All this time alone can be frustrating. But let's not forget that Shakespeare allegedly wrote his masterpiece 'King Lear' while in quarantine from the Bubonic Plague. As the titular character in that great play states “Nothing can come of nothing.” Don't despair - use this time to learn valuable skills, so when you do emerge from this pandemic period, you do so stronger, wiser and ready to take on the new world.
Sharing your experiences with the world is more vital now than ever before.
Create a Parlia map
Want to write, but want to stick to the facts? Have knowledge you'd like to share with the world? Make your mark on the world's first encyclopedia of opinion.Explore
Start a blog
Keep a digital record of your day-to-day that will inform generations about the corona pandemic. Blogs will one day provide a window into the locked down households of the past .Explore
Revitalise your correspondences
Whether love letters or stoic words to encourage the self-isolating, make your words count and put them to paper.Explore
Write a short story
The pandemic feels lifted from a science fiction. When reality is stranger than fantasy, the opportunities for imaginative storytelling are endless.Explore
An irony of the coronavirus is that as individuals are increasingly isolated, the world becomes more united. Learning a new language is the perfect way to sustain our global community long after the coronavirus has disappeared.
Get a basic working knowledge of a foreign language
When else will a person have so much free time to dedicate to language learning? When lockdowns are lifted and people reenter the job market, knowledge of a foreign language will be a desirable skill which may improve employability.Explore
You're going to be spending a lot of time at home, so optimise the experience.
Cleanliness is Godliness, right? Either way, it's good for peace of mind.Explore
Be a good neighbour
Look out for those that live beside you and might not be able to go outside.Explore
Master the soufflé
Upgrade your kitchen skills from cereal to cordon bleu and master the art of the soufflé while stuck inside.Explore
Mood and mental health skills
The world might be a mess, but you don't have to be. Learning how to remain calm in the age of uncertainty is needed now more than ever.
Why has meditation has sustained since ancient times? Because it works.Explore
Know what it is to let go and live, calmly, in the moment.Explore
Thanks to the internet, even when alone, the world is at your fingertips.
Become an influencer
With so much time on your hands, why not work on your personal brand?Explore
Learn to code
These days, every industry needs coders. You might not know what the job market will look like when normal life resumes, but you can ensure you're a valuable asset once it does.Explore
This page was last edited on Wednesday, 18 Mar 2020 at 15:27 UTC