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Upgrading Skills And Time Management

Discussion in 'Education & Personal Growth' started by shravs3, Apr 21, 2020.

  1. shravs3

    shravs3 IL Hall of Fame

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    Learning is a never ending process.
    In any field you need to constantly upgrade your skills to survive in the job market.

    As you know currently many online learning platforms are offering courses for discounted prices and some are even free.

    What courses have you enrolled for?
    And what is that one thing you wanted to learn, but due to the lack of time you were not able to focus on it?

    How are you managing the time if you are pursuing some course alongside the usual work in this quarantine life?
     
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  2. Rihana

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    I am working on one "Critical Thinking" kind of course. If I find myself not keeping up, I move that course to the first thing I do for a day or two.

    Another one I am working on is to be a "coach" of a certain life skill -- how to coach others for it. For this, I had to get creative beyond allocating regular time. I tried many methods, one of which is the Feynman technique, just that instead of writing like I am explaining concepts to a 12 year old, I pretend I am explaining it to my H. He is helping so much without even knowing his contribution.
     
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    Hi.
    I took a break from work few years ago and staying on H4 and In lock down, I have completed online course in “Basic and advanced first aid class” because i thought this is very useful if any family members and parents need our help in true emergency before Help arrives or provided it in hospital...
    I have also enrolled in psychology online class “science and wellbeing” to change the negative patterns of behavior or negative habits into positive ones.
     
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    Time allocation towards new learning, while taking care of house, kids and job, becomes very difficult.
    When you have young children, one goes in 'maintenance mode' learning-wise. Just maintain the job and knowledge, expanding is hard to do.
    @shravs3 learn before children come along. You allocate learning time at office only, stay late 30 minutes and work on your learning.
    Few things that helped to get more time out of the day:
    Stop watching mindless TV, YouTube etc
    Stop browsing mindlessly
    Basically be mindful of devices and phone time
    Do not spend too much time on household chores- do what you have planned, meaning do not go cleaning the counters endlessly because they will get dirty again
    Working out keeps the brain young and hence easier to learn new thing
    What to learn is big question. It can be answered looking at someone professional goals, interests.
    Eg lately, I have huge interest in neuroscience, I like read and learn about it. But it was not my field.
    How to find material? I look for cues everywhere; the cues stick with me and then I research and learn. Internet, paper books, media, are all the places where I learn material from.
    Audio anything- helps a lot.
    Sorry, for choppy post.
     
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  5. shravs3

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    Rihana thanks for the response :blush:
    That’s a good tip.

    I’m that kind of student who skips boring part of the subject and concentrate only on something which I am interested in.
    So I have struggle concentrating on few things.

    I have read about Feynman technique but never implemented it. But looks like it’s extremely effective.
     
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    @Pragathi22 Thanks for the response. That’s very thoughtful of you to enroll in such courses. It’s definitely useful to know about first aid and stuff especially in the time’s like this.
     
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    @hermitcrab Thanks for those valuable suggestions :blush:

    You caught me :grin:
    I am addicted to all of the above :flushed:
    I’m trying to minimise it so that I can be more productive.

    I am planning to install Pomodoro apps like Focus keeper which is used to increase my productivity.
     
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    Udemy and Coursera have many - you can choose based on your interest.
    Once chosen, you can set some deadlines for yourself to be disciplined finish the courses.
     
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    Critical thinking course name is itself iteresting. how and where can learn this. kindly send the link if anything is there.
     
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    these courses related to what
     

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