Due to the Coronavirus & COVID-19 outbreak, all of us have been instructed to be isolated for a couple of weeks. Schools and colleges are closed, offices are allowing employees to work from home. I pray this ends soon but till the time, we will have to isolate ourselves and allow the virus to contain itself.
However, I know that 90% of us are going to waste this opportunity just by watching Netflix, TV or just browsing through memes on Instagram and Facebook. But, there are ways to use this time productively. I have created a list which will allow you to explore the possibilities:
1. Obtain New Skills
Ever had a pang of guilt that you are not able to learn something new because you didn’t have enough time? Well, now is the time. Even if you are working from home, I’m sure you have enough time to learn new things because you’re not commuting anymore. With new skills, I’m not suggesting only career-related skills, it can be related to your hobbies too. I personally love Skillshare for obtaining new skills. It has a combination of hobbies and career-related skills. Click here to get 2 months of premium access for Free.
2. Learn About Personal Finance
You’re actually going to save a lot of money by staying at home. No traveling, no parties, no online food orders. If you have been really bad with money, this is the time to learn how to handle it. Read books (Check the list of 52 Personal Finance Books) or watch YouTube Videos.
3. Start a Blog
As I mentioned, 90% of people will be consuming content at their home. If you start a blog, chances are your blog will be easily noticed than before. It creates a great passive income. In fact, I own multiple blogs and earn approximately $1000 every month from all of them. You can refer to another article where I’ve shared steps of starting a blog. If you’re more of a video person, you can check my Skillshare Course here. (2 Months access is free)
3. Read Books
This could be boring for most people. But reading books is actually one of the best habits you can have. It is really important to read at least 25 pages of a book every day. You can check some of the Bestsellers at Amazon here. Start your book reading sprint today!
4. Invest in the Stock Market
Due to Coronavirus, the Global Market has crashed which has also affected the Indian market directly. Right now, you will be buying stocks at a discounted price. Once we hear the good news of the Coronavirus effect ending, the market will bounce back again. Even I have invested in fundamentally strong companies. You can research and choose safe stocks. However, you would need a Demat & Trading Account for investing, there are many brokerage firms but I personally like Upstox (Click here to check) because the online account opening is free here and it is backed by Ratan Tata.
Just sitting at home is definitely going to affect your health and also, immunity. Make sure you work out. Use stairs, do regular pushups or, run in one place. If you have more space, do skipping.
I really hope and pray this ends soon and we go back to normal life. Stay Safe.