Sharpen the mind.
This is one thing we have always been taught and reminded about growing up. It is unfortunate that these wise reminders are forgotten along the way. It could be because people get busy with life, with the demanding work or are contented with what they have (which is not a bad thing) if you think about it.
However, learning is a lifetime process, or it should be. There are a lot of things everyone outgrows, and this is normal, but learning should not be one of them.
Time and things change. These are beyond our control. What we can control and manage well, however, is the ability and willingness to continue learning.
Learning does not only help you stay updated with relevant news and information, but you are also able to upgrade your knowledge when it comes to your job, thus further honing your skills. These things are always important.
One of the most important positive effects of continuous learning is keeping the mind sharp. The body will always respond to time. Everyone gets old, and this is yet another thing we have no hold over, but we can keep the mind sharp for as long as we possibly can.
Keeping the brain sharp and bright even through the advanced age is one advantage of learning that is often ignored and forgotten. It is something we should always remember to do – to keep learning, to know what is going on around us, to be willing to learn new things.
When the mind is sharp, the will is stronger, and the body will be more responsive to do things instead of staying put.
Read often, initiate small talk, try new things. There are so many things to do and truth be told, we don’t have the time to do them all, but it doesn’t hurt to try to do as much as we can at any given time.
Learning should always be part of one’s day every single day. Make it fun. Make it worth it, make every day the best day of your life.