Kudos to you if you’ve made the socially responsible decision to stay home more often.
Ever since the circuit breaker was implemented in Singapore, local authorities and health institutions have enforced new, stricter measures in a bid to #flattenthecurve.
Many companies, like Coinhako, have deployed mobile workplaces as an effort to reduce community transmission.
At first, staying in doesn’t seem so bad. You certainly don’t miss the peak-hour commute to the office. Nor do you miss the snake-like queues at the hawker centre in this crazy heat.
But a week or two passes, and you suddenly find yourself in the throes of utter boredom.
Here’s a list of 5 things to do so you can make the most of your stay-home situation :
Learn a New Skill
Since you’re staying in, why not take the time to upgrade yourself by picking up a new skill? There’s an endless virtual library of resources on the internet, accessible with just the click of a button.
Online learning platforms such as Udemy, Coursera and Skillshare offer MOOCs (Massive Online Open Courses) which are available and accessible to anyone with an internet connection. Most of these MOOCs are priced affordably — some are even free of charge!
Such platforms offer a cost effective way for people to pick up on-demand skills from the comfort of their own homes, such as graphic design, coding and even blockchain technologies!
Many of these courses allow you to learn at your own pace, so there’s no need to worry about sticking to a rigid curriculum.
Why not take up some beginner courses on Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies?
Develop New Routines
5 minutes of meditation goes a long way in helping you stay calm and focused throughout the day. Get up an hour earlier so you can squeeze in some meditation and light exercise before you start your day!
While your typical gyms and fitness studios may have to shut their doors, this is no excuse to become a couch potato as many online resources remain available.
As an increasing number of people choose to stay in, fitness studios have gone digital — by live streaming workout routines via Youtube and Instagram in a bid to keep community engagement going. Fitness apps, which you can download from the App Store or the Google Play store, also offer guided home workouts that are relatively easy to follow.
Get fuelled up for the work day ahead with a healthy breakfast and a cup of good coffee (dalgona, perhaps?).
Work on a Personal Project
Our hectic work schedules and fast-paced lifestyles often mean that personal projects are put on the back burner.
Now that you’re spending more time at home and saving time spent commuting to and from work, this is a good time to revisit an unfinished project.
These personal projects include creative pursuits such as producing art, photos or designs, or may be career-related such as reading up on a new technology, gaining new job-related knowledge or updating your resume.
Otherwise, it can even be as simple as clearing out your wardrobe, redecorating your home, finishing that book or even backing-up data on your computer!
Because you’re not venturing out as much, keeping up with the news via digital platforms becomes even more important.
While practicing social distancing, stay connected via social apps.
Create a Conducive Home Office
Create a conducive workspace that’s uncluttered and reserved for work purposes only. Do this by setting up your workspace as far as possible from potential distractions. In other words, don’t work from your bed or kitchen!
Use online communication tools to facilitate better team-wide communication, productivity and accountability. Since face-to-face meetings are held off for the time being, it’s imperative to be crystal clear when you communicate with other team members. Set up virtual meetings for critical discussions, to decrease ambiguity and avoid miscommunications. It's better to err on the side of over-communication.
Extra tip: Stay hydrated and have healthy snacks on hand to help you power through the work day!
Try Something New - Buy Bitcoin in Singapore
This may be a good time to conduct an audit of the financial products you own — why not use this time to diversify your portfolio?
As the saying goes, you should never put all your eggs in one basket. Diversifying your financial portfolio can help limit your exposure to risks, while protecting your finances against market volatility.
But wait, can you actually buy Bitcoin in Singapore?
Of course you can!
At Coinhako, you can buy cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin with a minimum trading amount of only $30 SGD. This wallet-friendly amount lowers the barriers of entry into the crypto market, making it a low-risk investment for first-timers.
Enjoy hassle-free trading and buy Bitcoin in SGD - With Coinhako, you can buy Bitcoin in SGD, so you save the hassle and money on conversion fees.
Cryptocurrencies also offer contactless and instantaneous transactions — which render them a safe way to transact in times like these.
We hope our tips will help you power through these unprecedented times along with the rest of Singapore. Stay safe and sanitised!
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*The information presented in this article does not constitute investment advice and is purely for educational and/or informational purposes.
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