Hello and welcome to the first day of India’s complete coronavirus lockdown. For the next three weeks, we’ll stay indoors and venture out only when it is absolutely necessary (for buying groceries or medicines). And as much as we want to just wrap ourselves into a burrito blanket, we really must use this #GiftOfTime wisely.
Because the lockdown can have some positive side effects as well. We can come out of this quarantine with new skills we never found the time to learn before. From sketching, baking, becoming fluent in French, taking an online guitar class, dancing, painting, coding to hairstyling, there are a ton of resources on the internet to get us started.
When @Oloni posed this question on Twitter, there were some pretty interesting answers.
What skills are you guys develop while staying at home?
— STAY HOME. (@Oloni) March 24, 2020
If you haven’t chosen any skill to develop yet, here’s some inspiration.
Painting, they’re both unfinished. pic.twitter.com/X5L9DmhYh7
— Rose (@goldennxo) March 24, 2020
Self love……I've neglected myself for far too long
— ✭BlueStarNation✭ #StayHomeChallenge (@Father2DaPrynce) March 24, 2020
Learning to do full splits🥺😭
— BOOGIE (@IAMSHYSTIE) March 24, 2020
Learn a new language
— antisocial (@jdiellz) March 24, 2020
Video editing and photoshop
— Lady Lady (@CLK_chante) March 24, 2020
My Writing. I’ve dropped off terribly
— Shea Butter Baby ✨ (@JokeyJay) March 24, 2020
Eating without getting fat
— Gylisa Jayne (@gylisaa) March 24, 2020
Sketching .It’s so soothing and relaxing
— Yhgy (@Yoggiu) March 24, 2020
playing the guitar
— maeve wiley owns my heart (@w1leys) March 24, 2020
I'm making a cushion using all my school uniforms and bits 🤩🤩 I've wanted to do it for ages, I couldn't think of a better time! pic.twitter.com/ByeA6tjzbU
— Alice 🐬🐬 (@alicelebailey) March 24, 2020
I’m gonna learn how to bake
— ✵ HotTVee ✵ (@SheAintMeTrey) March 24, 2020
I did my own pedicure and manicure. I also braided my hair yesterday.
— Queen_Aoleon (@La_jeune_fille) March 24, 2020
Cooking a lot more than usual and trying new recipes.
— Melissa Pearl (@MelissaHasFaith) March 24, 2020
Advanced excel . Data analysis.
— mamoun_d (@mamoun_Diop) March 24, 2020
Sleeping over 12 hours
— ben (@b3n1ta) March 24, 2020
Texting with my left hand
— • Dum Vivimus Vivamus • (@DJDelilahPM) March 24, 2020
— Damee Edgal (@dameeLdn) March 24, 2020
learning what it takes to become a film critic, as I watch everything to ever exist
— Reaching my Full LSC (@ANSTYLEdotCOM) March 24, 2020
how not to kill my fiance
— Martha 🌸 (@MsMarthaHolly) March 24, 2020
The ability to sit without doing anything and just be.
— Tashmia_Owen (@dancinginshado) March 24, 2020
Avoiding my kids. Stealth snack eating.
— VonVon (@RetiringRaver) March 24, 2020
Some people say that if we do something every day for 21 days straight, it becomes a habit. We don’t know if that’s true but right now seems to be the best time to test out the theory, don’t you think?