Ways To Work on Yourself While At Home

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Whether you’re working from home or have suddenly found some time for yourself - here’s a list of things you can work on for your professional and personal life, all in the comfort of your own home. 

1. Take An Online Class, They’re Free!

Maybe you haven’t been a student for a while, or maybe you are one right now, either way it’s always a great time to learn. Well, actually it may technically be a better time to learn, because so many Universities have put courses online for FREE. 

Have you ever wanted to learn about bitcoin and cryptocurrency? Princeton (yes, the Princeton University) is offering a free, video-online course to help you learn all about the subject, along with dozens of other areas of interest. 

Other Ivy League schools such as Harvard and Yale are also offering free online classes in areas such as Art & Design, Computer Science, and Education & Teaching, among others. 

Here is a complete list of over 450 free online classes. 

Whatever your interest, you’re sure to find an online course about the subject! And why not? You've probably got the time.

 

2. Learn A New Language 

We might not be able to travel right now, but why not learn some Spanish or Italian, or maybe some German or Mandarin. 

There are countless videos and online courses online to help you get started. 

A personal favourite among many is DuoLingo, a free app and website, that is a great and fun place to start learning a new language. There’s also a kids version of the app to keep your little ones learning right beside you! 

 

 3. Freshen Up That CV 

Even though you might not be looking for a new job, it would be a great thing to just update your CV and keep it fresh. And if you’ve learned anything new during your weeks at home, why not add in those new skills! 

And, if you’re feeling creative, why not try making a completely new CV on Photoshop or on CV-making websites like Canva. It’s a fun way to get your creative juices flowing and a good way to reevaluate your skills and realign your interests.

 

4. Documentaries, Documentaries, Documentaries

You can learn a lot from documentaries. Not every documentary can be considered an “educational” one, but instead of watching another docu-series about a serial killer, why not switch it up for something that can teach you something about the world while still being entertaining. 

Vox’s EXPLAINED series on Netflix is a great example. It explores a range of topics in short 20ish minute episodes that cover a range of topics from: diamonds, animal intelligence, and why women are paid less than men. Some topics are lighter than others, but they are all a pretty interesting watch.

 

5. Meditation and Yoga

If you’ve never delved into the world of meditation and/or yoga - why not start now? You don’t need any equipment and there are plenty of apps (like Headspace for meditation) and videos (either on YouTube or streaming through social media apps) that can help get you started on your journey into relaxation and finding inner peace. 

 

Now might be a good chance to work on yourself and to find something that interests you. It’s a great time to be curious. And an even better time to have high-speed internet!