I hope you’re having a good week – and a good start to February!

This week’s Mental Sunshine is something you may not have done for a while:

Learn something new…

When was the last time you learned something new?

Once we leave school and have trained in our chosen career, we might not really do much learning.

But there are many benefits to learning new things.

Whether it’s a new skill for work, a new language or a craft.

Learning something can help to boost your confidence and motivation,

And it’s good for your brain to keep building new connections.

As well as this, there’s the social aspect that can come with learning new things.

Learn to look at things differently…

These days it’s really easy to go onto social media and find groups of people who are into the same thing as you.

They can be really helpful with encouragement and tips – and some may even become friends.

Perhaps you could take up knitting, learn a new language, play an instrument or improve your photography skills.

There are numerous online courses available out there, or you could see what’s on offer at your local college.

You might be surprised at the variety available to you.

What would you like to learn?

And, if you’re looking to improve your photography skills, we’d love to welcome you to our Facebook group where you can share your pictures!