Do a side job
During the time of social isolation to prevent the spread of the disease, people’s income tends to decrease. If there is a side job to pay for, the financial pressure will be greatly reduced. Many people think that the side job is just a side job and the income is only moderate. However, the fact is that there are many people who “eat” boldly from that side profession. If you have the knowledge and know how to raise money, why not try your hand at fields such as gold, foreign currency, real estate, securities…
The same job but many connections: If you work as an accountant, you can do more bookkeeping for another company. You are a teacher, outside of class time, teach the center or teach at home; If you are a reporter, you should write articles for many newspapers, if you are a doctor, if you can’t open your own clinic, write health advice; If you’re not a reporter or writer, you have the ability and passion for writing, so take advantage of it. Sometimes just composing or translating a few short stories, and then posting them on some forums, you can make some money, more or less depending on the reader’s reading. According to a person who specializes in translating Chinese stories, thanks to this, she also pocketed a few million more each month.
The COVID-19 epidemic forces people to slow down their lives, when more time is spent at home with the family, parents and children are gathered together to understand each other better. The whole family eats breakfast, works from home and reads together, it’s an ideal time that is rarely available on normal days. As the COVID-19 epidemic broke out across the globe, some offices, services, factories, and schools were temporarily closed or changed operations to implement social distancing to avoid the spread. Many libraries, reading rooms… also stopped serving readers. However, not because of that, the reading culture has decreased, but on the contrary, many new approaches to books and reading forms have also been formed, thereby continuing to cultivate the love of books in many people. In a fast-paced life, even reading tends to read short, read quickly, look at pictures as the main, the moments that are “slowly lived” are precious.
Taking advantage of “knowledge acquisition” during the epidemic break, not only researchers or avid readers “point” to each other, but many Vietnamese people also consider this an opportunity to read. The number of readers ordering books online has increased rapidly in recent days, showing that. On reading groups on social networks, there are consecutive articles “showing off” the “harvested” results in the “season” of online discount books and many articles recommending books. People in quarantine areas are not convenient to “walk” on online book fairs, they can read online. However, to meet the needs and at the same time support the spiritual life of people in concentrated isolation areas, currently, some places have started to deploy mini bookcases, mobile bookcases, including books. Vietnamese and foreign languages.
Change your way of life, create healthy habits
A healthy lifestyle isn’t as simple as eating a few salads every once in a while or going for a short walk every few weeks. On the other hand, while it takes more effort to lead a healthy lifestyle, it is well worth it if you want to stay healthy. To maintain a healthy lifestyle, you need to be persistent in choosing healthy foods, incorporating more exercise and physical activity into your daily routine, and maintaining good hygiene. In addition, you need to avoid unhealthy habits such as fasting and not getting enough sleep. To improve your lifestyle, you need to make changes slowly and once you do, your health will be better.
Don’t try to change it all at once. That can make you feel overwhelmed and give up early. Start small and go slowly. If you’re trying to get into the habit of exercising more often, start by doing the easiest, least challenging exercise you can. Try taking a 10-minute walk when you get home from work or even just doing a 5-minute workout right in your living room. Once it feels like a normal part of your life, you can gradually increase the intensity. If you fail once, don’t beat yourself up; just get back to the reels you were doing. The goal is to create habits that feel easy to achieve.
Play Board-game with family
Play Boardgame with family, why not? If you are looking for an activity for family gathering then Board Game is a perfect choice. Playing with your child, or with friends, is a perfect way to spend time together and build academic skills at the same time. Playing boardgames after a family dinner is a great way to get closer to your family while also strengthening your family bond. Board games help increase reasoning ability and stimulate intellectual development. Suitable for all audiences and lighthearted and fun family boardgames like Halli Galli, Exploding Cat, Uno, Speed Cup, Monopoly,… so why don’t you try? This is a good opportunity for family members to get close and connect with each other, while helping us to reduce anxiety and confusion amid the complicated disease situation.
Reflect on yourself
Each of us is constantly growing and changing depending on our personality and life experiences. That’s why it’s important to take time to reflect on yourself from time to time. Self-analysis will help you know where you are in all areas of your life. With these items, you can be better prepared for the necessary adjustments as you move forward on life’s journey. Do you feel depressed when the epidemic comes and turns your life upside down? Work stalled, future plans put on hold indefinitely. But from a more positive perspective, this is a time for you to slow down and think hard about your life. If you know how to take advantage of this time, it will become a stepping stone for you to prepare for the future more carefully.
During these days, try asking yourself:
- Are you happy with your current career or job? If yes, how to work better, more efficiently. If not, what kind of work would you like to do?
- How do you envision yourself in the next 1-3 years? Achieve what?
- If you are satisfied with your current environment, you can use this time to plan to hone your skills or better organize your work. If you intend to change jobs, this is the right time to learn about the new job and be psychologically ready to “go away” and embrace the changes.
Cook by myself
No longer frantic with the rush of rice, rice, money, but instead go to the kitchen to cook, spend time taking care of yourself and your family. According to many people, social isolation is not something so terrible, but on the contrary, this is a precious time for each person to balance their life. The family meal space is small, but in it, the love contained in it is abundant. The kitchen still radiates heat, actively warming family feelings. Stepping into the kitchen, we can feel that the old dining table still gives us a familiar feeling, even though each cup, chopstick, spoon, … are all familiar items that make us boil over and over. concept.
The accompanying benefits of cooking at home instead of going to a restaurant:
- Ensure food safety, protect health: It will be safe if you choose the ingredients and prepare delicious dishes for the whole family!
- Good calorie control: Eating at home can help you have more autonomy in designing a nutritionally standard menu so that you can control the right amount of calories or maybe a weight loss menu (lots of vegetables, fruits, . ..) or weight gain (lots of fatty foods, …).
- Cost saving, suitable for each family member’s taste: The spending will be much cheaper if eating at a restaurant. Suitable for adding or subtracting ingredients in dishes to suit the taste of family members.
- Learn to cook many delicious dishes, practice many housewives skills: Through processing, you will constantly improve your cooking skills, and at the same time create motivation to explore and refer to delicious dishes. You can even create your own delicious dish for the whole family to enjoy!
- Forging human character: Carefulness, thrift, patience, … are good virtues that can be accumulated endlessly through the process of food processing.
Learn new skills
If you are ‘temporarily staying at home’ due to the impact of the epidemic, this can be seen as an opportunity to rest and equip yourself with new skills for the upcoming journey. New skills can be learned from simple to complex such as: video editing, office computers (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Photoshop, graphic design, programming, foreign languages, digital marketing, book writing , online business, stock investment, …. Waiting leaves us in a state of passivity, disorientation, and disappointment. Therefore, let’s start with the smallest things, maybe it will bring many new opportunities? If you are looking for a new career change, this is the golden opportunity for you!
Employers always pay attention to the soft skills of candidates. When the quality of candidates is equal in terms of knowledge, experience, and skills, soft skills are used as a measure. The typical soft skills that are most commonly used can be mentioned skills of communication, presentation, negotiation, handling situations in the office, teamwork skills, leadership… These skills can be cultivated. Learn through reading articles and videos on the internet. Many psychologists, human resources specialists also have small training programs if you are interested. You just need to list your soft skills that need to be improved, enhanced, and then search them online, and you will see a lot of options, from free to paid. Pretty easy, isn’t it?
House cleaning is a regular job to maintain a healthy lifestyle as well as protect the aesthetics and space of the house. However, this job can become boring and annoying, especially in the context of busy urban life, people’s homes are dark, it’s hard to have time for makeup. The room is neat and clean like new. The dense working time as well as many other daily concerns make you sometimes distracted and procrastinate with the thought of cleaning up after having free time.
Cleaning the house not only helps you get rid of a pile of dust that has accumulated for a long time, but also helps you to operate your limbs, or discover interesting things: when did you buy this house? Do I have all of this?… You can both “restructure” your accommodation, learn more about your home, make new discoveries, or find interesting memories that have been forgotten. In fact, you should try to make regular house cleaning a habit. It is not only beneficial to the hygiene of the living environment for you and your family, it is also a good exercise for the body and perseverance.