Make Learning a Habit:
"I am too busy, and I do not have time to learn." A comment that I often hear from people.
If you want to keep growing, making learning a habit is crucial. How does the learning habit get formed?
An adult learner is in charge of what they know. They define the rules of how and when they learn.
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- Build learning into your daily routine:
Integrating learning into your daily routine is a good beginning. One way I have built learning into my daily system is 30 minutes of new learning every day. I generally plan what I want to learn – could be a piece of new knowledge, skill or ability.
One significant advantage I see in creating this "Learning time" is I am not afraid of change. I see any new person, a new system or a situation as learning.
- Flexibility in learning content :
Mixing up what you learn can make you a flexible learner and thinker. Learning technical knowledge or skills and alternating it with personal development skills can keep you interested in learning.
- Learn in different ways:
Another immense flexibility that I have gained over the years is how I learn. Since I love reading, I believed that I could learn more through reading. Exploring other ways of learning like watching videos, audiobooks, and podcasts have broadened my perspective.
Becoming a lifelong learner is a lot easier than what many people think. Integrating it with your daily life instead of doing it once in a while can make learning enjoyable and permanent.