Are you feeling bored during this lockdown?
It’s the perfect time to develop your personal skills!
But why should I focus on my personal skills during such a pandemic?
Well, you got an opportunity to get away from other works temporarily and give time to yourself. You have myriads of options with you to work on yourself and understand the values and goals of your life. The way you invest in personal skills won’t go in vain.
Last week, I worried about not having options with me to do as I have been in isolation for nearly 15 days. But, I was wrong. I found a strategy so I can emphasize my personality.
Here are the most helpful options you can engage during such a time, following which I found a profound change in myself. I believe you can also relate to it in some way or the other.
- Start your day with Exercise
- How Practicing Meditation Helped me Built my Patience?
- Enroll in Online Courses
- Past Review and Plans on Upcoming Days
Start your day with Exercise
Beginning the day with exercise helps you to cross the boundary of your challenges. Accepting the small challenges from the start of the day and achieving that goal makes your day fulfilled.
I was always procrastinating, hoping to start from the next day but didn’t have the courage to do so.
Yet, I accepted the challenge and kept going.
As you no longer need to go to the office or schools at this time, you can keep physical fitness at the first priority and form a habit of doing it.
How Practicing Meditation Helped me Built my Patience?
The more you meditate the more you develop your tolerating skills. Meditating even only 20 minutes a day can benefit you in various fields. It is scientifically proven that meditation reduces stress hormones, which also assists you to sleep effectively.
It was a big deal for me to meditate even for 10 minutes. My mind was full of conflicts, not able to focus. Meanwhile, practicing and listening to meditation music, I develop my patience skills.
Listening to meditation music can actually help you not to divert your mind.
Meditation additionally helps you understand yourself first. Before committing to personality development, it’s important that You Must Know Yourself.
So What Else Can I Do?
Get the time to improve skills and learn something new by reading self-help books and others that are in the field of your interest. There are a bunch of books available in the market, you can go through.
Currently, I am reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. During my time, I learned how to remain proactive and plan for the next day’s activities. Besides, I am able to reflect on the script of the book which has clearly mentioned what is the center of your life? I am deeply touched by how the book reflects the wrong practice that is stopping ourselves to grow.
“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies… The man who never reads lives only one.”
George R.R. Martin
Also, I recommend you following two short, but wonderful books to develop yourself:
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Enroll in Online Courses
Are you worried about your academic careers? Or, would you like to join new language classes?
Then, there are lots of choices you can make. You can go through online tutorials, or enroll in personality development classes which can be found in different learning sites such as Udemy, Coursera or Edx. You can enroll in courses freely but have to pay for earning certification.
This is the perfect time to Invest in Yourself!
I have enrolled myself in negotiation skill classes and other academic lectures. This is the right time for you to get to know your passion and start with a sprout on it.
Amazingly, learning a new language improves your memory skills, where side by side you will enjoy your time. Duolingo is the most popular language-learning website which is very interactive with the users. I enjoyed this app while learning the German language.
Here is the Example of a Successful Person who Enjoyed his Solitary Life and Later Became a World Hero
Sir Isaac Newton embarked on his life journey isolating himself from others and choosing solitary study. Having said so, he discovered the theory of gravity while staying alone beneath the apple tree. It was the time when bubonic plague outbroke over London, Newton was working secretly to revolutionize the world with his theory and completely change the paradigm of science.
So, you might be the next person which you aren’t aware of.
Past Review and Plans on Upcoming Days
Every successful person does this, so why don’t you start it as well?
You have plenty of time to rescript your plan and begin with the end in your mind as Stephen Covey suggests in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Reviewing your past activities makes you realize how far you have been to achieve your goal. According to this, you can prepare a list of things to do in the upcoming days.
This habit has helped me stay with my dreams and understand the necessity of developing skills like negotiation, patience and more in isolation. It actually helped me to track my life and code accordingly.
It’s a piece of cake once you get started. So, stop blaming yourself for not completing your tasks in time and begin a new journey of life by simply jotting down what you have achieved so far by today.
At last, it’s often easier said than done. It took me tons of effort to develop my skills. Even so, you won’t regret utilizing your isolation time on your personal development. I admire what you have done for your health and would love to hear from you how you are utilizing your time.