Updated: Jun 9, 2021
Five Benefits of Learning
1. Improve your brain function
Research shows there are several ways to improve the health of your brain. learning something new is one of them. ‘Mental sweat’ helps your brain build new cells and strengthen connections between the cells. When you learn something new you are exercising your brain. which can help improve cognitive functions such as concentration, attention to detail, memory recall, and problem-solving, and also reduce the chance of developing dementia.
2. Meet new people
Taking up a new hobby or sport or going to a class to learn something new is a great way to meet new people. Not only will you learn something, but you’ll also spend time with other people who have a similar interest and potentially make new friends.
3. Become involved in your community
Depending on what you learn, you may develop a sense of feeling more connected to your community. Coming together with other locals for a common purpose will help give you a sense of community and belonging and may benefit the place you live in.
4. Feel good about your new skill
There is nothing more satisfying than a sense of achievement. Setting yourself a goal to learn something new, then achieving it, is super rewarding and gives you a sense of accomplishment.
5. Have fun
While learning something new may be challenging, it can also be heaps of fun. Most people won’t great at something they haven’t tried before when they first start, but it can be really enjoyable to be pushed out of your comfort zone when you try something new.