August 21, 2007

10 Ways to Add Youthfulness and Learning to Your LIfe

In the spirit of lifelong learning month, we thought we'd give you some ideas on how to incorporate this idea into your life. Here's a list of ten items to get your juices flowin'!

  1. Read a book that you haven't read since you were a kid. Or better yet, read a book that you thought was dreadful in high school or junior high. You might be surprised how good it is now.

  2. Hop in your car and drive in a direction you have never been to before. Stop at any interesting locations along the way. For best results, do this on the spur of the moment and with no particular destination in mind.
  3. Visit a museum of your choice.

  4. Try a new cuisine or a new recipe. For the really adventurous, take a month to go through the alphabet, and eat at a restaurant that begins with each letter.

  5. Learn a new language. Sign language counts.

  6. Take a hike on a beautiful trail. Bring along a book on trees, flowers or birds and try to identify items as you hike.

  7. Learn how to quiet your mind through meditation.

  8. Start a journal and record your thoughts, favorite quotes and/or lessons that you learn every day.

  9. Rent a classic movie and watch it with a friend. For extra credit discuss if it really merits being considered a "classic."

  10. Try your hand at painting. For a little added nostalgia and a lot of laughs, rent a Bob Ross video (The "Happy Trees" Guy). For the more serious-minded, take an art class.

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