The world has hit a new low. And it’s apparent to everyone, no matter your age, sex, or qualification. Although some countries may have suffered more than others, while some people may be surviving better than the rest, the stress is still inescapable.
While in the present situation, after losing a job or not being able to get one; the wise thing to do is to conquer your fear of the inevitable and focus your energy elsewhere. And nothing beats studying in this situation. The few years, of downtime, is great to catch up on studies, starting degrees, doing diplomas, etc. It’s definitely not about going to the best university in this situation; it’s about being thrifty while in this phase. Because once you’re out of it, no one will question your choice of the university; in fact, they will appreciate your sensibility to not waste time and up your educational qualification.
Do distance, do full time, do part-time, whatever is convenient and monetarily practical. Do a course you’ve been interested in but did not have the opportunity to invest time in. Complete leftover exams and earn your masters. Opt for higher education, you don’t know exactly how long this financial crisis is going to last, but you do know that your knowledge gained in this period will be super useful when the sun will shine at the economic conditions.
Apart from studying a core, career-related subject, you can also try to take up courses in your hobby. Try chocolate making, crafts, courses that polish your computer skills, etc. These may not be connected directly to your career, but will definitely teach you some skill, like discipline, patience; you may even end up discovering something about your personality. Opting for creative courses will give you an opportunity to meet people of similar interests, hence expanding your friend’s circle. If you already have done courses like these, you can take classes at home, this will enable you to earn a little while comforting everyone else too. If you’re educated enough to tutor, do it for cheap, help your community, and earn. It won’t pay your mortgage or rent, but something is better than nothing.
The idea is to be wise instead of crib and cry over spilled milk. No matter how much loss you’ve faced during this time, there are people suffering more than you, who have bigger families and bigger businesses that need financial support. It’s about staying motivated, channeling positive energy, and being human. By aiming at a better come back, you are being smart and maintaining your sanity while at it. And education is a key element in this; your educational qualifications always put you on the top list of candidates when looking for a job. And while today’s working hours don’t allow flexibility to completely dwell in your studies, it’s a great way to do it now while you basically have no other option.
Education, gaining knowledge, improving your personality, these are the wise man’s tools of grabbing opportunities, and moving further in life. Make use of these, and refresh your credentials and understanding of the real world. It will help you to not only succeed in life but also have a sense of responsibility and accomplishment. The most important thing to remember is, education has no age, and education does not judge you. So as long as you’re interested, you’re most welcome!