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Skill Sets That You Can Learn During Social Isolation

The whole world has taken a massive hit because of the current coronavirus pandemic. So far, the best solution to prevent the deadly spread of COVID -19 is to stay at home and practice social distancing. In other words, Total Lockdown. 

While the world has come to a halt, a lot of netizens have set upon utilizing this free time to rifle through their Netflix and Prime accounts, but we are here to present you with some skill sets that you can acquire during this period of self-isolation. 

Check them out!

1. Music Theory and Production

Music is a part of our daily lives. Some people even sleep with their earphones plugged in. Not saying that it’s an excellent habit to do so, but you can definitely turn your passion for music into something worthwhile during this lockdown. 

The requirements are pretty basic. All you need is 

  • Either a laptop or a desktop
  • Good internet connection 
  • The willingness to learn. 

Many of the online academies like Shaw academy already offer one of their courses for free. There you can select “Diploma in Music,” and your journey of learning begins. If you have already used up the free course, don’t get disheartened. There are plenty of YouTube channels offering step by step lessons on music theory, for free. 

Now, the more advanced music enthusiasts, who have already learned sufficient theory and want to experience hands-on production work, can try out the Free trial version of Logic Pro by Apple. However, even if you don’t own a Mac, you can alternatively opt for a 90-day free software trial offered by “Ableton Live,” one of the most reputed DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation). 

Music allows you to bring something into existence out of thin air, and it’s almost like magic. Use this time to indulge your inner musician and freely share it with the world.

2. Learning a Foreign Language

This growing pandemic has forced everyone to stay inside their homes, but of course, we all have dreams of traveling. Walking the unknown yet enchanting streets of a foreign destination, having brand new experiences, tickling the taste buds with new exotic dishes, and having meaningful conversations with strangers around the globe, are some of the things that every one of us desires.

However, not only the conversations but an entire trip can go a lot smoother if we can communicate in the native tongue of a place while traveling. So, wouldn’t learning a new language be far more beneficial than binge-watching “Friends” for the tenth time? 

To start right away with this goal, you can check “Duolingo,” a language learning app available for both android and iOS. Another such app is “Memrise,” which has the benefit of customized learning available. These apps provide you with a basic understanding of the vocabulary and grammar. Although they are best for learning how to speak the language casually, but a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step!

So, what’s stopping you? 

3. Health, Fitness, and Nutrition

Fitness is a really tricky domain. It takes a lot to understand the intricacies of staying fit. Contrary to popular belief, being fit doesn’t only mean staying within a prescribed weight range but also encompasses maintaining a balanced state of mind and subsequent conscious approach towards a healthier body. 

Knowing how to achieve it is even trickier as there are different ways to deal with varying types of bodies and various states of mind. 

We cannot forget the importance of nutrition as well. Take nutrition out of the picture, and all of the hard work that you just put in during the workout goes in vain. Only by going through reputed overall fitness expert channels on YouTube like “AthleanX,” you can learn pretty much all that you need to stay fit at home.

But if you want to go further and learn professionally, then there’s nothing better than the diploma courses being offered by several online academies

They not only provide you with a scientific process of understanding the intricacies of health and fitness but also lets you complete the entire course at your own pace. Moreover, you can get certified to help and train others as well.

A healthy body not just enables you to look better, but it has also been proven to boost immunity levels along with alleviating stress. So, use this time productively to get yourself and your family a more robust and healthier future!