Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, people are quarantining themselves at home and it is very easy to go stir crazy. Especially since it is unknown as to when life will go back to normal (and it WILL). But since you may be home for a long time ranging from weeks to potentially a few months, you always can find new things to do to stay busy.
Why not keep your mind occupied and keep exercise it by learning new things? Because there are always new things to learn. Listed below are 5 great things to learn while you are staying home.
1. A New Language
If you are interested in learning a new language, then this is a great time to do it. You can go on Amazon and purchase a translation dictionary of the language you are wanting to learn. There are plenty of online courses as well. For instance, if you are an English speaker that always wanted to learn German but never had the time to do so – now IS the time for that.
2. A New Skill Or Craft
What is something that you want to learn to do? Do you want to learn how to design graphics? Do you want to do a craft such as making paperweights? You can always go on Amazon to buy the materials to make those. You can go on sites such as Udemy to see what interesting skills you can learn. There are plenty of courses on just about anything. You can also do some self-research as well when it comes to teaching yourself a new skill. There may be YouTube videos on it as well. You can also market it as a freelancer or sell crafts on platforms such as Etsy.
3. Enhance The Skills You Have
Do you want to sharpen the skills that you do have? Then this is a good time to do that. You can always take courses on the skills that you have for the purpose of you advancing yourself. For instance, if you are a photographer, and you want to improve on that skill, then there are plenty of courses for that around.
There is no better time than now to learn some DIY hacks. You can learn how to DIY your own furniture as you will need materials to purchase from Amazon. You can DIY clothing, which means you will need to learn to knit or sew. You can DIY an office room by converting a storage room to an office.
This is the best time to learn how to meditate as it is a stressful time due to uncertainty. Meditation is important for your overall well-being. There are plenty of sources that will teach you how to meditate.
Do you know of other things that we can all learn during the weeks we have to spend at home? Why not share them?