The Mental Benefits of Being Terrible at Something

Apparently, accepting that you’ll be terrible at something can lessen your anxiety. Research shows that aside from being linked to a richer life experience, being more curious and open to new experiences is a good way to keep anxiety at bay. To train your curiosity, Brad Stulberg suggests picking up new skills, likely because the more you embrace the failure that comes with learning new things, the more you’ll also be more open to trying new things.
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