12 Days Of Christmas - Day 3
This holiday season, Best Mommy Life wants to gift you with 12 days of restoration. Each day we will post one thing that we want to challenge you to do, and this one thing will challenge you to grow, will encourage you to change, and will gift you with something tangible to make your journey in this life a little bit easier. There is no gift better than what heals the soul, down deep where the core resides, to ease your life’s struggles and better face each day. We certainly hope you enjoy them and USE them to their fullest potential now and each day forward.
"Have you ever heard the phrase, “When you stop learning, you stop growing”? It’s definitely true and our brains have an endless supply of learning capability."
Always aim to learn new things! There is such strength and integrity in learning new things every so often. Learning new things isn’t just great for, well… knowing about new things, it’s also great for mind exercise. Have you ever heard the phrase, “When you stop learning, you stop growing”? It’s definitely true and our brains have an endless supply of learning capability. It could be that you learn something relatively small one day, but on another day take a class or try a new sport for the first time. Whatever you choose to learn, go all in. Be consistent and don’t stop when it’s tough.
The tough times are when we refine our character and strengthen our resolve. Big challenges produce big rewards. Even if it’s not something that you do forever, the wisdom and knowledge gained from accomplishing something new during a season of our lives is reason enough to add it to your life’s portfolio.
"There are so many reasons to learn new things. Are your children wanting to learn how to play a musical instrument or a new sport? Do it with them!"
There are so many reasons to learn new things. Are your children wanting to learn how to play a musical instrument or a new sport? Do it with them! There is an overabundance of stories of regret told by parents who missed out on precious time with their children, all because they didn’t take the time to do new things with them. Does your son enjoy basketball? Take a few minutes to join him outside while shooting some hoops!
Even if you only try it a few times, and spend the rest of the time observing him practice, the attention that you give to him enjoying something he is passionate about is priceless. Does your daughter have dreams of becoming a doctor when she grows up? Spend a day at the library or on the internet learning about all the types of doctors there are and what they do. Chances are, you’ll learn something new in the process!
One thing on many people’s bucket list is to learn a new language. Learning a new language is such a profound accomplishment. It helps with memory function, decision making skills, the ability to multitask, attention span, and has many other benefits. This is definitely a long term accomplishment and may take years to perfect, but the rewards that come with learning a new language cannot be overstated. You might even be able to use it to earn additional income or volunteer your time helping others that need translation services. The possibilities are endless!
"Cooking is not only one of the best gifts you can give your family, it’s also something you can do to spend quality time together and to teach them how to cook as well. They’ll surely thank you later!"
Something else that many people aspire to learn about is gardening. The great thing about gardening is that it’s so versatile, and there is virtually an endless amount of solutions that can be found to make gardening a possibility even in the most resource-limited circumstances.
You can have a small herb garden on a balcony or in your kitchen. You can have a large crop garden in your backyard. No matter what you choose to garden, it will require you to learn new things about different types of flowers and plants that you probably didn’t know before. Join a gardening community and learn from other people that have experience with what you are wanting to garden. Gardening can be a very fulfilling accomplishment, not to mention the added benefits of growing your own food!
Finally, cooking is always a great option for learning new things. No matter what your skill level is with cooking, you can easily find something new to learn to take your skills to another level. Learn to bake and decorate cakes, make preserves and jellies, cook a unique ethnic food cuisine, or try something new for the holidays that you’ve never done before like mastering a turkey or ham.
Regardless of what you endeavor to achieve with cooking, there are many benefits to sharpening your cooking skills. Cooking makes you more creative, it tends to make you healthier overall, and it will probably save you lots of money versus eating out. Cooking is not only one of the best gifts you can give your family, it’s also something you can do to spend quality time together and to teach them how to cook as well. They’ll surely thank you later!
"Honoring yourself with continuous learning is one of the very best gifts you can give yourself, and in turn give to others as well."
Take a minute today and brainstorm ten new things that you would like to learn. You can certainly revise your list as needed. Write them down and make it a priority to spend time learning them this coming new year. Honoring yourself with continuous learning is one of the very best gifts you can give yourself, and in turn give to others!
Happy Holidays From Best Mommy Life!
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