We are going to answer to that question based on a the fact that people who use their brains more through furthering their language tend to have lower rates of dementia and memory problems later in life regardless of education levels, gender or occupation.
As more research is being done, it is increasingly apparent that learning at least 1 more language can delay or stall the development process of Alzheimer’s and dementia.
After a week of confinement you might not get these two diseases mentioned above (hopefully not) however you can feel overwhelming bouts of anxiety and in times like these, it is completely normal to feel this way.
The process of becoming bilingual exercises your brain, challenges you to concentrate and boosts key problem-solving skills. You never know what will happen in the future so make sure your brain is ready in case of a zombie invasion (just kidding)
Bilingualism opens the mind in a very fundamental way.
So, knowledge of languages can be of great benefit, no matter what you do or what age you are or where you are confine. Obviously, we can’t completely prevent a certain decline in your mood that will come with time, but keeping the brain in good working order and expanding your knowledge through learning a new language can delay the progression of getting completely mad.
"En résumé" learning languages equals training your brain, equals prevent mental decease such as the above, therefore, your confinement / self isolation is going to become “une party de plaisir”
Also, when you learn a new language, your brain has to take a step back from all these unwanted and unpleasant negative thoughts that contribute to your mental struggles.
For example, if you are watching a 24-hour news channel, spending your day complaining on how everyone in the world is gonna die or watching pandemic and other apocalyptic films/series on Netflix you need a break!
Rather, your brain has to start understanding words in your target language and this conscious effort to decipher foreign words will distract you from your persistent mental negative thoughts.
Language learning clearly can be beneficial for your mental health as well as give your life more purpose.
How about taking the leap to begin day one of your new foreign language challenge?
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