I keep on learning new and expanding my knowledge and horizon. I came across this situation in many times and not only in my case, but it is also a universal problem for everyone.
So why do we get a headache when we try to learn new?
The simple reason is, when we try to learn new there is more blood flow and metabolism happening in the brain. Think brain like a CPU, So when we try to learn new we are telling the brain to process it Since the subjects are very new, and brain needs more horsepower to handle it.
To overcome this,
Number 1: Follow the Pomodoro technique, the method is very straightforward. For every 30 minutes work, break the work into 25 minutes and last 5 min for the break. It is a very awesome technique and works efficiently, and you can learn more about it over here.
Number 2: Drink more water, water helps to loosen up the stress and helps us to focus better. I came across same technique during my “Art of Living” class. They instruct the participants drinks as much water as you can. So that it helps to relax and focus more.
So getting a headache is a real good sign when we are learning new or trying new things. Take breaks and drink more water to handle it. Hope this helps you in learning and master new.