23 Actually Useful Skills You Can Learn In One Week While You're Stuck Inside
YouTube is your bestest friend.
These past few weeks have undoubtedly felt like years and years if you've been holed up inside.
Reddit has a great thread about skills you can learn in just one week, particularly with the help of resources like YouTube.
Some of the skills below do require materials, but most of them don't!
2. Figuring out how to open a door with a credit card.
3. How to sew.
4. Learning Morse Code in less than a day with this Google experiment.
Hopefully you'll never need to actually use it.
5. Raising an eyebrow.
"So, I did it by holding down one eyebrow with my hands rather hard and raising the other. That way, you know how it feels and what muscles you have to use. Do it a little every day, just to get yourself used to the feeling. You'll find that soon enough, you can do it without the hand, and bam! As of now, I can only do it while squinting a little, but with more work, I'll be able to lose the squint." - General_Silverini
7. And of course, how to crochet, which is a little easier than knitting.
Now is the time to create your own crocheted Joe Exotic figure.
8. Learning basic sign language.
9. Getting better at cocktails.
"Do you have a pint glass? Or any glass that holds a pint? Do you have a spoon? A normal, adult spoon? Do you have a knife? Any size that's not a joke? Do you have booze? Do you have ice?
"Congratulations, you have a bartending kit. You can execute 90% of all cocktails with these tools. Things that are typically shaken can actually be stirred. They won't be perfect, but they'll taste so close to right that you'll know if you did the cocktail right and if you like it. Cocktailing is like most other hobbies: it can be done with $15 worth of tools or with $1500 worth of tools, and largely the quality of the results will have more to do with the skill of the person rather than the expense of the tools." - CowboyLaw
Thank god all the liquor stores are still open!
11. Learning the Korean, Cyrillic, or Greek alphabet.
"You can learn to 'read' (be able to pronounce) Cyrillic in an afternoon. Obviously you won't know WHAT you're reading but it's a cool thing to be able to do, even if you don't learn Russian." - Underbash
12. Learning a few chords on the guitar.
15. Teaching yourself some beginner coding by starting with Python (one of the funner and easier languages to pick up).
16. Magic tricks with cards.
17. Learning basic drumming rhythms, no drumset required.
18. Trying some new techniques to make your Instagram photos prettier.
19. Basic video editing.
20. Bread making.
21. Cursive writing.
22. Pickling, especially if you're looking for ways to make your groceries last longer.
Tell us in the comments: How are you staying productive at home?
Quotes have been edited for length and clarity.