Our brains are plastic. In the sense where, if we introduce ourselves to new information or content, practice a new skill or habit, our brain is able to acquire new abilities. This is known as neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is a general umbrella term that refers to the brain’s ability to modify, change, and adapt both structure and function throughout life and in response to experience.
I first came across this concept through the book by Norman Doidge titled, the Brain that Changes Itself, which I highly urge you to read (if you have the time) because of the captivating stories of real people who transformed their lives through their will-power and neuroplasticity.
When we introduce ourselves to something, it creates a neural pathway, and the more we expose ourselves and practise, these neural pathways are strengthened then we become sharper, faster and master what we are practicing. This is because we have exercised and trained those neural pathways. If you want to kick-start a new habit, acquire a new skill or simply improve your understanding of complex topics, then here is a clear and concise video that can help you learn How to Practice Effectively for Just About Anything!
If you need a bit more inspiration to kick-start better habits and choices for 2022 then be sure to check out my article here. Let me know in the comments below what is something new you are trying to learn! Would love to hear your thoughts and connect.