Have you ever been to a party and there is this one person everyone just seems to be gravitating towards?
It’s not because the person seems to know everyone at the gathering, it’s just that some people know how to exude attention easily.
Part of this behavior is attributed to amazingly cool skills that are sure to turn heads anywhere.
Whether you want to attract this type of attention or just want something to occupy your time with during this pandemic or want to better your life with some life skills, there are loads of skills to learn.
They can come in handy and just require a little bit of patience and practice.
Cool Skills to Learn In a Lifetime!
#1 How to Juggle
Learning to juggle is a great trick to learn. Juggling is easy and with the right practice, anyone can master it. It’s a great trick to have in your repertoire to whip out at parties or gatherings. Easily impress at a dinner party by juggling a few lemons or oranges.
#2 How to Whistle
Have you ever been trying to get someone’s attention in a crowd when people’s chatter and the music just drown out your call? Why not learn how to whistle?
An ear-piercing whistle can stop anyone in their tracks, and all eyes will be on you. So maybe just use your new-found talent for extreme circumstances, okay?
#3 How to Moonwalk
Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to glide along the floor as if super-humanly? Let’s take a trip down memory lane back to March 25th, 1983, when Michael Jackson did the moonwalk for the first time in front of a live audience.
Michael Jackson made jaws drop at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, and later all across the world, once the taping of the show was aired. Decades later, people still remember the day, and many have learned to master the special move.
With some practice and determination, you too can impress with your dance moves after doing the moonwalk at your next gathering.
#4 How to Beatbox
Why not take out the time to learn to beatbox, you will be able to spit out a tune at anyone’s request. Talk about impressive.
#5 How to Solve a Rubik’s Cube
Rubik’s cubes seem like the ultimate unsolvable puzzle. But these little cubes are not impossible, as long as you understand the way they work.
Once you get down the pattern you should be following, in twisting the squares, the Rubik’s cube becomes quite simple. In fact, you will be able to solve them in a matter of seconds.
#6 How to do a Handstand
I for one have always been fascinated by someone who could do a handstand or even a cartwheel for that matter. If you too feel that way, why not spend a little time each day perfecting the move?
Cool skills to learn to vamp up your CV
#7 Learn an Instrument
An instrument looks great on a CV due to the diversity it shows in your personality. But there are many other benefits of learning an instrument that you can also reap. Instruments allow you the opportunity to strengthen bond with others, especially those who also play the same instrument.
Moreover, learning an instrument strengthens memory and reading skills. Furthermore, some studies suggest playing music makes you happy, as music is said to reduce stress and depression. Musical training is also said to strengthen the brain’s executive function.
#8 Learn a New Language
Employers will often favor those applicants who can speak more than one language. This skill aids companies in international communication and diversifies companies as well. Moreover, learning a new language is said to boost brain power, bring improvements to memory, and sharpens the mind.
#9 Learn Photography
Being able to take amazing photographs may just make you a favorite among your friends. But the skill also looks good on applications, especially for jobs that can use this skill to boost their company, either through online presence or portfolios.
#10 Learn Photoshop
How many posts have you come across on social media that just look too good to be true? Well the millions of posts asking for someone to photoshop a certain picture to fit their requirements, might just answer how these posts come to be. From a business perspective, photoshop can be used to strengthen and expand editing skills.
Cool basic Life Skills to Learn
#11 How to Meditate
With focus shifting to one’s well-being, meditation has become more and more common. There are multiple reasons why learning to meditate is a cool skill, most of which have to do with the way meditation will increase your mental health, and in turn, benefit your whole life.
#12 How to Change a Tire
Knowing how to change a flat tire can be the turning point in making a major issue into merely an inconvenience. Knowing how to change a flat tire means you do not spend a good amount of money on an easy fix.
It also allows you the freedom to not have to be dependent on a car service and allows you to quickly carry on with your day without having to wait around for them to arrive.
#13 How to Tie a Tie
Tim Gunn said “I’ve worn a suit and tie for most of my life. And I believe (for me), it makes me more confident navigating the world.” Whether you or your partner have to wear a tie for your jobs, or whether you wear it out of choice like Tim Gunn, a well-tied tie will never go unnoticed.
#14 How to Pack a Suitcase
On certain flights, having checked luggage can cost a great deal. Not only that, not knowing how to pack can result in you being underprepared, even though you thought you over-prepared, but missing important things can cause great inconvenience.
Moreover, if you incorrectly pack your belongings in a suitcase there is a chance you will ruin your things. Everyone should know how to pack a suitcase, whether it’s needed just for a day trip, a vacation, or even just for storage purposes.
#15 How to Ride a Bike
With the world’s environment being what it is, learning to ride a bike will not only be a cool skill for you to know but will also be beneficial to the environment.
Especially now, with the pandemic, using public transport is not advisable, therefore taking a more environmentally friendly, and safer option to get to your destinations is advisable.
#16 How to do Basic Home Repairs
Knowing how to repair things around the house will save you both time and money. You will no longer need to hand over a hefty fee for a nominal task, nor wait around for someone to come and fix it for you.
You can also learn how to do more specific projects, such as DIYs for furniture.
#17 How to Cook a Basic Meal
Firstly, learning to cook will save you a ton in take-outs and dining out. It is also an impressive skill to have. Cooking for someone, or even with someone is a great bonding experience and a nice activity to do together.
Moreover, it’s a skill that will help you out for your entire life. Taking cooking into your own hands also ensures you know what is going into your food exactly, and hence what is going into your body.
#18 How to Manage Personal Finance
Managing personal finances is something hardly anyone is taught, either at school or by parents.
And most people are forced to learn the skill when they are put in a difficult situation. Personal finance skills can include things like managing money, budgeting, or even how to get out of debt.
This is a skill that everyone should take the time to learn, as once someone starts earning or has bills to pay or responsibilities to fulfill, this skill can make life easier.
#19 The How to of Basic Investments
Similar to personal finance, when one starts to earn, it is always a good idea to know about investments. Simply saving money means ultimately losing money to inflation.
Even simply knowing the basics of how to go about investing will drastically help in opening up your options.
#20 How to Sew On a Button
Knowing how to sew on a button is a very simple task to learn, but many people cannot do it. How many shirts have literally gone to waste because they are missing a button and cannot be worn?
It is a simple skill that recent generations have forsaken for more complex hobbies, but one that can really save you in a pinch.
#21 How to Organize Your House
Not only will organizing improve the aesthetics of your life, but it will also make your life easier. Knowing that everything has a place that helps in maintaining your house and keeping it presentable.
It also allows you to save a huge amount of time when you are not looking for things because you know exactly where your shoes and clothes and keys are.
Why not look into the Marie Kondo method? Marie Kondo has revolutionized organization and tidying and even has a Netflix show you can watch for inspiration.
Cool Life Saving Skills to Learn
#22 Learn Basic CPR
Learning CPR is the literal definition of learning a life-saving skill. Performing CPR in an emergency situation can be the difference between life and death. The act can give a victim the chance to stay alive long enough for an ambulance and paramedics to take over.
There are 7 fundamental steps to performing CPR:
- Place the heel of your dominant hand at the center of the victim’s chest
- Place your other hand over your dominant hand and interlock your fingers
- Begin chest compressions
- Open the person’s mouth
- Add a rescue breath
- Keep a close eye on the victim’s chest and then continue to do another rescue breath
- Continue with 30 compressions and 2 breath cycles.
#23 Learn the Heimlich Maneuver
Like CPR the Heimlich Maneuver can save lives. Learning the Heimlich maneuver, however, is not just learning the process to perform it.
You need to understand in which circumstances one should perform the Heimlich maneuver. For example, if someone can speak that means they are able to move air through their airway and thus should not be given the Heimlich maneuver.
Not only can the Heimlich maneuver save lives of those around you, but you may also be in a position where you have to give yourself the maneuver which is also a valuable skill to have.
#24 How to Light a Fire
Being able to light a fire will always be a good skill to know. I mean, yes, the likelihood of you getting trapped in the woods with nothing to your name is pretty rare.
But how big a hero would you be if that situation somehow were to arise and you were the only one who knew how to start a fire. Plus, this skill can come in handy on barbecues, camping trips, and just generally to show off.
#25 Learn Self-Defense
Knowing you can take care of yourself can drastically improve your confidence. And being able to physically protect yourself is a much-needed reassurance that you are safe.
Options Are Endless!
The sky is the limit and you can take the time to learn anything, especially with the recourses available today, everything is at your fingertips.
So why not take the time and pick up new skills to learn?