Do you have time on your hands now that your older or retired? Have you exhausted your TV options or want to do something different? I’ve found online classes to be not only educational but fun as well.
For the foodie in you
I signed up for a Greek Cooking Class with the Center for Culinary Culture. A cookbook author is teaching how to make Greek lemon chicken soup and some other yummy items. As a fan of everything Mediterranean, I opted to buy her cookbook as well. Foodies like me love this organization because they have all sorts of scrumptious events both online and in-person that I have attended in the past.
It’s a nice way to spend a couple of hours and possibly meet others with the same interests.
There are online classes for every interest
During the lockdown, I took several virtual tours of my city and surrounding neighborhood to learn about the history, architecture, and intriguing characters from the past. Show me a cool Victorian-era home and I’m there.
There are so many different types of online classes you can find on the Internet. Learn how to knit, collect stamps, scrapbook, play chess, improve your tech skills, garden, become an actor, paint, write, or even garden. The list is endless.
Some online classes are designed to add to your education, up-level your credentials, earn you a degree, or teach you a language. The events or lectures I like to attend are about topics that are quirky, fun, and sometimes tech-oriented because I’m a nerd. That’s just me.
One of the best things you can do for yourself with online classes is stay fit. And, if you can do it at home, all the better. That way you aren’t comparing yourself to all the young hard bodies who frequent gyms. Right now, the idea of going to a gym isn’t all that appealing. You don’t need someone’s sweat making you sick, especially at our age.
Get your questions answered
Sometimes classes online will solve a specific problem. Are you hopeless at carving a turkey, making a French braid, or giving yourself a manicure? Just Google it and you’ll find something on the web that will tell you how. Classes on YouTube are free. I can’t tell you all the stuff I learn there on almost a daily basis.
Maybe your interests lie in the more esoteric arts. Have you ever thought about learning how to read tarot cards, communicate with your pets, or delving into the philosophies of world religions? You’ll find them on the Internet.
Shake up your routine
We tend to get stuck in our habits. If we get bored, we automatically turn on the TV or dive into a book, which can be educational but online classes offer so many other options. To maintain your cognitive function, it’s always a good idea to mix it up and be open to new experiences. Meet and learn with others who share your mindset. You never know where it will take you.