Never stop learning for a life of happiness, adventure and growth

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Never stop learning for a life of happiness, adventure and growth

Knowledge is power, but it also enables freedom and growth as learning leads you on to a life of happiness, new adventures and opens up new opportunities.

Heard the expression ‘every day is a school day’? Well, it is – and it should always be. Learning keeps your mind alive and fresh, giving you the skills and information that you need to keep growing as a person.

Learning, of course, isn’t all academic. Beyond the classroom exists a whole world ready to be explored and understood. Somewhere out there something is waiting that will ignite your passion and make you want to learn as much as you can.

 

“Formal education will make you a living. Self-education will make you a fortune.”
Jim Rohn

 

Learning to live well

Doing well at school is only one part of your learning journey, and while school seeks to provide an academic grounding to allow you to springboard into a good job or into higher education, you also need to learn about life and living well.

Learning is a lifelong aspiration. You should never stop wanting to understand more and trying to get that little bit more out of life. Be a student of life itself.
Focus on what you love, what interests you and what catches your attention but also keep your mind open to new ideas and seek out challenges and change. This will support you to grow as a person.

Consider the things that you want to do and achieve, then work out how to do them. Learn how to keep a positive mindset and to be resilient. With the rapid growth of the internet learning has never been easier and there is information everywhere – just choose trusted sources.

Discover your passion

For help to find your passion and to learn more about yourself and develop a strong mindset or overcome issues you may have faced, Back on Track Teens offers dedicated support and a range of resources.

Learn about the issues you may be facing and how to overcome them, such as gender identity, family conflict, a loss of direction or image anxiety. Learn also how to put the building blocks to success in place and what it is that fuels your passion.

Discover your passion

For help to find your passion and to learn more about yourself and develop a strong mindset or overcome issues you may have faced, Back on Track Teens offers dedicated support and a range of resources.

Learn about the issues you may be facing and how to overcome them, such as gender identity, family conflict, a loss of direction or image anxiety. Learn also how to put the building blocks to success in place and what it is that fuels your passion.

 

“Commit yourself to lifelong learning. The most valuable asset you’ll ever have is your mind and what you put into it.”
Albert Einstein

 

Stay curious

The most important lesson is to stay curious. Continue to question the world and your life. Stay open minded and allow yourself to grow and change to always make the most of life.

Live positively, seek out opportunities, never settle for less than you are happy with and don’t allow yourself to get stuck in your ways and trapped in a narrow mindset.

Embrace life and all it has to offer by learning all that you can about topics that will set your interest alight and support you to live happily.

 

“Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow.”
Anthony J. D’Angelo

 

Dates for your diary

Festival of Learning – Have a Go Month

Learning is so important it needs to be celebrated. Every September the Festival of Learning holds a ‘Have a Go’ month where people are encouraged to attend taster sessions, open days and discover what learning opportunities are open to them. The Festival of Learning is dedicated to encouraging lifelong learning and celebrating the achievements of adult learners.

Back on Track Teens is a great place to learn and develop your skills if you want to help young people reach their potential and navigate issues. With courses such as the online Body Image Programme or Ignition’s coaching course you will learn how to support young people confidently to improve their life and make a real difference.

If you want to try out something new, have a look for a course this September and keep a date in your diary for Lifelong Learning Week this November.

Youth Mental Health Day, 19 September

Youth Mental Health Day (#YMHD22) aims to open up the conversation around children’s mental health to help young people find the confidence to speak up and the support they need. Being open and being able to talk about mental health problems is so important to helping address issues, especially when professional support can be difficult to find and when one in six children aged 5-16 have a mental health problem. Make talking about mental health a priority and check in with your friends and family this September.

International Week of Happiness at Work, 19-25 September

Everybody wants to be happy – and we spend a lot of time at work so being happy in the workplace or in your role is vital. Happy workers are also more productive. International Week of Happiness at Work encourages employers to consider staff happiness and how it can be improved. It is also a good time to consider your own workplace happiness and how it can be improved, such as by lowering stress and taking more breaks.

More than anything though, having a career that you love will make you happy at work. If you are looking for a career that fills you with passion and puts a smile on your face but don’t know where to start, Back on Track Teens can help. Back on Track Teens career coaching and Careering Into The Future courses are designed to ensure that people are in roles that are right for them. If you find a job that you love it will feel more like going to play every day than going to work, so make that a priority.

If you want to try out something new, have a look for a course this September and keep a date in your diary for Lifelong Learning Week this November.

 

“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.”
Henry Ford

 

These photographs show some of the magic that happened over the four days of our “Careering into the Future” residential course this September.

On day one we asked the participants for all of the things that would stop them from getting a job. On day four we asked them to go ahead and remove any of the things that would no longer hold them back – the transformation was phenomenal.

  • In the group labelled mental health, 41 things were present on day one, but by day four there were only 14! That’s a whopping 66% improvement!
  • The environmental group showed a 71% improvement
  • An overall improvement of 62% across all themes proved an excellent outcome

If you would like to register for the next “Careering into the Future” residential course, please click here.

 

Choose the life you want to lead

Lifelong learning should be fun and does lead to a life of happiness. Forget ideas about needing to learn subjects that you find boring or difficult. Learning should fire a passion within you and set your mind alight – give you a new zest for discovery.

Away from a formal education, learning should be inspired by a thirst for knowledge, and unquenchable curiosity. It should be something that you love. If you don’t, stop and start again somewhere else until you find something that you love, but never stop learning.

If your life has been changed through learning or you have lots of information to signpost others to, share these ideas on our social media channel and help young people develop a love of learning that will allow them to grow at every stage of their life.

Pick up a book or get online today to start learning about something that interests you and make the first step on your lifelong learning journey – you’ll never look back.

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