Thursday 23 December 2021

3 Ways To Learn New Things In 2022

(Collaborative Post)

As Christmas creeps ever closer, the New Year is almost upon us.

And with it, an onslaught of New Year’s Resolutions. Losing weight, quitting smoking and saving money are amongst the most common, whilst others may direct their efforts towards finding a new job or moving house.

You might have your sights set on growing new skills to take your career to the next level. Or you may simply be looking to learn something new for your own enjoyment.

Whatever your goals for 2022, the benefits of mastering a new skill, whether for professional growth or a personal hobby, are many. With that in mind, these are just five fantastic opportunities to learn something new this New Year.

Overhead shot of someone sitting at a laptop with a pile of books, notepad

1. Master A New Language

Learning a new language is another common New Year’s Resolution. But like many, it’s one that gets swiftly abandoned – may you have an Italian phrasebook or French dictionary of your own left neglected somewhere?

A second language can be highly useful for international travel, but it’s also a powerful way to broaden the mind, stimulating your brain and broadening your attention span. Language learning programmes like Rosetta Stone also give you a flexible way to learn.

Alternatively, TESOL – teaching English to speakers of other languages – is a great way to gain appreciation for other languages. And with a professional qualification, such as an Applied Linguistics & TESOL MA from ARU, you can even open career opportunities in the UK and internationally.

2. Pursue A Creative Hobby

There are plenty of talented artistes out there, but you don’t have to be one of them to enjoy a creative hobby.

When it comes to artistic pursuits such as drawing, writing or picking up a musical instrument, many of us are deterred from trying our hands at these as adults. As a child, it’s easy – natural even – to do these things simply for the love of them, but as an adult we become self-conscious and self-critical, which can dampen our enjoyment. Arts and crafts are also a great way to get creative – resin art is hugely popular right now, whilst hobbies like knitting and sewing are highly practical. These can be transformed into handmade gifts that friends and family will adore

3. Build Learning Into Your Routine

If your New Year’s Resolution is to learn new things, you don’t have to commit to any single area of interest.

Whether you’re the type of person that likes to come to the pub quiz armed with general knowledge, an avid admirer of storytellers, or simply wish you knew more about a particular topic, we live in a golden era of information and there are more ways than ever to learn.

Podcasts are more popular than ever after lockdown, and ideal for learners on the go, with plenty of educational shows targeted at inquisitive adults. Alternatively, if you’re a little too used to scrolling through Facebook on your daily commute, why not reach for a book instead?

These are just three ways to expand your learning in 2022.

Mummy Snowy Owl


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