Keep learning, me ako tonu

Wellbeing / Keep learning, me ako tonu

Embrace new experiences – awhitia te wheako hou, see opportunities – kimihia ngā ara hou, surprise yourself – me ohorere koe i a koe anō.

Try something new or rediscover an old interest. Sign up for that course or take on a different responsibility at work. Learn to play an instrument or how to cook your favourite food. Set a challenge you will enjoy achieving. Learning new things will make you more confident as well as being fun. Seek out new experiences and dare yourself.

  • Learn something you don’t know about the area in which you live by checking out the local notice boards for interesting talks and events.
  • Write your bucket list – then try something you have always wanted to do but never actually done!
  • Start learning a musical instrument. How about the French horn or the harp?
  • Find and try out a new recipe for a meal, cake or dessert.
  • Commit to identifying a new plant every day for a year – in Maori and Latin.
  • Visit the local public library and see what new books, mags and talks they have.
  • Discover the name of the iwi, hapu, maunga and awa of the place you live.
  • Memorise a new word every week. Practice using it among friends and family.
  • Learn another language. E korero ki a koe Maori? Parlez-vous francais? Talar pu islensku?
  • Put your hand up for a new challenge/training in your workplace to broaden your knowledge.
  • Pass on any of the latest research you find that relates to your professional or sector.
  • Get your colleagues to bring their favourite non-fiction book to work for a book swap -learn about a new topic and your colleagues’ interests at the same time.