Never stop learning. It is one of the essential needs of people as shared in 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. If you are not familiar, the four needs are: Live, Love, Learn, Leave a Legacy.
To learn more and improve your skills, it is not a matter of working harder... it is about working smarter. It is tempting to cram, study on weekends and optimize caffeine. This is harmful and ineffective.
Here are a few bits of information you might find helpful when trying to conquer new topics:
- The brain finds it difficult to process any new information after 90 minutes of studying. 30 minutes of block study is much more effective.
- A short nap can often refresh and recharge the brain. The recommended time for a good nap is between 20 and 30 minutes.
- Three in every five college students stay up to study all night at some point, but this practice is linked with lower grades.
If you are working a job where a constant learning curve keeps you working overtime, or in school preparing for your masters degree, consider the tips in the infographic below.