Quarantine and Beyond: Five Life Skills to Keep

What sets resilient people apart during times of crisis?

They know how to adapt to the situation.

Developing life skills during a crisis allows people to prepare for the future, even long after a crisis is over.

Here are some of those skills that you can learn and pad onto your hypothetical résumé.

1) Home Improvement

See a leak in your bathroom? Now you don’t have to call a plumber to do something about it. Be the Master of your home by being the Master of Home Improvement. From fixing leaks, to installing shelves, to replacing a showerhead, to staining wood, be the ultimate homemaker by reading up on different tips and watching online how-to videos.

2) Coding

The one thing that keeps people connected anywhere in the world is technology. So why not try learning a new language in this age of technology? Get your hands wet with programming apps and follow online videos. Whether this skill eventually translates into a blog, or a change in career, knowing how to program will make you a cut above the rest.

3) Cooking

Maybe dessert recipes are not your thing. But how about steak and pasta? Master your grill, and know the importance of setting aside pasta water. Try a sacred family recipe or a dish from another culture. There’s always something new to learn, from salad to appetizer to vegetable recipes, when it comes to cooking (plus, you can score brownie points from your partner, family, and friends along the way).

4) Learning A New Language

There are a zillion apps that can get you started on learning a new language or two, Duolingo being one of them. Whether for business or for personal growth, the mastery of a new language makes one more open-minded while allowing for appreciation of one’s own culture and language. After all, flirting with a foreigner in their own language will definitely improve your chances of scoring a date.

5) Investing In The Stock Market

From budgeting, to checkbook balancing, to paying taxes, and more, there are lots of financial skills that we should not just know, but excel in. Investing in the stock market is one of the most sought-after skills people have realized during this pandemic. Consult with colleagues and friends via video calls, watch online videos and join webinars, or check a wide range of online articles for endless tips on how to invest; yes, even during a pandemic.

When you can make the most of this crisis, it gives you a sense of fulfillment that triggers a wide range of different positive emotions. It’s probably why many Rogin-E users are resilient in terms of physical, mental, and emotional stamina. 91% of its users claim they can overcome challenges*, something any hard-working man should strive for.

If there’s anything this quarantine has allowed us to do, it’s that we can unlock new things within ourselves, or reignite old interests. This is the perfect time to make the most of what we have and continue to adapt in order to reach our goals.

* Rogin-E Real-World Study in the Philippines, Consumer Satisfaction Survey, IQVIA Consumer Health, 2019