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Do you want to learn new skills? Then you should stop all sorts of time, money, and real-life constraints and concentrate on enhancing the cognitive powers.” Give a try to the below mentioned Tricks for to Keep your Brain Young.
Get a teacher;
It’s difficult for adults to teach themselves a new skills, especially if they really want to give a try to something unfamiliar. For this purpose you can hire an instructor or taking a class or enroll yourself in professional lessons for better learning about new thing.
Believe in yourself;
“This may be one of the toughest ones, because it’s so entrenched. Many people also believe that adults are fully packed with the natural talent to succeed in new areas, and that’s why they prefer to do the hard work for it.
Surround yourself with encouraging people;
A fear of making mistakes is another reason adults are so slow to learn new things; if we try and fail, we can face criticism, lose money, or get fired. And if we’re not good at something right away, we’re told to not give up our day jobs.
That’s why it’s important to build up a support network of people—at work and at home—who allow you to make mistakes and learn from them, says Wu. “Surround yourself with positivity,” she says. “It’s kind of a general life lesson, but it’s especially applicable here.”
Make a serious commitment—and don’t give up;
What keeps people motivated is very individualistic, says Wu, and people need to find the inspiration that works for them. “One of the reasons I have a piano teacher is that I will quit and use my time for something else if I’m not being pushed every week,” she says.
Learn more than one thing at once;
“Because our time is so valuable, we tend to zero in on one hobby or one skill we want to get better at,” says Wu. But dividing that time and energy into three or four areas will “stretch your brain in all different directions,” she says.
That doesn’t mean you should start four new challenges all at once, though. “Maybe you started learning a new language in 2016, and this year you add singing lessons, and next year you try something else,” she says. “You can add things gradually based on what you can handle.”
Strive for a variety of activities, as well. “If you try new things in different domains—one related to physical activity, one related to music, and another one artistic, for example—you might be stretching your brain more effectively than if you were learning how to paint, sculpt, and draw.”
Wu says the idea that these six strategies can counteract cognitive decline still needs to be tested with scientific studies. But she says her theory is based on five decades of research, and she’s optimistic about what study results will reveal.
She also acknowledges that spending time and money on learning is a luxury that not everyone has, especially when we’re rewarded—by our jobs, other people, and our own egos—for doing what we’re already good at.