Hi loves! It’s been so crazy and hectic with everything that is going on in the world. But I am happy to see that more and more people are educated about the virus and taking precautions to prevent it from spreading to other people, especially the elderly and children ๐Ÿ˜ท

At the same time, social-distancing has prevented us from going to school, work, gym, etc. From time to time, my fellow pageant queens and I have discussions on how to stay busy and productive during this pandemic. Today I’m excited to share some of my findings and learnings from my peers.

i. On-line Classes & Certifications

One of my favorite things to do is to learn new things. In the past, I have been certified professionally as a project manager, IT service management practitioner, and even as a registered yoga teacher! ๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ Not only are there inexpensive online classes you can take on websites such as LinkedIn Learning and Udemy, we can also take advantage of guide books and self-study groups. When I was applying for college, I went to several forums to find like-minded high school peers to study with virtually, and I have remained friends with almost all of them! The best thing about getting certified is that once the pandemic is over, you will be one of the top candidates for most jobs you apply to. So why wait when you have all the free time in the world? ๐Ÿ˜‰

ii. Home Workouts

As a pageant girl, I am always looking for ways to stay healthy and improve my fitness routine. Since almost all gyms are closed, I have to be more creative in home workouts, especially on a yoga mat. I have to admit, that at first, it was a struggle to avoid kicking my furniture (I live in a studio) and keep noise level to a minimum. Since I have done yoga for many years before COVID, it is easier for me to get back into the habit. For those that are just starting to work out on a mat, I recommend watching lots of YouTube videos, and figuring out your own pace and frequency. A lot of my coworkers have suggested at-home workout machines such as Peloton. ๐Ÿšฒ They seem to have helped them achieve the workouts they need, but they can be an expensive long-term investment.

iii. Remote Jobs

One of my first jobs is actually being a high school tutor! I tutored 2 kids in middle school and absolutely enjoyed the experience. Being at home does not mean you can’t get some extra $$ tutoring students, or even teaching a music instrument! In fact, I’m currently take guitar ๐ŸŽธclasses online, and with technology, it’s never been easier to pick up an instrument at the comfort of your own home. Most of time, you don’t even need a fancy laptop; an iPad or even a smart phone will suffice. As schools are closed, more and more students will be stuck at home, with more free time to learn and explore online. Before you start watching Netflix and sleeping your days away, get online, spread your knowledge, and get paid! ๐Ÿ’ป

Voila! I hope you find these tips helpful. Don’t forget to follow us on social media. ๐Ÿ‘‡๐ŸปWhether you are a pageant girl or not, feel free to reach out and let me know if you have feedback on my blogs. ๐Ÿ‘‘ As always, stay safe and stay tuned for my next post!

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