Women UK look at 7 new skills to learn at home from starting a new online business to dancing. Using our time in isolation to learn a new skill at home can have long term benefits as well as keeping our time occupied, good for our mental health and can be great fun.
Learn A New Language.
Although this might seem an obvious ‘go to’ choice, think about how this will look on your C.V or indeed your holiday experiences once we are all travelling again. Duolingo is a free to download, language learning app that you can spend as little as 10 minutes a day perfecting your Spanish, French, German, Japanese or even Latin. There are 30 languages to choose from and your plan is personalised to your ability across speaking, listening, reading and writing. A real winner for a new skill to learn.
Learn to Cook Skill
A skill that will need very little investment, improving your culinary prowess or starting from scratch with cooking is simple. There’s plenty of cookbooks to suit every palette, budget and diet. You can practise from online recipes, tutorials and videos. Why not try something different to your usual? Go plant based or vegetarian? Another option might be to theme your cooking by country. Italian, Chinese, Moroccan, Indian, USA or so. Have a week of different themed cooking with words from each county to be spoken. A night to get all the family involved! A great new skill to learn at home that the whole family can enjoy.
Learn to Dance
Ever fancy being able to strut your stuff on the dance floor with ease? Up your dance game with at-home classes, you can follow along with online, going at your own pace and being right next to a shower when you’ve worked up a sweat. With lots of dance genres to choose from, you now have the time to perfect those moves. For some inspiration, think ballet, hip hop, northern soul, Zumba, cha cha, Irish dancing or ballroom. What are you waiting for?
Start An Online Business
What better time in this arena of financial insecurity to start an online business from home. With lots of companies now offering low entry of free start ups, it’s the perfect time to think about supplementing your income. Wherever your are of interest lies, there are lots of options to look for. Multi- level marketing companies are a great way to build a business at your own pace. We particularly like Nuskin, free to join, in 50 countries and over 250 products across health supplements, beauty, make up and skin care. For more info on Nuskin contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org A new skill to learn at home that also pays you, a winner! Read how us Britons are the highest spenders online here
Learn to do Art
Ever want to explore the creative side of you? Drawspace offers both free and paid drawing lessons for beginners, intermediate and advanced artists. YouTube channel WowArt, is also an easy resource to take advantage of during self-isolation with its 30-minute tutorials using household items like cotton buds, toothbrushes and spoons.
Learn to Code
Never done coding before but always wanted to be better with tech? Start with an online class such as Code Academy, which offers free classes and paid monthly memberships from £15.99 where you’ll be set projects, have access to step-by-step guidance by coding experts and peer support from other students, all without leaving the sofa.
If it’s something you want to do together with your kids, try Detective Dot, for eight-year-olds and older, The megapack for £18.99 includes a storybook that doubles as a lesson in coding, six STEM-based missions, stickers sheets, a personalised letter from the mock-CIA, membership card and a lifetime CIA membership to online missions and games. A great new skill to learn at home that keeps you up to date.
Learn to do Makeup and Beauty Treatments
Grooming going downhill as no more beauty appointments, try teaching yourself make up skills, nail art or facial treatments. With a plethora of online tutorials, why not take the time in isolation to create some new looks for yourself and give you the once over pampering. While there are many makeup schools online to dust up on your smoky eye and colour matching skills, the best place we’d recommend is YouTube. Everything is free and there’s no shortage of experts to watch. A great new skill to learn at home that has you looking your best.