How Studying As An Adult Is Not What You May Expect

As children, we learn when we are in school, and we just get on with the day given to us. Eventually, we l
eave and are happy to have our own freedom. But for many of us, we find ourselves either drawn to
learning later on in life or find it necessary for our career development. It can be a little bit of a shock to
the system when you take up studying again. This is because of many things, obviously, as our brains
age they don’t retain information as well, but what Other surprises might we find as we choose to study
later on in life?




Social
In school, we tend to be around other children our own age, but when we go back to school as adults,
we find ourselves mixing with people of all ages and walks of life. Of course, everyone has a common
theme in as much as they have chosen the subject they are studying, and I’ve already graduated high
school before. This means we have a whole new demographic of people to mix with and make friends with. Socialising doesn’t always come easy for everybody, but as we get older, it can be a more pleasant
experience than it was in high school. Ultimately it’s going to be a different scenario either way. And
embracing this for what it is, and making new friends along the road can be an exciting and fulfilling
experience.


Time
There is no getting around the fact that as adults, we have more commitments, less time and mostly a
little less energy too. Many people discover this in full force after the first few weeks of returning to study.
It can knock us, of course, and reduce our confidence if we aren’t careful. But remembering that time
management is a crucial component to the successful study, is essential. 
Fortunately, we now have tools to help us with this, such as the adult audio book, and online project
management tools and time management tools such as the tomato timer. If you’ve decided to go back to
studying when you have children, then you may discover that it’s not just the children preventing your
sleep. Waking up on your desk, with your head resting on a study book, maybe something that will
happen in the early days. But there is a lot to learn and not only just about the subject you have chosen.
It’s character building, and great for your future to learn how to manage the situation.


Memory
Not only is studying amazing for your brain, but it also helps you with your memory and cognitive
abilities. This has been proven to prevent and reduce the likelihood of conditions that affect the brain.
You may, however, find you cannot retain information quite as well as you did once. To manage your
own expectations of what you can do in the early days of returning to studying. Just remember it’s not
easy, but it’s worth it.

Congratulate yourself for taking a big step to return to study. Many people don’t take that leap
of faith and regret it. Just remember to take care of yourself and do your best.

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