8 Benefits of Lifelong Learning

There are plenty of great reasons to keep learning and the widespread availability of online courses means that adults can now explore any subject, anytime, and for the rest of their lives.

Here are eight wonderful reasons why you should always keep learning:

1. Improve Your Self-Confidence

Self-confidence can be influenced by two things; your trust in yourself as well as your level of competence, which comes from knowledge, experience and the skills that you possess. Taking an online course and learning new skills can provide a tremendous boost to your self-confidence.

2. Fight Boredom

Staying challenged helps fight boredom. Take every opportunity to enrich yourself and learn something new; take a course, read voraciously, watch TED conferences online or attend webinars in your field of interest.

3. Keep Your Brain Healthy and Your Mind Sharp

 A study conducted by the University of California at Irvine in 2010 revealed that learning keeps your brain functioning at a high level. The brain is a muscle; continue to keep it in shape by giving it new challenges and opportunities for learning and growth. According to Science Daily, mental facilities are best protected when they are used often and continued learning can slow the physical process of Alzheimer’s Disease.

4. Learn Practical Life Skills

Besides the professional knowledge we acquire through school or work, it’s important that we learn practical skills such as handling our finances, improving our communication skills, as well as basic computer skills. Courses on these subjects and more are readily available online for students of any age!

5. Model Positive Behavior for Your Children

Set a good example for your children by letting them see you work hard at self-improvement and continuing your education. Working alongside each other towards individual goals will increase the chances that you both will be successful!

6. Learn for Leisure

Take a course in a subject you enjoy such as cooking, photography, beading or writing. You never know what other interests you might discover!

7. Sleep More Soundly

 Just as when you exercise your body and it gets tired; when you exercise your mind, your mind gets tired. Give your mind a workout by studying a new subject!

8. Stay Healthy

There are some not-so-obvious health benefits to learning. Becoming organized and practicing time management techniques can help reduce stress in your life. Learning the basics of nutrition may help you to make improvements your diet. Exploring health and fitness courses may inspire you to take better care of your body. You get the picture!

The benefits of life-long learning are many. It’s been said that great people never stop learning. Won’t you be one of them?

Ed4Career offers courses on a variety of subjects; for career growth, personal enrichment and professional development. View our complete catalog here: https://Ed4Career.com/.








By Kris Powers | April 29th 2015

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