6 Skills Worth Learning While Self-Quarantining in 2021

It’s 2021, and we’re still dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic that hit our lives early last year. And depending on the location, many people are living under a new phase of restrictions that are keeping them relegated to or near their home. If we’ve learned anything from this past year, it’s that we should probably get used to the self-quarantine life at one level or another since the coronavirus is unpredictable and evolving.

That said, we should also learn to look out for our health and well-being as binging Netflix and consuming delivery pizza are not the keys to long-term wellness. Below, Beauty Harmony Life presents six new skills worth learning from home that can improve your overall well-being and life prospects.

1. Art

Learning to sketch, paint, and/or color is a great way to reduce stress and add enjoyment to your everyday life. It also comes with several cognitive benefits, such as improved memory, enhanced self-awareness, and better self-regulation. Shop online so you can get everything you need for your art projects (e.g., stretched canvas, paint, markers, etc.) shipped straight to your door.

2. Crafts

Creating crafts is another pastime that can yield a plethora of mental health benefits. Whether it’s knitting, sewing, pottery, or any other type of craft, anyone can learn how to do a new craft project. And since there are so many different projects to choose from, you can make it a part of your daily self-care routine without ever running out of ideas.

3. Information Technology (IT)

This is one of the most practical skills on the list, particularly because there is such a high demand for IT skills in today’s marketplace. Besides the fact that IT can be therapeutic for certain individuals, it can also open up your career to a wide array of possibilities as it plays a major role in a number of fields, including business, communication, and healthcare.

If you find that you love IT, consider taking your education to the next level by pursuing an online degree in IT management, cybersecurity, and/or data analytics.

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4. Cooking

This is another practical skill to learn. By learning to cook, you’ll always be prepared to whip up whatever dish you’re craving — and keep it healthy to boot. In turn, you’ll save money and maintain your health and well-being in the process.

5. Puzzles

Doing puzzles is a great way to challenge and stimulate your brain, and it can also prove to reduce stress and anxiety. Try your hand (and mind) at jigsaw, crossword, and/or Sudoku puzzles, and see if you don’t notice some real-deal benefits to your well-being.

6. Exercising

Chances are you don’t need a lecture on the importance of exercise for your overall health and well-being. Rather, you may just need a little motivation on how to start and maintain a solid routine.

Fortunately, there are limitless opportunities for working out in your living room. Many fitness studios and influencers are offering live/pre-recorded streaming sessions online (e.g., yoga, HIIT, strength training, etc.) — some for free and others at affordable rates. Just invest in a few pieces of gear and equipment, tune in, and sweat your way to looking and feeling better than ever.

If you want to set the stage for a healthy, enjoyable, and productive year, it’s time to make meaningful changes to your everyday routine. Filling some of your time learning new skills is a great way to start. Along with exploring the skills listed here, keep doing research on other practical skills that can prove beneficial in your life. In no time, you’ll be feeling more productive and healthier than ever — whether or not you leave your home!

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