Learning shouldn't stop when we reach adulthood.
Learning gives us new areas to explore, keeps us with a young spirit and most important: it challenges us to risk failing, to practice, to improve, to conquer!
You can decide to go for a foreign language, guitar lessons, golf... who knows?
Just follow that interest you have but haven't been giving enough space in your life to develop...
It's a lot of fun too, trust me! Would you like to learn how to dance, to cook... why hide that curiosity? Give it a try!
TOP 4 BENEFITS OF ADULT LEARNING:
1. Confidence: by discovering things you're good at and expanding your skills portfolio, you increase your self esteem and gain a sense of pride with every achievement along your learning curve;
2. Happiness: studies show that using your skills makes you happier. Learning new skills boosts the body's natural production of dopamine - the feel good hormone;
3. Health: the exercise of learning itself stimulates the brain and helps keep your mind sharp. Learning something new in one area can have a ripple effect in others, contributing to longevity and good health in later life;
4. Personal Development: learning is a process of self improvement, allowing you to reflect on who you are and to add more dimensions to your capability, character and interests.
Learning transforms who we are as people, not just because it gives us knowledge, but also because it gives us confidence in our ability and transforms our attitudes as a result.
The power of learning enables us to do whatever we want!
My name is T. S. Coelho and I live in Lisbon, Portugal, with my husband and three kids. I work in the asset management industry, managing an equities fund.