August 21, 2007

10 More Ways to Add Youthfulness & Learning to Your Life

Okay, so I got a little carried away with the brainstorm. Here are ten more ways to find your inner child while stimulating your brain cells.

  1. Take a class on any subject of your choice.

  2. Help others in need by becoming a volunteer for a local charity.
  3. Invite family and/or friends over and have a good old-fashioned game night. To help stimulate your brain power, try games like Scrabble, Pictionary, Taboo, Trivial Pursuit or Scene It.

  4. Write poetry. Challenge yourself to learn about and use the using the different available poetry forms like haiku, sonnet, etc. Poetry not your thing? Try writing short stories instead. Challenge yourself to write every day for one month.

  5. Pretend you are a news correspondent for a major newpaper or magazine and interview someone that you admire or has greatly influenced your life. Your interview can be based on fantasy or reality. Record your interview and take notes (for reference later, of course). You can transcribe the full interview, add some pictures and present it as gift. Or you can take a portrait of the individual, add your favorite quotes from the interview and it in a nice frame.

  6. Decide to overcome a fear by planning an activity that challenges that fear. For example, if you are afraid of heights, try a little rock climbing, bungee jumping or sky diving. To keep your courage high, bring a friend along who can give you support and encouragement.
  7. Create a dream board.

  8. Take an architectural tour of your local city or town.

  9. Try a new sport or activity like horseback riding, surfing, bowling, cross country skiing, kite flying, etc.

  10. Compose a song or learn to play an instrument.

Do you have any other ideas on how to stay young at heart through lifelong learning? Feel free to share them with us by posting a comment. Happy learning!!

1 comment:

Shelly Marie said...

Great tips Rosemary! I love the idea of Scrabble and other board games!

All the best, Shelly