A lot of New Year’s resolutions focus on self-improvement. Some of them are notoriously difficult to achieve and good intentions quickly fall by the wayside.
One relatively easy-to-keep resolution is to engage in lifelong learning. Taking a class can fit into even the busiest schedule.
There are many reasons to continue your education: to improve your workplace skills, to earn a credential or to prepare for a career change.
Those are common reasons to learn, easily measured by your professional results. But are you aware that numerous studies indicate that lifelong learning improves your:
- adaptability to change
- brain health
- long-term cognitive ability
- interpersonal skills
We would love to promise that it can also help you lose those last 5 pounds, but that’s a whole different New Year’s resolution.
Classes are starting soon — classroom, online, evening, weekend. Start looking for your learning opportunity on the Continuing Education website and happy learning in 2015!
— by Karen McCarthy
— photo by Kevin Yee