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8 Skills to pick up at home

We’re all gifted in some way or another! Whether we have hidden talents that could secure a place on a hit TV show such as Britain’s Got Talent, or a bunch of skills that could lead to a successful side hustle – there is so much that you could learn, from the comfort of your home.

Here are 8 skills that you can learn from home:


Learn a new language

Learning a new language may sound tricky, especially for those of you who are monolingual, but in this digital age it’s definitely possible to do so! With apps and online programs such as Duolingo and Rosetta Stone, you can learn a new language of your choice and have fun at the same time.


Yoga and fitness

You can find plenty of great yoga and fitness teachers online, and they usually have videos that you can watch for free. YouTube is probably the best place for this, so get searching and up your yoga and fitness game. Not only can this benefit you physically, but this can help to improve your mental health too.


Cooking and baking

Whilst cooking and preparing food is an essential life skill, it offers a range of benefits – and not just filling up your belly when you’re hungry. You can channel creativity through cooking and baking, and experiment with all sorts of seasonings and flavours. It’s also much easier to prepare healthier meals at home than when you purchase food in supermarkets and restaurants. Plus, great food can help to bring people together, and it’s another way of showing your loved ones just how much you care about them!


Drawing and painting

Creative skills are not only fun, you can also use them as an outlet and a way to de-stress. Drawing and painting are great options, and if you think you’re not that good – who cares?! You can follow YouTube tutorials to sharpen your skills and enjoy the process. The more you practice, the better you can become. You could even do this with a group of friends as a fun activity and an excuse to get together.


Start a DIY Project

DIY may not be for everyone, but this is another creative outlet that can lead to fantastic results. Not only can this broaden your problem-solving skills, but you can learn so much about building and creating new things. Plus, the sense of accomplishment once you’ve completed a project feels incredibly fulfilling. There are plenty of videos online to get you started!


Singing

Singing along to your favourite tunes can be a lot of fun, but not everyone has a voice that’s quite up to par with the likes of Beyonce! Improving your singing abilities is definitely possible at home. You can watch YouTube videos, or even find an online instructor to do this with you over the internet.


Play an instrument

If you don’t already know how to play any instruments, the idea of doing so may sound a bit daunting. But it doesn’t have to be. Again, YouTube is a great place to get started (if you already have an instrument at home).


Take an online course

It can be hard to know exactly where to get started when you want to learn more about a specific subject, especially when you’ve left your student years behind. Luckily, there are so many resources available online, such as Skillshare and FutureLearn, where you can take online courses and educate yourself on specific areas. For example, you could do a social media marketing course and become a social media whizz, or a Photoshop course to learn how to use the software and possibly even utilise this new skill outside of your regular job. You could even take a course in hairdressing – honestly, the list is endless!


What skill would you like to learn from home? Leave a comment below to let us know.

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