Due to the increasing number of Corronavirus cases, colleges are closed, businesses moved to work from home, and we individuals are confined to our homes. We have enough time for ourselves, aren’t we? But how are we making use of this time? Are we using this lockdown period to meet the world as a better person when lockdown is lifted? Or are we simply killing the time?
If you fall among the people spending time on Netflix, games and being a lazy butt. This post is an alarm for you! Wake up and work on yourself, upgrade your skills, add something new to your profile, and explore the real you.
Here today, we are sharing 5 hacks that you can use to upskill yourself during the lockdown period. But before we share these powerful upskill ideas, we hope your are not neglecting your physical and mental health. So without any further ado, let’s start.
Take a Course Online
Staying confined to four walls won’t make you a rocket scientist, buy yes it can make you a better professional. Whatever your job is, take a related course online to add to your skills. Or learn something new, there are many platforms that help you do so. Some of the best platforms to take a course online are: Udemy, Udacity and Coursera.
Hop on to their websites from here –
Udemy – This online learning platform offers tools and skills to help you grow. Take any course according to time of your choice. To learn add a new skill has been made easy.
Udacity – To master your tech skills, go to Udacity. They offer courses and degrees to make you job-ready.
Coursera – This online learning platform offers courses, certificates and degrees from various companies and and universities.
All these online learning platforms offer variety of courses from experts on various fields. From professionals to students, anyone can benefit with the use of these platforms.
Learn From YouTube
If you are still using YouTube as an entertainment platform, you must know that if used wisely it can help you upskill yourself. There are many educational channels on YouTube for every age group of people that help them gain more knowledge in the area they have an interest.
Some of the channels that Tech professionals would love are: Tech Insider, TechCrunch, Mashable and CNET.
A few YouTube Channels that will help students are: Bozeman Science, Byjus, Unacademy and Learn Engineering.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies . . . The man who never reads lives only one.” – George R.R. Martin
Since childhood we have heard that people learn and grow, and without learning there is no growth. We read for may purpose for developing skills, quitting bad habits, motivation/inspiration, vocabulary improvement or for just reading. No matter what your reason is, we suggest you to read. Consider books as your friend in quarantine, trust me you will come out as a better person if you read.
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Level Up Your Skills
To level up your skills, learn and practice. If you are a programmer, learn new language and take certification to move one level up on your existing skills. If you are a speaker, learn to keep your audience engaged, do mirror practice. If you are a leader, learn new formula of leadership. Know where you need to improve on your skills, learn, practice and repeat. What skill would you like to level up?
Enrich Your Mind
Do you have a fixed mindset? Despite what people believe, you have a limited thinking. So this is the time to grow your mind, be mindful of your thoughts and avoid being a victim of unconscious. Move away from the clutches of past, know what is happening in your current life and know where your thinking is. To feel the mindfulness practice yoga, meditation or any form of exercise that takes your brain for a jog.
Also Read – Ways That Help Master Your Mind
Undertake Frequent Self Improvement
Engross yourself in motivating material that encourages you to be a better version of yourself. If you fall victim of lazy habits, you will pay the price in the coming time. You still wondering what we are taking about, personal development it is. Those who think it is of no use, for them I have a quote from Henry David Thoreau– “You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one.”
We often think it is easy for others, so now is the time to be in their shoes and understand how hard they have tried to be the person they are today. Until we walk in their story of struggle, it is hard to know. Don’t land on a conclusion too early, put in the best efforts to upskill and success will follow. Be an optimist and follow the hacks shared, you will see a better you.
We all see life from a different eye, if you have something to add to this post, write it in the comments below!