Since becoming a global phenomenon in February, the coronavirus has upended the world and reshaped how 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 to help them thrive and survive—in 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
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
The connection is an innate human need, and people haven’t let the coronavirus squash that trait. We have collectively come together to tweak how we do the things we love, from working out to celebrating birthdays.
8. Identifying fake news
Before the coronavirus pandemic, trust in the media was at an all-time low. Still, people are turning to journalists as much as to health officials to inform them about what’s happening in the battle against the virus.
An all-out war against fake news and conspiracy theories has also emerged. As a society, we are getting better at reading real news and calling out the dangerous, phony stuff.
7. Being flexible
With every day bringing more news about how the fight against COVID-19 is evolving, the one primary 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 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 hair, regardless of style and texture.
5. Making your beauty treatments
With closed salons, people have been forced to create beauty treatments at home, from face masks to nail polish removers. The result is a movement trending toward all-natural skincare.
4. Emptying your cupboards
With store shelves running bare of various 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
Many people have found solace in these trying times by revisiting some yore tasks, and nothing has become more popular than baking.
Everywhere you look on social media, people showcase the goods they’ve whipped up, from pancakes to bread.
2. Managing your time
Remember when you could keep to a schedule and check off a day’s to-dos? Neither do we.
Since the coronavirus pandemic began, many have had to alter their schedules to accommodate various factors drastically—changes to store hours, homeschooling, and hiccups in technology. The result has been a collective ability to manage time efficiently.
1. 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 suspicious emails and have even started to increase our passwords’ strength.
Source: | Espresso