It is undoubtedly a trying time for us all as we are coping with lockdowns and constrained to remain in our homes. Let’s save ourselves from the frustrations of self-isolation by learning a new skill or upgrading the current ones. It is productive and you can expand your knowledge in this manner.
After all, personal growth is central to many psychological theories of long-term happiness.
Here are 5 ways you can learn new skills during the quarantine to make the most of this spare time.
1. Learn for Free on YouTube from the comfort of your couch.
Youtube is brimming with free tutorials, educational guides & live streams on topics ranging from cooking, photography, computer coding, web design, etc.
2. Enroll for Online Courses for a skill you've been wanting to develop for a long time.
Skills relating to Digital Economy are expected to bolster your career in the time of economic uncertainty. Check out Coursera, Udemy, EDX, SEMrush, and other verified platforms for e-learning programs.
3. Practice meditation for life skills that are going to help you today and tomorrow.
It is globally proven to be one of the most powerful tools in increasing your focus & productivity, improving patience, and enhancing decision-making powers. Start devoting 10 minutes and slowly pace up! Try Calm, Headspace, Insight Timer & other apps available on iOS and Android.
4. Read books.
The pages of wisdom can teach you that life goes faster than you thought. It's no alternative for the lived experience but can surely save you from gritting your teeth later. You can download eBooks at a nominal cost at Google eBookstore, Openlibrary, Amazon, etc.
5. Invest time in Networking.
Simply do it over your phone by communicating and understanding other people's ideas, perspectives, advice, and guidance. If done right it can bring value to your work, career, and life. Try networking platforms like Facebook, LinkedIn, Meetup, Quora, and others.
With the above-mentioned ways, you can up-skill yourself in technical, behavioral, functional, and personal areas and transform this quarantine period into the ‘me-time' that you yearned for.
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