The deadly combination of an interconnected world and a deadly virus (Coronavirus) is taking humanity into undiscovered waters. New social norms demand extensive transition to the virtual mode for learning and work. In a time of self-seeking tenets, how much Netflix or Zoom are we confined to and fatigued of?

Staying at home can be absolutely enjoyable for some time but can also be boring, static and impeding. Lockdowns might have trapped us in mediocrity but have opened myriads of online comprehensive resources and courses at your fingertips for skill enlightenment. With so many companies/institutions and online portals giving away discounts and freebies to help you get through this period of quarantine, probably this could be a beginning to the venture into a world of new normal.

Online courses can be ideal for staying active and engaged during lockdown along the pursuit of knowledge. One can learn new skills, pursue interests, or advance a career with short online courses. Devoting some of the quarantine time to self-education can turn out to be handy. Besides helping to reinforce your career/life during this economic uncertainty, learning a new skill can give you a sense of control that will help cope with anxiety engendered by the epidemic. Online courses and resources can not only serve as a distraction from the vexation of social distancing amidst the COVID19 but also allow to open ones’ eyes in transfiguring this period into a time of enlightenment and self-discovery.

Staying social is a great way to ward off boredom and learning something new along the way can be even desirable.