Pandemic: How to Be a Better You


Covid-19 has brought the world to its knees. The global economy has stalled because of the pandemic. Our mental health has also taken a hit because of this disease. Beyond the grief, the death, and recession, Covid-19 has given us the gift of time—a chance for our planet to heal and a shot at making ourselves better. Taking this into consideration, have you thought of what you will do if another lockdown is mandated?

Write a Book

You will be spoiled with choices when it comes to self-improvement courses. But let us go beyond what online classes offer and check other options. If you are ready, let us go.

Write a Book

If you like writing, why don’t you try writing a book and publishing it? You can choose to self-publish it. Several companies can even teach you how to self-publish a book. If you haven’t started writing, you should tackle something that you are passionate about. You can write about the effects of climate change. Or you can try fiction.

Publishing the book will give you a sense of accomplishment. Whether or not you’ve sold more than ten copies, you should celebrate. You should be proud. After all the heartaches we have faced during 2020, we must see the positive side of things. In this case, you should celebrate the fact that you have published a book.

Enroll in a Class

Studying is another good way to take up your time. It can also boost your climb up the career ladder. Let us review the different courses that you can take on. You could try learning a foreign language. This knowledge comes in handy if you are looking for a job.  Knowing another language will give you an edge over other job applicants.

If you want to remain in your current employment, the ability to speak another language will open doors for you. Your boss will give you responsibilities that are not available for your colleagues who can only speak English. You can also enroll in culinary arts. You can amp up your weekday menu with the recipes that you have learned in class. Other than that, culinary arts will give you the chance to introduce healthier meals to your loved ones.

If you want something more challenging, you can try foreign exchange or derivatives. Either of these two will open profitable options for you.

Take a Virtual Tour

Tourism has taken a big hit. The World Economic Forum has published a study saying that Covid has set this industry back to at least twenty years. This situation led to some innovative schemes. One of these was the virtual museum tour. Exploring the different museums will give you a taste of the finer things in life. You will not only appreciate the beautiful works of art. But you will understand the story behind the masterpieces.

If you have been dying to go to Paris, this is the perfect time to experience their culture. You can take the virtual tour of Musee d’Orsay. It houses works of Van Gogh and Manet. They have an extensive collection of paintings created from 1848 to 1914. You can also choose somewhere closer to home. That is the Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan. They still carry Vincent Van Gogh’s painting. They also have Georges Seurat’s work. You can jump over the pond by taking a virtual tour to the Tate Museum in London. It boasts an extensive collection of J.M.W Turner’s work and art dating back to the Tudor times.

When we talk about museums across the pond, you cannot ignore the excellent British Museum. It hosts an interactive tour that takes you to ancient Egypt and other marvels of antiquity. You can also get a glimpse of the Hellenistic period as the British Museum carries a vast collection from the classical world.

The British Museum has a wide assortment of other treasures. One of which is a signet ring worn by the doomed Mary Stuart, Queen of Scotts. They also carry Michelangelo Buonarroti’s full-scale cartoon and Hans Holbein’s sketch of the infamous Anne Boleyn. When it comes to museums, you must not forget about the ones in Italy. You can stand in awe as you see the beauty of the Renaissance period by going on a virtual tour of the Uffizi Museum.

This structure was first built as an office for Cosimo de Medici. It housed several works of art that the patrons and special guests could view. It was eventually opened to the public. The Uffizi Museum carries the work of Sandro Botticelli and Rafael. It also has art pieces from other periods, such as Caravaggio’s The Adolescent Bacchus from the Baroque period and Duccio’s The Rucellai Madonna during the Middle Ages.

There is so much to do. There is so much to see. What is even better is that these can be done in the comfort of your home. Why not take that leap of faith? Any of these will successfully stave cabin fever. It will also make you a better person.