5 APPS TO HELP YOU ACQUIRE NEW SKILLS THAT WON’T COST YOU A FORTUNE
I don’t know about you but I’m always learning! I love to learn though so you can image my excitement to learn about 5 apps that will help you acquire new skills that won’t cost you a fortune! I hope these help you on your quest to improve your knowledge, health and fitness and skills.
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- Master mindfulness with Remente (remente.com)
Stress is something that we all have to contend with on a daily basis. Whether this be in work, or at home, worrying about things is a hard habit to break. This year, vow to improve mental wellbeing, increase mindfulness, work on your stress management with the help of mental wellbeing app Remente. The app is free to download and guides the user through every step in order to make their goals a reality, and offer courses and boosters. It does this by breaking down your overall aim into daily goals, making large tasks manageable and keeping you ‘on track’. Total inner peace might not be such a cliché after all.
- Set up your own side-hustle with Skillshare (skillshare.com)
What did you want to be when you were younger? Was it what you are working in now? Many of us have given up our alternative career and creative dreams in order to ‘pay the bills,’ so why not get back to your passion by using Skillshare, an online learning community with thousands of classes in design, technology, business and more. Investing your time in a side hustle, will not only develop your skill set in something that you’re interested in, but will also help you to build a passive income stream.
Skillshare is designed to be quick and easy to set-up, create your profile, upload your videos into a portfolio, and build your brand. This will then connect you with thousands of professionals and students all over the world – building your own new career has never been so easy and it all starts with you.
- Learn a new language with Babbel (babbel.com)
As well as being a great skill to show off on holiday, learning a new language can boost self-esteem, build mental muscle, and even give you leg up in your career. Research by Edinburgh’s School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences has proven that learning a new skill with tangible deadlines, such as progressing through an online language course, makes you better able to concentrate for longer periods of time. A separate study in Current Biology has found that it activates a section of the brain which makes you happier! With classes lasting only 15 minutes, Babbel encourages learning in achievable bursts directly from the app.
- Learn more about the world and follow current events with Acast (acast.com)
Whether you want to delve a little further into the world of politics, fancy brushing up on your history, or just want to be better equipped conversationally, podcasts are a great way to indulge in some learning while multitasking, or even when relaxing at the end of the day. One app and audio platform is Acast as it has a huge amount of podcasts for you to choose from, and it is free to download. For example, the ever popular History Hit show by Dan Snow and Olive Magazine podcast for the latest recipes are just a couple we recommend!
- Start to blog with Wix (wix.com)
Whether you want to take up cooking, piano, or any other skill, a blog is a good platform to start with. Blogging about a hobby or a topic you want to learn more about can help you to dwele deeper into the subject, and connect you with similar people which opens up for opportunities that help you learn more. There are several platforms that will help you set up a website and create a blog such as WordPress, Wix and Blogger. Creating your very own blog does not only help you to learn new things, but can also help you make money from your new interest.