4 Ways to Better Yourself During the Pandemic

Let’s face it. This pandemic has taken a toll on all of us, whether emotionally, mentally, or physically, which is why we could also find it hard to be motivated and productive at times. This is a totally understandable and perfectly normal response to the pandemic. However, if you want to find ways to still improve and grow, even while at home, here are 4 things you can do.

1.  Pursue higher education

Learning never stops, no matter your disposition in life. While face to face classes are currently unavailable, the internet is at your disposal. There are endless resources you can access if you take the time to look. You can search for videos on YouTube for crash courses or you can also enroll in classes held by experts, professionals, and top organizations. This could even be your chance to get an Ivy-League education since universities like Harvard offer online courses. Despite the pandemic, you can still hone your skills and even learn something new with all the information now available to you. 

2. Improve your environment

The space around you can greatly affect your attitude and behavior. A dark or unorganized environment can make you less productive, which is why it is important that you keep it neat and inviting. Besides adding plants around your home, think of ways you can spruce up your living space since it is where you have worked, studied and basically spent most of your time during the pandemic.


If you cook often, you might want to think about replacing your kitchen appliances, or having a bedroom makeover to add more storage. Your home upgrade can even include getting a bigger TV to watch shows with the family. Working on yourself includes working on your space around you.

3. Invest in your future

While there is still uncertainty in the world, you can still prepare for your future by becoming an entrepreneur. Instead of shopping online during your free time, you can focus on adding to your income by starting a business. Everything can now be done and sourced online so you can set up a website for free or upgrade it for a fee, use social media platforms to market your products or services, and get connected to suppliers easily. 


All you need is willpower and minimum capital, which you can also get from lending institutions, to help you get started.

4. Make time for your passion project 

Besides finding ways to make extra income, find activities that will also fuel your creativity and passion during the pandemic. Just because you’re at home most of the time, it doesn’t mean you stop seizing your goals and dreams. Dedicate time to things you have always wanted to try but never got to, or get back to the things you used to love doing. Whether it’s video equipment for vlogging or a new oven for baking, a loan can help you fund your passion project needs. 

Need a little help? You can acquire credit to learn, make home improvements, start a business, and more. It can surely help you achieve your life’s goals and become the best version of yourself!   


Applying for a Personal Loan is easy with CIMB Bank! 

At CIMB Bank Philippines, you can loan as much as PHP 1 million with ZERO PROCESSING FEE and NO EARLY SETTLEMENT FEE. Apply in as fast as 10 minutes. 


Get rewarded for responsible payment habits! You can also get interest rebates up to 30% on your Personal Loan when you pay your monthly dues on time. Take a step towards your goals!

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