Learning a skill requires time, but there’s lots of times throughout the day that can be used for skill acquistion. Some things take very little effort, like listening to a podcast while commuting to work (but are you actually listening?).
I like doing things you already do, but differently. For example, I’d like to become ambidextorous. So what do I do?
- Brush my teeth with my left hand
- Eat my meals with chopsticks in my left hand
- Use my mouse with my left hand (bonus! makes you use your mouse less so you’re faster with keyboard shortcuts)
I look silly and it takes longer - but less so each day.
To improve my flexibility, I stretch or squat (check out Ido Portal’s 30/30 challenge) while brushing my teeth or while chatting with my roommates.