to create your own!
College Info Geek gives his take on the 40 Best Podcasts of 2019.
Each time I watch a TED Talk, I feel like I’ve been taught the key to life. Seems a little dramatic, but an expert speaker will do that to you. TED Talks live up to the slogan “ideas worth spreading.” Each inspiring video is short, concise and delivered by an expert speaker. Watch and you’ll see.
TED-Ed is a branch of TED derived from the ideas of teachers and students with the goal of sparking curiosity and supporting learning.
YouTube. Of course. In the land of tutorials, anything is possible! You can anything from the endless tutorials on YouTube. Literally endless. But you can also gain knowledge from experts or listen to speakers on topics that are more difficult to find information on. One of my favorite type of videos to learn from on YouTube are Bob Proctor’s videos. He discusses The Law of Attraction and offers several great affirmation videos.
What a shocker. The good old fashioned book. Or e-book. Whatever you’re into these days. Whether it’s a book on a new skill, a different culture, a how to or a self help, every book is a winner!