When we become adults and our lives—for most of us—begin to revolve around work, housekeeping, finances, and other things that keep us busy, it can be easy to fall out of touch with the curiosity and constant learning that is part of our lives in childhood. If we’re not intentional about keeping our minds curious and exposing ourselves to new ideas every day, we may find ourselves in an intellectual rut. Luckily, there are lots of ways to challenge your mind and learn new things every day without even having to leave your home in our apartments for rent in Tulsa.
Know a friend, family member, or neighbor who would like to experience more curiosity and wonder? Be sure to share this post with them once you’re done the reading! For now, expand your own horizons and take a quick read through these recommendations for lifelong learning.
Subscribe to Educational YouTube Channels
The beauty of YouTube is that it’s completely free, and there are lots of educational and thought-provoking channels on YouTube that you can browse through for digestible content. We recommend finding some channels you like and subscribing to them so that you don’t have to seek out new content, but instead have a feed of curated content that presents you with new topics for learning every day.
Excellent YouTube channels for this purpose include CrashCourse, SciShow, SmarterEveryDay, Veritasium, HowStuffWorks, Ted-Ed, and MinutePhysics, though there are plenty more to choose from no matter your area(s) of interest.
Take Online Classes
You don’t have to go to school to take a course anymore, and the benefit of online platforms like Skillshare and Brilliant.org is that you can access all kinds of courses without being obligated to attend a class at a specific time or do homework you have no time for or interest in. It’s the perfect way to pick up a new skill or deepen your understanding of a topic in a way that easily fits into your lifestyle. With platforms like these, you can access everything from Photoshop classes to Physics 101 to public speaking classes.
Visit a Museum
Whether you’re at home in Tulsa or you’re traveling to a new place, visiting a museum is a great way to learn about the world around you. Plus, it makes for an excellent afternoon activity on the weekends (or non-work days), and can be an enjoyable outing whether you go with friends or family or alone with the freedom to explore at your own pace.
Listen to an Educational Podcast or Audiobook
Sometimes making time to sit down and devote your attention to a book can feel unrealistic, especially on our busiest days. One of the advantages of podcasts and audiobooks is that you can listen and learn while you’re working on something else, like making dinner, commuting to work, folding laundry, and so on. Plus, many podcasts are completely free, and there are tons of fantastic podcasts out there.
Excellent podcasts that will get you thinking include Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness, 99% Invisible, Rationally Speaking, The Infinite Monkey Cage, and more.
Are you ready to learn something new? We hope this post has inspired you to take advantage of all the resources available to keep your mind sharp and learn something new every day! If you enjoyed this post and you’d like to keep hearing all our tips and recommendations, you can bookmark our blog page for easy access to all our upcoming blogs. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram as well so you never miss our community events, updates, and special promotions!