Over the past few weeks, we have come across lots of interesting, cool, and free or discounted resources to make staying at home a little easier. Some of these will help you crush it while working from home while others will help you fill your free time with things you enjoy!
Webinar: Staying Productive While Working Remotely
The Kuvio Creative team came together to compile our tips and tricks for being productive when working from home. This isn’t just for people who recently transitioned to remote work! We have also included tips for existing remote workers experiencing a productivity slump as a result of the pandemic.
42 Ways to Stay Connected with Coworkers
Missing your morning trip to the coffee shop with your team or your afternoon trip to the water cooler? While we can’t be physically together, your connections with your coworkers don’t have to fizzle. Check out these ideas to keep everyone in touch and reduce feelings of isolation.
The Science of Well Being by Yale University
Yale University's super-popular "happiness" course, is available for free online through Coursera. The Science of Well Being will engage in a series of challenges designed to increase your own happiness and build more productive habits.
It’s open to anyone who wishes to audit the class, but you can also pay $49 which allows you to submit assignments, receive a grade, and obtain a certificate of completion.
A Master Spreadsheet of Activities and Live Events
This spreadsheet offers a very comprehensive list of digital events happening and is divided by category. You can also submit cool events you learn about to help the list grow. Need something to do right now? There is even a tab filled with great anytime activities.
Online Courses from Coursera
Until May 31, Coursera is offering over 100 online courses for free, many of them taught by Ivy League schools or offered by companies like Google.
LinkedIn Learning Remote Work Course
LinkedIn has opened up its course on remote working for free! It is 14 hours of great content that can help you get used to working in this new format. Complete the whole thing or jump around and pick out topics that appeal to you. Either way, you are sure to learn something new.
Daily UI Design Challenge
This one is for all of the designers and aspiring designers out there! Keep your skills sharp with this daily UI challenge. Maybe create a game for yourself where you commit to completing seven or even 30 days in a row and see how much you can learn through these quick exercises.
Tour Many, Many Museums
Wanderlust doesn’t stop just because travel has! Luckily, you can tour over 2,500 museums virtually, which means you can be in Paris in the morning and in South Korea by the afternoon. The only hard part is deciding which to check out first.
Free UC Berkely Lectures
This lecture archive allows you to view lectures from experts on a variety of topics dating all the way back from 1904 to the present. Whether you want to learn something new about your area of study or dive into a totally unfamiliar topic, this site can certainly help you fill an afternoon.
How to Set Up a Home Office in a Small Apartment
Maybe working from bed seemed like a good idea at first, but by now you are probably looking for a bit of a more structured workspace. This article gives you some tips on how to achieve that even if you are working with a small amount of space.
Free Audio Books From Audible
Audible has made many literary classics and a lot of children’s books available to listen to for free. They even have offerings in a variety of languages!
2500+ Online Courses from 14 Top Institutions from edX
edX is a platform for education and learning with more than 20 million users that was founded by Harvard and MIT. Free courses are in topics such as computer science, language, data science, business and management, engineering, and humanities.
Bonus: Conference Call Bingo
Send this around to your coworkers for some laughs. Who can mark them all off?
We hope these resources add a little joy to your week. Is there another tool or opportunity we should know about? Let us know on Twitter, @Conserisapp!
Stay safe and stay home!