“Dónde está mi cabeza?”
If you’ve been wondering where your head is — or experiencing brain mush when you need mental clarity — voici une solution: Try picking up a new language.
Studies show that learning a new language is a beneficial addition to self-care routines. Formal or informal lessons can provide structure important to mental health. Learning a new language also has been shown to:
- help stave off forgetfulness by improving memory skills;
- help increase attention spans and cognitive ability;
- help pass time at home in productive ways that can enhance your career; and
- enhance your ability to pick up nuances and subtleties in different situations.
You can check out virtual learning options through your local community college or university, or study on the go using free apps like Duolingo or Memrise. There are nearly as many platforms to explore as there are languages to learn.