I try to learn something new everyday, even if it’s just a new word – everyday I learn something. Being a daily learner is a lifestyle, a good one to adopt. How can you become a daily learner? Dive in below.
1. The Dictionary.com App
Download the Dictionary.com app and learn a new word everyday. Repeat the word out loud three times and read the definition and the sentence examples three times as well. Everyone loves a vast vocabulary, well at least I do. Learning new words increases your vocabulary and your reading comprehension.
2. Ted Talks
I love Ted Talks. If you’ve never seen a Ted Talk just download the app or go to their website, pick your areas of interests and then indulge. Ted Talks are informative and interesting videos from some of the best minds in the world. Rather you’re interested in entertainment or economics or personal growth or social change etc. Ted Talks have got you covered.
3. Subscribe to YouTube Gurus who specialize in your areas of interests and watch one of their videos everyday.
Let’s say you want to learn how to invest in the stock market, you might want to follow market gurus like Stock Moe or Larry Jones. They post videos daily about the stock market and related topics. The more you watch the videos, the more you become familiar with stock market jargon, how the market works etc. and of course, they give you tips on what stocks you should add to your portfolio as well as relevant market news.
4. Read for 30 minutes or more everyday.
Reading is peaceful and rather you are reading for fun or for educational purposes, it’s imperative that you make reading a part of your day to day. Some of the greatest minds are avid readers. From reading you can pull inspiration, learn something new or merely enjoy your time escaping into the minds of others.
If you want the ability to take in new knowledge everyday, you must clear your mind – a cluttered mind has no room for new information. Meditation is peaceful and overtime it gets easier. Apps like InsightTimer and Calm provide guided and unguided meditations that vary from five minutes to more than an hour long in duration. Try to meditate in the morning and at night but, at minimum at least once a day.
Add each of these items to your list of daily do’s and let the blossoming begin.
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