Tag: Mindfulness

Op-Ed: Learning a New Language can Make you Happier, This is Why

Op-Ed: Learning a New Language can Make you Happier, This is Why

As someone who speaks five, I have to admit that learning a language hasn’t always been a source of joy. Studying all that new grammar and vocabulary can be tiring and frustrating. But it can also be incredibly rewarding and fun. What’s more, speaking a new language can make you happier. This is why. It’s a time dedicated only to yourself
When you’re studying a new language, there’s so much happening there, that there’s no time for anything else. Over the span of an hour or two, external factors or worries will be out the window, as you focus completely on that task. A form of mindfulness, if you will. These moments of pure joy are key to enhancing your mental acuteness and your happiness.

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