While we’re all stuck inside #socialdistancing from each other, why not use that time to learn a new skill? Luckily, the power of YouTube makes it easy!
Yes, we can all get lost in a bunch of useless “how to” videos on YouTube, but these skills can actually help you be more productive, live a better life and feel better about yourself!
So, without further ado, here are seven essential skills you can learn from YouTube videos!
1. How to Change a Tire
Nothing is worse than getting a flat tire in the middle of a long road trip. Standing stranded on the side of the highway won’t get anything done. Luckily, Howdini provides an excellent tutorial on how to change a tire.
From learning how to mount a spare to understanding safety measures, you’ll be back on the road in no time.
By the end of the video, you’ll never want to call for roadside assistance again.
2. How to Tie a Tie
Take notes, gentlemen!
Tying a tie should be a top priority for any self-respecting man. At some point, you’re going to need to stop letting your dad or girlfriend fix your crooked necktie before your job interview.
By watching this video, you’ll not only master the simple art of a clean knot, but you’ll be able to do it in just 10 seconds. Once you lock down the pattern and practice a little, you’ll be looking super suave for your dinner date.
And if all goes well, you’ll be able to tie the knot at your wedding.
3. How to Cut an Onion Without Crying
For amate*r home chefs like me, mastering the art of chopping an onion often comes with some teary consequences.
Fear not, fellow aspiring cooks. Put away those sixth-grade science class goggles and gloves and be prepared to prep in peace.
All you need to do is watch the video above and you’ll soon discover the secret spots to avoid on an onion.
So break out your sharpest knife and a quality cutting board and start slicing!
4. How to Improve Your Handwriting
Does your handwriting still look like it did in fourth grade? If so, it’s time to clean that up.
This tutorial video will show you the fine points of writing, including a full breakdown on form, spacing, size, slanting and alignment.
Tighten up your penmanship and people may just wonder if you actually wrote that cover letter by hand.
5. How to Ride a Bike
Riding a bike should be a rite of passage. And if you didn’t practice with training wheels as a toddler, there’s still time to learn this essential skill.
No matter if you’re an adult or a kid, the Cycling UK video will have you feeling like a Tour de France pro sooner than later.
Just don’t forget your helmet!
6. How to Meditate
Sometimes we all just need to chill. And in our stress-driven, social media focused society, achieving some zen perfection can be extremely rewarding.
The art of meditation can be a great tool to rely on when you need to unwind and clear your mind. This video breaks it down into five simple steps.
Just take it one at a time and you’ll be feeling just fine.
7. How to Do Basic CPR
Although we all hope to never be in an emergency situation, knowing CPR is a valuable essential life skill that you need in your toolbox. Mastering the technique takes some practice, especially because someone’s life is literally in your hands. This two-minute YouTube tutorial video will show you all the necessary components to performing basic CPR.
Just remember to breathe.
Which one of these essential life skills do you need to start studying? Are there any additional must-have skills that you think everyone should know?
Let us know in the comments section below!