The beginning of a new year is a good start to begin to have new knowledge, take a new class, or teach yourself a new skill. This is something much more than just spending time or a way to have fun. Learning new things helps you to be a more prepared person in all areas and also to keep your brain active.
Whatever the reason why this year you want to have a new skill, whether you want to keep your brain active or simply learn what you always wanted but never had occasion, you must know a series of keys to be able to put it into practice. 10 Keys to keep your brain active
1.Believe in your success
Prepare to learn new things and always trust you, your intelligence and your abilities. Believing in one’s capacity is one of the main keys to guarantee success.
2.Prepare your mind
You can make your mind more acute with very easy tricks. For example, sleep what corresponds corresponds to your mind is prepared and clean to face the challenges of each day. Even with video games you can prepare the mind so that it absorbs all kinds of information and new skills.
There are investigations that show that blinking, help us to focus more carefully on any process we are doing.
4.Learn by doing
Do you try to design, create or build something? Start to create a simple project and learn the basics that are needed to then follow later with more complex projects. Remember that not only should you stay with the theory; practice will give you the opportunity to learn more and more.
5.Immerse yourself in what you are doing
In what you are learning, immerse yourself, that is, if you are learning a new language, begin to make everything around you the language you are studying, watch movies, try to translate everything you read, talk all day even if you are wrong do not be afraid of wrong, etc. This will increase your chances of retaining everything you are beginning to learn.
6.Focus on the technique, not on the result
Try to perform the “deliberate practice”, what it means to go beyond what you have, that is, leave your comfort zone. Focus on the techniques you apply in each of your processes to achieve your goal. Sometimes we focus so much on the result that the technique we are acquiring we leave it aside.
7.Get basic knowledge
There are many tips, tricks and shortcuts that can help you facilitate your daily life and make it more fun. Even some of this knowledge we acquire makes us better at learning. Refine an area of your life where you would like to have more control, for example finance, laundry or some similar and choose two or three to learn and integrate them into your routine.
8.Make your studies a habit
If you start taking a new class next year, you should turn them into habits, since studying goes a long way. Some of the things that can help you is taking notes, doing readings aloud and memory training. If you have the chance, you can record yourself mentioning the most important thing to learn and put it on your player to listen to while you are on the way to work, in this way you will make it easier for your memory to retain the new knowledge you are acquiring.
9.Commit yourself to 100 days of practice
With the 100 application, users accept challenges to practice and improve for 100 days. Each advance is shared in a 10-second video. This application is used to learn gymnastics, ukulele, juggling and many more. What this application delivers is that in the community you find motivation and support to practice and learn from others.
10.Learning for the sake of learning
Even if there is no specific skill that is absolutely necessary to have, learn for yourself, as it is fun and keeps you alert. From survival skills that may always be necessary to how to improve in excel. There are very useful skills that you can know and make them part of you.