Senait Tadesse on Why Learning About Other Cultures is Good For Your Mind

You're never too old to start learning about other cultures, especially as we all become more connected than ever before.

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It’s easy to get stuck in your routine and go through each day without taking the time to learn and expand your knowledge. Going to your 9-5 could make you feel like a robot, but even though it’s easy to forget, you have the ability to keep your mind excited and appreciative of what each day brings. Especially when you are facing burnout, which comes as a result of chronic workplace stress, it’s important to learn new ways to keep your mind active. 

If you ever feel stressed or overwhelmed, one way to combat these feelings is to learn about a different culture. Taking the time to learn about other cultures will give you the ability to connect with more people than you had previously. Connecting and speaking with people is a great way to relax and relieve stress. It can also give you a new perspective on your life and may provide you the ability to improve your day-to-day. 

One of the many positives to learning about other cultures is the increased curiosity you may experience. Dedicating time to learn about another culture or even learn a new language is a motivating factor for getting out of your comfort zone and start to travel! Visiting a city that speaks the new language you learned can improve your skills and allow you to meet more people. 

Aside from motivating you to travel and connect with more people, learning about other cultures can help to stimulate your mind and challenge your thought processes. It can change your way of thinking and make you realize that there may be more than one way to do something. This can help you excel in various areas of your life, including at work. You may learn a new way to organize or structure your day and improve your productivity and reduce the stress that you may feel. 

With the ever-increasing connection between people from all over the world, be sure to take time to learn about and understand how other people live. The internet can connect us at any time of the day, so why not learn more about the people you’ll interact with more and more! 

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