Just one case of a positive Covid- 19 test prompts a country to declare a state of emergency. The disease spreads at an alarming rate. Moreover, the fact that simple contact spikes infection makes it an international pandemic.
The moment you have physical contact of an infected person, there is an 80 percent chance that you will also be a confirmed statistic – of course, after the 14 days incubation period.
Some of the facts about this national pandemic according to CDC include
- The disease has no choice on race or ethnicity
- It takes 14 days to become seriously ill after exposure
- Use a surgical mask to minimize contact with infected patients
- Seek medical attention once you have similar symptoms
- A lockdown is among the best option to prevent its spread
What happens when you are faced with a Covid-19 Lockdown?
A lockdown is a declaration by the government against any movement. In short, you should stay at home and only move out when going to seek essential services, or you are a service provider is a crucial career like health care.
What do you do at this time? Let’s look at some of the practical skills that you can engage in to keep you busy during this time.
- Freelance writing
Many citizens offer to use their language skills as a source of income. It has gone a notch higher to the extent that academic students outsource work from available freelance writers. When you need information, what is your first thought for help? Search engines- Google, in most cases.
Have you ever thought of who takes time to write all this information? Netpreneurs outsource freelance writing experts to supply them with content. It is now an excellent time to take time and learn- if you are a fast learner- you will have a skill to earn you an extra coin.
You have postponed trying out new recipes just because of time. You now have all the time to practice and perfect your cooking skills. What are some of the appliances that accumulate dust in your kitchen?
Is it a toaster or a smoker or a meat mincer or a wooden oven or a rice cooker or a coffee maker? It is a time when every family member is at home- a good bonding time- so it’s easy to give a taste of a different menu. Include the kids in this activity.
You can show them what you are doing and give them a chance to tidy up the kitchen, especially the easy-to-clean smoker.
- Tailoring and dressmaking
You are looking for what to do with your time. Why not order for a sewing machine and use multimedia channels to learn the dos and don’ts in dressmaking? It is a skill that needs passion, but still, there is no harm in trying out something new.
You never know one of the children might pick the skill and perfect it. Is that not an upcoming international designer? It is time to resurrect some of the hobbies you have shelved for years due to the time limit.
The best way to do this is to subscribe to YouTube channels to have an idea of what you need.
That aside, you can now educate people on your hobby through the video channels. Everyone is home, and you are sure of an online audience.
The first measure the country takes is to close all the schools. It is abrupt, meaning learning has stopped. Take advantage of this and teach your children some school subjects of choice. Extend your skills to offer online courses.
Do you know how difficult is it to teach your children? The best way to make sure they are still at par with the curriculum is to subscribe to such online platforms to engage them with schoolwork. It is better than watching television or playing games throughout the day.
- Fitness skills
Who said physical exercises have to be an outdoor activity? The possibility of adding weight during this time is very high. It is merely because of sedentary life that comes with the lockdown.
If you have never tried any form of exercise, then this is the time. Use digital tools that have tailored fitness goals that give you a step-by-step guide on the best practice for a beginner.
The list is endless; just look at the gaps in your life and turn it to a skill.
For example, hand washing is the most recommended therapy to prevent the disease. Can’t you make homemade hand wash and save the money?
At the end of the lockdown, you must have learned and perfected a specific skill. Is it not a blessing in disguise? Look at the lockdown from a positive angle.
It should not just be a punishment but rather a family bonding time or a time to learn or perfect a practical skill.