Dedicate 30 Minutes A Day To Learn Something New

Dedicate 30 Minutes A Day To Learn Something New

You’re probably aware that 30 minutes is the recommended amount of time you’re supposed to spend exercising every day, but productivity blog Stepcase Lifehack suggests using that same time allotment to exercise a different part of your body: your brain.

Photo by Fernando de Sousa.

It’s easy to get stuck working only on the skills you use for your career or your daily life. Stepcase Lifehack recommends setting aside 30 minutes a day to work on a new skill or to learn about a new subject you’re interested in. The process is pretty easy: pick a skill or subject you want to learn, schedule in 30 minutes per day to work on it, and then after a few months check in to see what you learned. It’s a simple idea reminiscent of school practise techniques, but it’s easy to forget to do this in adult life.

How 30 Minutes a Day Can Increase Your Intelligence [Stepcase Lifehack]


  • That’s what I do in the train (45 min both ways). I’ve looked at courses available for free on iTunes U and can watch the lessons on my iPad in the train 🙂
    It’s been different and entertaining 😉

  • On work days, its work then fall asleep learning something interesting or new. On non-work days, I can do it from morning to 3am. Sometimes, learning IS better than sex 🙂

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