I want to learn new life skills. Starting points?
July 24, 2014 1:22 PM Subscribe
I am looking to learn or become better at skills that would make life easier for me (fixing a car, cooking, DIY, things like that). To that end, I'd like to learn of some starting activities for various skills which could act as training wheels so I don't feel overwhelmed by all of the things there are to learn. Enjoyable hobbies (like chess, drawing, etc.) are more than welcome as well. An example of what I am looking for plus some extra details inside.
posted by BuddyBoo to Education (15 answers total) 73 users marked this as a favorite
For example: learning how to "fix cars" sounds a little intimidating to me. But if I can first learn some bread-and-butter activities from someone with experience fixing cars, such as "You should learn how to change a tire first, then move on to this, then blah blah blah..." it sounds a lot easier to digest.
Or for cooking - instead of "learning how to cook," I'd like to hear "focus on oven top cooking first, and try making this dish, then when you get that down, then try making this, then this..." slowly ramping up the difficulty.
I'm hoping this makes sense! I'm sincerely interested to hear of some starting points for skills/hobbies that I can pick up from MeFites. Useful, fun, unique, rewarding - any and all hobbies or skills are game for me. Thanks in advance.