Use This Social Isolation Downtime To Learn Something New
Well, the restaurants are closed for dining-in, and many gyms, theaters, bars, etc have shut their doors, too. That's a bummer. At the same time, perhaps this is an opportunity. One can only binge-watch so many shows before you start to feel your eyes melting out of your face. Why not use this unexpected downtime to delve into learning something new? Perhaps it's something you've wanted to do for awhile, but never seemed to have the time? Maybe now, you do.
There's a plethora of options now from The Great Courses, Masterclass, and even online college courses. However, you may just want to educate yourself and learn a new language using an app or...crazy, I know...from a book on a shelf. *gasp* You could even pick up that guitar that's been sitting in the corner of your spare room for years now and focus on learning a few new chords.
So often we adults get the vibe they've learned everything they need to know to get by in their day to day lives. That may be true. However, I have found that many of the coolest things I ever done and most of the new innovative ideas I have ever had have come from expanding my circle of knowledge. But don't take my word for it. Many of the most successful people you can think of include ongoing learning as one of the very highest priorities.
This could be a simple as reading a book about a subject with which you're not familiar but would like to learn more about. Just the process of learning something new can expand your mind in ways you can't even imagine--not just in what you're learning specifically but across the board.
The Muse offers some interesting perspectives on continuing learning and practical ways to implement learning into your daily life.
Who knows what you'll discover about yourself or what gifts you may find you've had all along that just needed a little bit of nurturing?
By the time the quarantine has ended, you may emerge with a whole new skill set.
Think about it. :)