It’s Never Too Early πŸŒž

790d6893d4c2da333e28ba913c65e0a3.jpgHello all! Happy Monday! 🌞🌞

What one good thing will you do/start today?

For me the answer is: delving into a topic of interest!

One of the perks of being a SAHM is the wonderful opportunity to indulge in the pursuit of knowledge πŸ’– And if you have internet connection, you have absolutely NO excuse to remain intellectually stagnant! πŸ™ƒ

One of my areas of interest is ageing well and, although I’m still a long way off from being physically old, I believe it’s never too early to start establishing some solid habits that will help one age sexily πŸ˜‰

So the other week I received information about a free online course on Strategies For Successful Ageing.Β  It is a 5-week course given by the Trinity College Dublin and is but one of the many free online courses facilitated by Futurelearn.

Here’s an overview of the 5-week course:

  • Week 1: Being Older In this first week, we look at how perceptions of ageing can influence ageing, and explore our own understanding of what β€˜old’ is.
  • Week 2: Being Well In the second week, we investigate strategies for improving mental health, including depression, anxiety and brain ageing. We also discuss what β€˜quality of life’ means, and delve into other key areas for successful ageing including intimacy, how to talk to your doctor, and family solidarity.
  • Week 3: Being Healthy In the third week of our course, we will give strategies for better nutrition, increasing physical fitness through exercise, and improving your brain health.
  • Week 4: Being Engaged The fourth week of the course looks at another important area for successful ageing: social engagement and participation. You will have a chance to perform a life audit and learn strategies for how to plan for the future.
  • Week 5: Being Creative In the final week of the course, we will explore creative ageing, what this means, and why it is important. We will showcase individual creativity and provide you with tips to explore your own creativity.

Fascinating isn’t it? πŸ˜€ And you can be sure I immediately signed up!

I just finished week one (which is mostly introductory) and am excited to move into week 2. The course is self-paced so you can breeze through it as fast as you want or take all the time you need, the 5 week time frame is just a recommendation.

Aside from expanding my horizons, I’m definitely looking forward to learning a few practical tips on ageing well after taking this course.

I’ll keep you posted and, you keep me accountable, ok? πŸ˜‰

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11 Responses to It’s Never Too Early πŸŒž

  1. I’m getting back to exercising today!

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  2. Inspiration!! πŸ’–πŸ˜Š

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  3. Interesting read! 😊

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  4. Kris says:

    How very odd! I, only yesterday, discovered an online birding course on one of my favorite websites and decided it was a ‘need to do’! I will have to wait til I get to a better data plan, though. I hope I don’t forget about it before I get there! But, today? I took mom’s car in to the (I almost wrote vet!!!) car repair place. It turns out it was a very good thing I did this as the problem was a new one and pretty serious. PHEW!

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  5. Wow, the course sounds interesting!!! Double-intriguing as it’s from Trinity College ❀ How did you find it in the end, now that you've finished it? Would you recommend it? Did you learn a lot?

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    • Paardje says:

      It’s definitely very interesting. Unfortunately my interest started to wane as the course went along, especially when I would lag behind the week’s schedule 😦 So I wasn’t able to finish it, although I think I can still go back to it. Maybe online courses require more discipline than I currently have XD πŸ˜›

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      • Ah, tell me about it… I started a course a year ago and couldn’t keep up after lesson two πŸ˜€ *lol* It was an all year course… I can still download the lessons, which I’m planning to do and catch up then. Life was pretty different last year but the excuse is old now, so, time to kick my behind and try again πŸ˜‰ Yes, try again if you get the interest in it πŸ™‚

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