Skills You Can Learn While You’re In Your House

Many people are dealing with isolation at home. In some countries, it’s required due to COVID-19. In other places, you may have a circumstance that prevents you from going outside much.

No matter what the case is, being home all the time can be a drag, but it’s also a time to learn some skills. Here are some skills you can do while at home.

In-Demand Skills You Can Learn

1] Writing

If you’re reading this, then chances are, you have something to write on. You may have a phone, but it’s still a device capable of typing.

This is a chance for you to sharpen your writing skills. Was there a novel you always dreamed about writing? Do it. Wanting to improve your comedy? Why not write some sets?

With writing, there’s no wrong way to do it, and when you do write, don’t compare yourself to others. Most published works went through many drafts, and your first draft may not be the best thing ever, but you should keep trying. Improving your writing skills is a good thing no matter who you are.

With enough improving, you can possibly make a living from being a writer, be it freelance writing, journalism, or

2] Blogging

This is closely related to writing, but not all forms of blogging use words. Some use video, pictures, or another medium to tell your story or thoughts. Blogging can attract some readers if you’re good enough, and you can possibly make a living off it.

With blogging, you should write what interests you, but also make sure that you have a niche to stand out. Your niche should be specific enough to have little competition, but not so specific that you end up writing for no one.

3] Digital Art

If you’ve always had an interest in being an artist, what better way to do it than when you’re at home? Every computer has some kind of art program built into it. Often, you have to pay some money to get programs such as Photoshop, but there are free alternatives like Gimp, too.

Digital art can involve making art from scratch or manipulating photos. Whichever you choose, you can end up with a masterpiece on your hands if you keep trying. Like writing, don’t compare yourself to others. Just keep drawing and soon you’ll have your masterpiece complete.

4] Crafting

Another good skill you can try is crafting. From making costumes to creating wood sculptures, crafting is something that does require a bit of investment, learning, and trial and error, but if you keep trying, you may find that it’s a skill that you love and that you want to make money.

If you can’t afford it, see if you can craft anything using the goods you have. You may find that homemade, closet crafting can get you far.

5] Decluttering and Selling

If your home is looking a little cluttered, why not try to declutter it? Decluttering is where you take a look at every item in your home and decide if you want to keep, toss, or sell it.

Not only can this help you have a much cleaner house, but you may find some valuable items that you no longer need anymore. By decluttering your home, you can make room for more valuable items in your life.

6] Exercising

Home exercises are always possible, even if you don’t have a gym near you. If you are out of shape and you wanted to get in shape, why not watch a few exercise videos or purchase a few cheap weights? You may be surprised by what you can do. You don’t need to spend thousands to have a good workout.

7] Helping Yourself

Another thing you can do while you’re trapped in the house is to self-improve. We all should grow as people, and one way we do this is through helping ourselves. Here are some ways to do that.

  • Practice mindfulness. Using meditation, breathing, and being in the present, you can put yourself in the moment and defeat any intrusive thoughts that you may have.
  • Write down a list of your strengths and weaknesses. How can you improve what you’re lacking? How can you take what you have and make it even better?
  • Read some inspiring books, fiction or non, and see how they can help you.

Finally, one way you can improve yourself is to

Seek Help!

If you’re stuck at home, you may not think that you can get much help. However, an online therapist or counselor can help you. You can speak to a professional through video or text chat, allowing you to seek help for any issue you have. BetterHelp can assist you with any problem you may have. Seek help as soon as possible if you need it.

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About the author

Marie Miguel

Marie Miguel has been a writing and research expert for nearly a decade, covering a variety of health-related topics. Currently, she is contributing to the expansion and growth of a free online mental health resource with BetterHelp. With an interest and dedication to addressing stigmas associated with mental health, she continues to specifically target subjects related to anxiety and depression.