10 New Skills You’ll Have At The End Of the COVID-19 Crisis

Managing your time
Managing your time

Since becoming a global phenomenon in February, the coronavirus has upended the world and reshaped the way we all live our lives. Billions of people have spent long periods in quarantine or self-isolation, and entire cities have been locked down.

People have begun to adapt to these new circumstances by learning skills that will help them thrive and survive—in the time of COVID-19 and well into the future

 

Here Are 10 New Skills You’ll Have At The End Of the COVID-19 Crisis

 

10.Mastering technology

Mastering technology
Mastering technology

Zoom. Houseparty. TikTok. Technology has been humanity’s saving grace during this pandemic, helping countless people, including seniors, fight loneliness. Many of us are also now multitasking-app savants, leading to increased productivity.

 

9.Staying in touch

Staying in touch
Staying in touch

Connection is an innate human need, and people haven’t let the coronavirus squash that trait. We have collectively come together to tweak the way we do the things we love, from working out to celebrating birthdays.

 

8.Identifying fake news

Identifying fake news
Identifying fake news

Before the coronavirus pandemic, trust in the media was at an all-time low, but now people are turning to journalists as much as to health officials to inform them on what’s happening in the battle against the virus.

An all-out war against fake news and conspiracy theories has also emerged. We, as a society, are getting better at reading real news and calling out the dangerous, fake stuff.

 

7.Being flexible

Being flexible
Being flexible

With every day bringing more news about how the fight against COVID-19 is evolving, the one major skill everyone has had to learn is flexibility.

There are more unknowns than knowns, and settling into that reality has been an uncomfortable process. But after a few weeks, many have adapted—with people creating home offices to work from home and schools setting up online tutoring for students.

 

6.Cutting your own hair

Cutting your own hair
Cutting your own hair

Hair grows about half an inch per month, so it was probably inevitable that people would start craving a trim after a few months in lockdown.

That’s especially true for those with short ’dos. There are now hundreds of online tutorials for trimming your own hair, regardless of its style and texture.

 

5.Making your own beauty treatments

Making your own beauty treatments
Making your own beauty treatments

With salons closed, people have been forced to create their own beauty treatments at home, from face masks to nail polish remover. The result is a movement trending toward all-natural skincare.

 

4.Emptying your cupboards

Emptying your cupboards
Emptying your cupboards

With store shelves running bare of a variety of items, and some things available but hard to find, many people are creating recipes based on the ingredients they have in their cupboards.

There are so many recipes for cooking with pantry staples, it’s become almost second nature for folks to create delicious concoctions based on what they have instead of what they can buy.

 

3.Baking instead of buying

Baking instead of buying
Baking instead of buying

Many people have found solace in these trying times by revisiting some tasks of yore, and nothing has become more popular than baking.

Everywhere you look on social media, people are showcasing the goods they’ve whipped up, from pancakes to bread.

 

2.Managing your time

Managing your time
Managing your time

Remember when you could keep to a schedule and check off all of a day’s to-dos? Neither do we.

Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many have had to drastically alter their schedules to accommodate a variety of factors—changes to store hours, homeschooling, hiccups in technology. The result has been a collective ability to manage time efficiently.

 

1.Protecting yourself online

Protecting yourself online
Protecting yourself online

Predators and scammers have tried to make good use of this new “living online” time to do awful, illegal things, which has meant we’ve all had to become more aware of the need to protect ourselves against virtual threats.

We’re now better able to identify emails that look suspicious and have even started to increase the strength of our passwords.

 

Source: | Espresso