As the infection and death rates from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to increase, many cities and nations are under lockdown to reduce the spread of the virus. Federal and international health-related entities such as the CDC and WHO have recommended social distancing and home confinement as ways of reducing infections. Most introverts that love to keep to themselves may have no problem with such orders. But for the extroverts, the stay at home order presents a bit of a lifestyle shock.
But worry no more! This post presents to you some exciting and engaging research activities, which can keep you busy as you wait for the lockdown to end.
1. Online Genealogical Research Activities
Do you want to book a trip to your ancestral land to trace your roots? Do you know your family history? If you’re ever bugged with questions relating to your family history, then it’s time you started your genealogical research. The 1800 Census records is a great place to start. Similar records are available up to 1940. These can prove essential for learning more about the lives of ancestors.
A search of who your ancestors were, what happened to them, and where they came from often starts with a perusal of old documents, photo albums, conversations with aged relatives, and searches at local archives and libraries. But to get a quick and reliable search you should consider checking genealogy websites and mining their databases for information.
2. Holiday Destination Searches and Research on Destination and Trip Details
What’s your next holiday destination? What’s the cost of traveling to such a destination? Like it or not after the COVID-19 pandemic life and travel has to go on! But most seekers of interesting vacation destinations often find a challenge when choosing one. Yet with the right knowledge and details, you can find an ideal place to spend your next holiday.
Getting such information early enables you to know the destination’s attractions, the approximate cost of your trip and stay, and the kind of vaccinations and personal items that you may need to pack for your holiday. You can find information on such details by conducting online research on popular family-friendly travel agencies. You can also get their contacts and make a call or write an e-mail to get comprehensive details.
3. Find the Next Competitive and Well-Equipped College or School for Your Kids
If your kids are going to college this year, then you can take the lockdown time to conduct thorough research on all prospective colleges. Your preferences and those of your kids may have subtle differences. But there are many things that you’d like to know beforehand. For instance, you would like to know whether the prospective colleges are close or far.
You may also want to know the size of the college, the academic programs available, the cost of taking the programs, the extracurricular activities available, and the housing and dining arrangements. You can learn all these from the comfort of your home through a detailed online search.
4. Keep Up With the Current COVID-19 Discoveries, News, and Alerts
Staying educated about the COVID-19 pandemic can help you to avoid getting infected. Getting accurate and credible information can also help you to protect your loved ones. You can’t get such information by chatting on Facebook or with your neighbor. Instead, consider scouring through credible sources of health information such as the online portals of entities such as the World Health Organization (WHO), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and your local government online portals.
5. Research the Job Market for New Opportunities
Is your current job boring and tiresome? Is your pay commensurate to the amount of work that you do? Are you thinking of looking for a new job? If so, then it’s time to start an online job market research to identify new job opportunities.
Such searches help you to know what you can do with your career and where you can find your next job as well as the approximate pay that you may get. Don’t be a couch potato during this pandemic. Get online and do some research that will open up new opportunities for you.