For students, the summer is now over. For you professionals, school’s out forever. But just because you’re no longer enrolled in college, doesn’t mean you can’t learn something new every day. Here are 3 ways you can keep learning even though you’re no longer in school.
Always read: Maybe you wanna learn how to change the spark plugs in your ’92 Ford Ranger, maybe you want to find out what’s so cool about that Alexander Hamilton fella, or maybe you just want to find out what happens in the next installment of your favorite adventure series. It really doesn’t matter what it is, just keep reading. You’re giving your brain a workout and you’re teaching yourself something along the way.
Be smart with your apps: If you’re like me, when you have to kill a minute at a red light or you’re stuck waiting on an oil change, you’re probably looking at Instagram, Facebook, or ESPN. Instead of making those your go-to apps, why not check out something like iTunes U or Duolingo. These apps can teach you all kinds of things you don’t know, including a new language! Bury those social apps in a folder and make them harder to access when you’ve got a few minutes to kill.
Be a social networker: I’m not talking about Twitter or Snapchat. I mean be social. And get better at networking. When you’re having discussions with others, you’re always learning. Whether someone has a like-minded viewpoint or not, they probably have something to say that has value to you.