Now that half the world is on lockdown due to the global pandemic known as the coronavirus, or COVID-19, many people are finding themselves stuck indoors most of the time, if not completely. Unless you’re lucky enough to have a dog in your life that you can take out for a quick walk and get some fresh air yourself, you will find yourself stuck at home throughout the day – which can be a bad thing, but it can also be your opportunity to transform your life.
After all, with all of this free time on your hands, now’s the ideal moment to post a little less on your social media profile and work a little more on your future. Assuming that you have already devised a killer home workout routine to keep you in shape or get you beach-ready for when the lockdown gets lifted, there are a few more productive ways you can spend your time in quarantine. Here’s what you should do in order to set yourself up for success.
Cross all of those books off your list
By now, you’ve probably amassed tons of books you wish you had the chance to read in this lifetime, but no matter how long your reading list might be, now’s the time to get cracking and immerse yourself in some quality reading materials. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should re-read the Harry Potter series or that you should stick to that popular 10-minute-a-day rule that the online gurus are preaching – no, this means that you should devote a lot of your time indoors to reading hours on end.
So turn off your phone and your laptop to avoid distractions, and then figure out your reading schedule. You can choose to read one book at a time, or you can choose to create a reading schedule based on the type of book you’re reading. For example, try reading novels three days a week, and read self-improvement, science, and career books and publications four times a week to keep things interesting and to give some variety to your weekly schedule.
Get into crypto trading
There are numerous great ways you can start making money online, and now’s probably the best time to try out some of them. One of the most promising options, especially for those of you who truly want to commit to a goal and have no problem following through with their projects, is to start trading in cryptocurrencies. Now, obviously there are many cryptocurrencies out there that you can trade-in, but the most popular and prominent one is Bitcoin, which also has the highest potential for a long-term ROI.
Crypto trading is something you can do from the comfort of your own home, however, you have to do your research first and find the right exchange to trade on, you also need to a cryptocurrency wallet and the amount you’re going to invest, and of course, you need to stay on top of the latest information in the field. This is a great pastime activity that can yield some amazing results.
Transform your career with an online course
Another rewarding and productive way to spend your time in lockdown is to commit to learning new skills and to enrich your life with the knowledge that can truly help you achieve more in the future. You have a chance to completely transform your career and take on a new path that will make you happier and wealthier in the years to come.
For example, now that the IT industry is booming around the world, consider applying for an online course in order to get a diploma in information technology that will allow you to enter the IT industry and even apply at prominent companies in your country and beyond. You can choose the sector you’re most interested in, but make sure to find credible institutions and colleges that can give you a diploma that local and international employers will recognize and accept.
Tidy up your finances and make a budget
While in the process of setting the stage for a better and more fulfilling life, it’s important to stay on top of your finances. Now that you’re home and that you’re spending less overall, you can really sit back and reassess your spending habits, and perhaps even note down some long-term financial goals. Be sure to work your way back from your goals and set concrete tactics and objectives that will help you achieve a better financial standing in a set timeframe.
Create several long-term projects
And finally, there’s no better time to start planning one or more long-term projects than when you’re stuck indoors with little to do. There are many things you can start planning for, such as starting your own business one day or taking on new hobbies, or just to devise a plan to travel more or work on your social skills and personal brand – the possibilities are endless. The key is to not fall prey to Netflix and other time-wasters, and remain disciplined throughout because discipline breeds long-term success.
Being stuck in quarantine can seem like a bad thing, but it really depends on your mindset. Remember, the glass is always half full, so be sure to use these tips to make the most of your time indoors and set the stage for a thriving future.
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