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3 LIFE-CHANGING SKILLS YOU CAN LEARN AT HOME

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Meet your full potential at home in the comfort of your Albuquerque apartment. If you have some free time, take the opportunity to invest in your personal growth. Below, we reveal three life-changing skills you can learn from home.

WRITING

Nearly everyone is all-too-familiar with the challenges of writing great prose. So, brush up on your writing skills to make sure you can excel professionally and socially.

First, start with the basics. To write better work emails, Grammar Girl suggests paying careful attention to the subject line, keeping messages concise, and substantiating any praises or criticisms with brief explanations. Second, be sure to install free browser extensions or apps to catch spelling and grammar mistakes for you. Grammarly is a popular choice. For advanced writers, find motivation and polish your skills by watching writer and editor Beth Dunn's fun and informative presentation, "How To Be A Writing God."

PUBLIC SPEAKING

Simon Sinek's TED Talks boast more than 22 million views, according to Entrepreneur. The leadership expert claims he’s naturally shy and an unlikely candidate for public speaking success. So, how does he defy the odds?

Sinek begins by offering audiences value. He inspires them by teaching them something new. Simon also speaks very slowly and deliberately. Most importantly, he’s learned to reframe nervousness and tension as excitement. So, if you feel your pulse quickening, tell yourself it's your enthusiasm for the event that’s to blame.

MEDITATION

One of the most important parts of being successful is learning how to focus. Meditation is one of the best ways to do that. According to a study by the University of Washington, participants who meditated "stayed on tasks longer and made fewer task switches."

Use the interactive, user-friendly Headspace app to learn how to meditate. Or, browse free guided meditations on the Insight Timer app to address specific areas, like adopting mindfulness at work, boosting self-esteem, managing stress, and improving sleep.

All in all, these life-changing skills are sure to change your life. And, if you’d like to learn these skills in comfortable surroundings, consider making Olympus Northpoint your new home. Contact us for a virtual tour of our grounds today.

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