When I was thirteen, I had to have major back surgery to correct scoliosis. After lying in a hospital bed for almost 6 weeks, when I finally received permission to get out of bed, I found I couldn’t walk. My muscles had forgotten how to do so, and I had to relearn the skill of walking.
Our bodies are amazing, and it’s so true what we don’t use, we lose. If we rest, we rust, to quote some old clichés. But have you ever stopped to think that our brain needs exercise as well especially as we age? The suggestion to relieve stress for today is to do a brand new thing. I can only assume that if we learn something new every day, it will help us age better mentally by keeping us more alert and active.
Joi Sigers has a wonderful blog post with many great points regarding exercising our brains. Check it out here: http://www.thementalfitnesscenter.com/blog/the-benefits-of-learning-something-new-every-day/.
Eccl. 1:9 tells us – there is no new thing under the sun. I’m sure that is true but there are many new things TO US that can be learned. Why not challenge yourself to learn at least one new thing every day in an area of your interest? If you enjoy gardening – learn something new about soil. If you are a writer – learn something new about how to write a better query letter. If you enjoy cooking – learn something new about using herbs and spices.
You get the point.
The list of new things about topics of interest to us is unending so get out there TODAY and learn something new! It will bring joy to your heart and alertness to your mind.