Just because were not in class doesn’t mean our grades should fall prey to Covid-19. The thoughts of studying at home can be daunting and worrying however, it is so important to keep up with school and college work in these uncertain times.
There is still an opportunity to talk to teachers and lectures through video-calls, chat rooms or email. It is so important to keep in contact with teachers and classmates so you do not miss out on any information given about your subjects and modules. Do not be afraid to ask questions for further explanation or for extra help as schooling from home is new to everybody.
You can also try calling friends that you have class with to discuss topics or upcoming essays and assignments that are due to catch up with them while staying on top of work.
Keeping to a schedule is going to be the most important thing we can do for yourselves during online instruction. Using a calendar to base your school or college timetable will support you in your work and to stay productive. Keeping a routine is a great way to stay focused and not treat these weeks like the summer holidays
Taking breaks is good for your sanity, if you think about the fact that you’re stuck at home with nothing to do except homework, you’ll drive yourself insane. Taking some time off to listen to some music, watch an episode of that show you’re binging on Netflix, or texting your friends isn’t just good for your mental health right now, but your physical health too! Drink tons of water while you’re at it and keep yourself on track with your schedule using timed breaks. For example, you could study for an hour and then give yourself twenty minutes off to clear your mind and regroup your thoughts.
Even though we are studying at home, it is important to keep up to date with revision and homework. This could be simply reading articles and making notes on them for a college module or doing your schoolwork during the normal school hours and doing assigned homework ‘after school’ as you would if you were attending school normally. This will help keep on top of your work and you don’t have to stress out about falling behind.
As we all know, these are worrying and stressful times, and we don’t know when everything will go back to normal in our lives. Take the time to relax – while social distancing! – by reading a book, watching a good Netflix film or taking up a new hobby.School work and college work is important but your mental health is worth so much more. This will be ok
Finally, take this time to work towards getting healthy again. Whether it’s emotionally, mentally, physically, or even spiritually. If you’ve been eating granola bars for your meals three times a day or are getting five hours of sleep a night, then take this time to get yourself back on a good schedule. This is just another silver lining to social distancing — an opportunity for all of us to cash in on our sleep debt and work on ourselves, for once. Although a pandemic might be happening right outside of our doors, getting and keeping ourselves nice and healthy never seemed so doable.