6 new skills you can learn from home for FREE
We are already three months through the year. How did that happen? If one of your new year goals or personal growth goals was to learn a new skill, now is the perfect time to check that off the list. Plus you can learn from home for free.
There are many different skills out there to learn from photography through to cooking and most of them you can now learn for free.
So, if you are looking for some inspiration, here are 6 new skills you could try, each varying in intensity.
What you can learn from home for free…
Learn to defend yourself
This skill doesn’t require much previous skill, just endurance. Finding local classes are as simple of searching online but this will cost you money. Why not just simply search on YouTube, there are many different styles and teachers you could use to learn this new skill.
While you’ll probably want to have a partner around to help you out, you can learn on your own. Not only will learning self-defence help you defend yourself should you ever need to, but you will also be improving your health and fitness levels in the process.
Illustration or paining
Artistic skills are highly desired as they provide you with the technical abilities required to create something beautiful. Finding your own inspiration and subject matter can be half the battle, but the skill you’ll need is really just a matter of technical aptitude and practice.
To learn how to draw people, pick up a book of anatomy and practice drawing different bones and muscles. Drawing grids over photographs can show you basic perspective. It obviously isn’t as simple as that, yet focusing on learning to draw one simple thing, such as the petals of a flower or a human hand, will help you learn how it works and get in some practice.
Set aside 15-30 minutes every day to practice a very small part. It’ll take a while to teach yourself how to draw or paint, but breaking a daunting task into smaller pieces and practising slowly will do the trick. Plus, it’s a really nice way to unwind at the end of the day.
Play an instrument
Whether you already know how to play an instrument and want to learn something new there are plenty of resources online to help you teach yourself to play just about anything.
If the guitar is your thing, you’re in luck as you’d be hard-pressed to not find online lessons. The internet can also teach how to repair your instrument should something break whilst you’re learning.
Learn a new language
Love to travel, then learning a new language may be perfect for you. There are many ways to master a new language in a short period of time by teaching yourself. You’ll still have to work hard and put in the minutes every day, but you can come out speaking fluently in about half of a year.
Improve your design skills
Design and style isn’t an exact science, as tastes differ and change as time goes on. Yet there are a few principles you can pick up that will make your work, home, or whatever needs an aesthetic boost to look amazing. If we’re talking traditional design, these are skills you can employ in your everyday work to make it look a lot more attractive. There are many books and magazines dedicated to design that you can research what area’s you’d like to learn more about.
Once you know what it is you want to learn, check out YouTube for any online tutorials or search your local areas college’s or classes and sign up. You’ll be redesigning everything around you in no time.
Become a cooking pro
There are many recipe sites and cooking skill how-to videos online, it’s may surprise you to learn that not everyone is a master chef. There are lots of simple things you can learn that will vastly improve your culinary skillset quickly.
Even watching your favourite cooking show on the tv will help improve those skills. Plus through learning how to cook better, you’ll save money from all the takeaways you won’t be eating!
What new skill will you learn from home for free this year?