Can't remember what you didn't learn

Have you ever walked into a room and forgot why you were there?

Or forgotten where you put your keys?

When this happens, the go-to response is usually "My memory isn't what it used to be."

This is an understandable response, given the expectation of brain age & degeneration.

But what's actually happening is a lack of learning.

In the learning process, even performing familiar tasks in new ways, axons sprout and form new synapses. Without continued education, your brain cannot form new synapses, and instead hardwires the old ones. 

AND... that which is not growing, is decaying.

So is your memory not what it used to be? OR are you not giving yourself the space for continued education?

My tip for you today is to take 30 minutes to learn something new. Or at the least, take a different route home from work today.

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