How To Learn Every Day
There has been a lot of talks recently about how you should be actively learning for an hour every day.
This is all well and good but, being an entrepreneur is pretty hectic. Especially when you throw fitness, family and friends into the mix.
So we wanted to touch on non-intrusive ways you can get your hour of learning into your day.
Track Time Wasted.
• Waiting for the bath to run.
• Waiting for the train to arrive.
• Waiting for the kettle to boil.
• Waiting to pick your children up from school.
There is a lot of ‘dead time’ during our day, but we do not notice it.
Why? Because we typically fill it with the habits of social media or trash tv.
Write a list of all your time that is potentially spent as 'dead time' and actively try to learn something new in this time instead. Courses with short modules are a great option.
We are not fans of multi-tasking big tasks. But tasks like walking, commuting, exercising, cooking, and tidying are the exception as they typically do not use a lot of mental energy.
In this time, play language learning tapes, podcasts, or audible books.
The way to be most efficient about your time is to put a plan in place. Of course, you should be excited about what you are going to learn, but there should also be a little structure.
You don’t want to spend 15-30 minutes just finding sources and topics. So set a goal. There are so many great course sites where you pay a low fee to learn.
That is in addition to books, podcasts, and blogs; learning has never been so accessible.
This brings me to finding something you WANT to learn.
Either a hobby or something that will make your life easier. Think about the elements of your life, business, lifestyle, wellness.
So how does this maximise your time?
Well if you take a makeup course or a yoga course, then you can do as you learn. You are simply learning and enhancing skills that you already practice on a daily basis.
If you think about it, you only have an hour, which in the scheme of 24 hours, is not that bad.
You could do it all in one go.
You could do it in two 30-minute chunks, one in the morning, one in the night.
You could do it in four 15 minute chunks and learn a few different things.
You could incorporate 15 minutes into your morning routine and 15 minutes into your evening routine. There are 30 minutes done right there.
Then you could spend 15 minutes of your commute to a meeting listening to something and then a further 15 minutes while you have your afternoon beverage.
The takeaway here is to make learning fun and give it a purpose.
Do not see it as one more thing on your to-do list.
It doesn’t need to be done all in one go!
About the author
Chloe Slade is the Marketing Manager here at Cone and focuses on creating content that brings business and lifestyle together. Chloe is keen makeup lover, foodie and loves to work from luxurous destinations.