Learning has been shown to help improve our well-being. It has many benefits and can boost self-confidence and self-esteem, help build a sense of purpose, and help connect with others.
Many people who actively engage in learning say they have better self-esteem, a stronger purpose, and a better feeling of hope.
But why is that? Scientists think that setting little learning goals and achieving them creates positive feelings that affect a person’s self-esteem.
However, learning new things can be difficult and does not come easy for some people. It can be very stressful to say the least. That is why it is critical to learn something new within reason. Do not set the bar too high or too low. Use discretion. Only you know what you are capable of. Everyone’s situation is different. With that said, anyone can improve their mental health by learning or trying new ways to do things.
Start trying new things today. It can be something simple like taking a different way home or changing your daily routine. Use your brain and think.
Always doing things on autopilot because it is easy will eventually affect your mental health in a negative way.
“The capacity to learn is a gift; The ability to learn is a skill; The willingness to learn is a choice.” —— Brian Herbert