Why Try To Learn Something New
There is never a point in time that you should stop learning. Most of you are probably thinking that you know as much as you want to or that you know everything about the things that interest you. However, you should all be thinking about trying to find new things that can be of interest to you.
When you break out of routine and learn something new, your brain will be stimulated, you will have something new to talk about and the quality of your life will be better.
As Oprah has said, “busy people really are more attractive”. As a Bachelorette, when you are single, you are always busy and improving yourself. I’m not saying do something you don’t enjoy…but I AM saying, you should TRY new things in order to find something new you might enjoy.
Your brain will be stimulated, you will have something new to talk about and the quality of your life will be better.
Where Can You Learn Something New Online
On coursera.org you will find many online classes that will further your education. You can choose from business, computer science, life sciences, language learning and many more. It is a great way to learn about a topic without having to go into a college classroom.
Lynda is an online learning company that specializes in courses about business, software, technology and creative skills. With an active paid subscription, you will be able to watch online video tutorials to learn about anything in these categories.
Khan Academy is another great website for online learning and it is free. The best thing is that while it is a great site for you to learn something new, it can also teach you how to help your child when they are struggling on a certain subject in school.
Personal Finance Online
CNN has a Money 101 tutorial that will teach you everything you need to know about personal finance. This tutorial will walk you through the steps of getting started all the way through to retirement.
Dave Ramsey has 7 baby steps where you can learn how to take control of your financial situation. Each step is designed as a stepping stone to the next one. Once you have looked into these steps, you can continue on by reading one or two of his books, so you can continue on your way to financial freedom.
The tutorial will walk you through the steps of getting started all the way through to retirement.
Arts and Crafts
Arts and crafts are making a comeback, which is wonderful if you are creative and all. Michaels Craft Store has online and in store classes available, so you will not have an excuse to say that you cannot possibly do something. Each month the classes will change, so keep looking until you find the perfect class.
Craftsy is an online craft website and you can take numerous different classes. You can learn how to sew, knit, crochet, paint and more. You can even access the classes via their mobile app, so learning is never farther than your mobile phone.
Paintnite is a company that brings the art class to your local bar. All you need to do is sign up for a class with some friends and show up and they will give you all of the supplies that you need to create your own personal masterpiece. You don’t even need to be Picasso in order to create something beautiful.
Learn something new in your Fitness Routine:
Yogadownload is a website that offers over 900 different yoga classes from beginner to advanced. After taking these classes at your own pace for a while, you might find that you want to be a yoga instructor. Don’t worry, they have a training program on here for that too!
Join a MUD RACE!
www.MUCKFEST.com is a charitable organization that raises fund for the Multiple Sclerosis Organization, or go to MudRunGuide for a comprehensive list of all the mud race challenges, some are for women only, some for teens, some are for triathletes looking for a challenge. Make sure you definitely check out their “SPARTAN” race, for the warrior in you!
Walk for a Cause: Fitness Magazine has a comprehensive list of 50+ walks you can walk for a charitable cause, everything here from Breast Cancer Awareness, AIDS prevention, to Heart Disease Awareness and Domestic Violence Prevention, etc…
MEETUP.com , a massive list of activities for grown-ups and kids alike, even families, too. Here you will find local meetup groups, everything from mommy play-groups, book clubs, knitting clubs, bike clubs, yoga clubs, running groups, religious groups, volunteering groups, etc…. Find one you like, or START ONE!
YouTube Is A Great Place To Learn Something New
If you still need ideas of what you could learn, you need to check out YouTube. This is probably the place where you will find the most and the possibilities are endless. Many people have learned how to play a sport, cook a specific dish, create fabulous hairstyles and arm knit a blanket.
The one thing to remember is that you want to learn something new every day, so that you can enhance your life. You get one chance at life, so why not make it the best one ever!
Many people have learned how to play a sport, cook a specific dish, create fabulous hairstyles and arm knit a blanket.
Greater Food Bank – after registering on their website, you can volunteer in 2-hour chunks, either to help general cleanup in the warehouse, help package care bags for distribution, or actually distribute them directly to the needy. You can volunteer every week, everyday, or once a month. You can register for the times that work for you in the online calendar; you cancel and reschedule as you need to. The Greater Food Bank has local branches all over, please check with your local chapter.
American Red Cross – very similiar to the volunteer structure at the Greater Food Bank, also collects, packages, and distributes food to local residents or town pantries. The American Red Cross also have other volunteer opportunites for disaster relief, emergency relief registrants, help at local blood drives, etc.