A Habit For Continual Growth 馃尡

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Definition: Your brain's ability to reorganize itself, forming new neural connections throughout life.

Your brain is the control center of your life.

20 minutes of learning a day can supercharge your brain, shield yourself from stress, and make you more resilient.

SCIENCE:

Like muscles, the brain strengthens with use. Neural pathways are created and solidified through learning.

When you stop learning, these pathways can diminish.

A Harvard study showed that those engaged in regular, diverse learning activities retained higher cognitive functions and displayed improved memory performance compared to non-learners.

IMPACT:

The American Psychological Association reports that continuous learning is a buffer against stress and burnout.

When you consistently learn, you do not just become more knowledgeable; you also become more adaptable and resilient.

IMPLEMENTATION:

Why habits? Your time is valuable and limited; you don鈥檛 need more complex systems. My goal is to provide you with simple, effective tools to support your physical and mental well-being and make you more efficient and conserve mental energy. (read more)

Learning is a commitment. Prioritize it.

Step 1: Pick a topic you want to learn more about.

Step 2: Set aside 20 minutes as part of your daily routine to learn.

Step 3: Keep it fun; don鈥檛 let it become a stressful activity.

TOOLKIT:

In every edition of Creatures of Habit, I feature a product to help you implement this week鈥檚 habit.

One way I鈥檝e found to keep learning stress-free is to learn a new language. It has nothing to do with work. I鈥檓 not trying to be fluent. It鈥檚 just for fun.

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CHALLENGE:

This week, challenge yourself to set aside 20 minutes a day to learning.

If you choose to learn a new language, reply to this email and tell me what you are learning.

鈥淭he capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.鈥

- Brian Herbert

Until next week!

- Jenna Gestetner :)

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