In an environment where we want to just get through the day sometimes, how are you expanding your thoughts? It is easy to get into a rut of doing the same thing day in and day out without question. Our brains love repetition, and the “auto pilot” mode can put us into a ho hum form of existence.
If you are reading this blog post, than you are searching for more, even if you don’t know what that “more” is yet. More could mean more excitement, more engagement, or even more time / money / challenges to conquer. Here’s where the value of learning comes into play. Learning something new (even if it is a new method of doing an old or existing activity) challenges your brain to get out of its own way and create new pathways.
Learning creates stimulation, conversation, and understanding of yourself and your environment. Try something out for me this week:
- Brush your teeth with your alternate hand
- Read an article / book / blog of a new author
- Take a different route to work / school / on errands
- Enroll in an online course
- Try out a new hobby
- Set up a meeting (even virtually) with someone you’d like to get to know better
It is these small action steps that create learning opportunities. I want you to continually be expanding your thought pathways. It might be uncomfortable at first, but the doors you are opening within yourself will spill light and energy into the rest of your life.