Corona Virus Disease or COVID19 has literally brought down the superpowers to their knees. I say this not as a vindictive statement but as a statement that portrays the reality. It is the perfect story of David & Goliath. An invisible microbe bringing down the near invincible armies and economies.
The onslaught of the epidemic went far beyond the level of pandemic. More than 3.5 million people are affected by Corona Virus and it has completely changed the world, as we know it.
What is The Impact of COVID19 On You
If you're reading this, you are one of the fortunate ones and you've a roof above your head and probably food on your plate. I don't want to be the bringer of bad news but unless you've a fairly stable job in the public sector, government job or your own business that doesn't depend a lot on logistics, you're going to face an uphill task to get back to the "normal life" that you'd.
Not to scare you, and definitely not to terrify you but it is going to be the way ahead.
Companies are already firing people, promotions will be delayed, social events, public gatherings, are all going to be affected for at least the next 4-6 months.
Your employer, business might come under a stress. Suddenly, you might become dispensable.
If you're an entrepreneur or a self-employed person, business as usual is going to be rough and tough.
However, not all is lost. As you're stuck in the lock down for 14 more days, I think you should definitely attempt to learn at least one of the following, 14 things to do in this lock down.
Why You Should Learn a New Skill
If you're someone like me, who is equally inept or adept on both the sides, then you can try one from both. Just a word of caution, if you're doing these for the first time, it is advisable to start with one or at the maximum one from both sets. The smaller you chew, the better you'll digest and you'll become better at it.
The objective behind learning these skills is to try and make these skills as a marketable product or service that can augment your earnings. This will help you to come out of the pandemic stronger and better.
What To Learn in COVID19 Lock Down
I've tried to classify the things that you can do into two broad classification. Things that are easier for a right brain dominant person or a creative person, and the things that are relatively easier for a left brain dominant person or an analytical person. Although, these classifications doesn't define you completely, they give you a broader guidance.
7 Things For Left Brainer To Learn in COVID19 Lock Down
Left Brainers are people who are better at performing analytical tasks or logical thinking. If you're one among them, then you can attempt to learn one of the following and slowly specialise in it. After gaining sufficient experience, you can use that skill to earn more.
Accounting & Finance
Stock Market & Trading
- Patent Agent Training
- Data Science
AI / Machine Learning / Automation
Google Ads & Analytics
7 Things For Right Brainer To Learn in COVID19 Lock Down
Writing / Blogging
Photography / Videography
Graphic Designing / Digital Arts
Web Designing / UI/UX Designing
Digital Marketing (Content Creation)
- Cooking / Crafts
Now there is no hard and fast rule that you've to be either left or right brainer. You can mix and match and learn as per your wish.
If you need any guidance in learning any of the 14 skills, do let me know. I will help you in all ways that is possible to me. Happy learning & happy earning.
All the best!
May you use the lock down as wisely and usefully as possible.