Five apps perfect for personal development
Experts tell us that that personal development is an ongoing journey, and we all know that there is always a desire to learn and explore different things. Best of all stretching your mind as well as your body and spirit is the key to good physical and mental health, and this is especially so during lockdown.
Doing, trying and learning something outside our comfort zone and best of all succeeding in it can be a huge boost to your mental wellbeing.
For those determined to learn something new…and when there is little chance of going to the pub or gym then head straight for somewhere like the Lead Academy one of the best and most extensive learning platforms you could wish for. A vast selection of online courses are offered at truly affordable rates. Whether you want to take up or improve your photographic skills for your own personal pleasure or whether you want to learn to code, there will be a course and a group of experts there to teach and guide you, and remember many courses offer professional accreditation on completion, vital for career advancement.
Then there is that great unsung hero of British Education – the Open University, where of course you can sign up and take a degree in your own time, and at your own speed… but it also offers more than 900 free courses.
It is extraordinary and exciting that most of the world wants to help us learn more, laugh more and live better lives. Aside from exploring the Lead Academy and the Open University, why not download one of these brilliant apps to broaden your horizons:
Duolingo is one of the easiest and best ways to learn a language.
Udemy has thousands of courses where you can learn anything from SEO Training to Music making – in fact the ‘Pianoforall’ course can help you in weeks what it used to take years to learn.
Should you just want to sit back and listen to the masters TED talks is just for you. Captains of industry, great scientists, educators, great scientists, award-winning writers, survivors are all available for you to listen and be inspired by in less than 20 minutes.
A platform where scientists meet gamers so create some of the best brain training exercises imaginable.
Mimo is one of the best and easiest ways to learn to code. One of the great modern skillsets. In bite-sized exercises which are thoroughly scientifically backed you will be coding and programming before you know it. It’s fun too!