As spring break comes to its final day, school from home starts again tomorrow. With everything going in the the world, coronavirus has been effecting our lives in every aspect as everyone knows. For many people, tomorrow will mark as the first day of online learning. Elia and I have actually been able to experience this these past two weeks leading up to spring break. Below are our tips and tricks to help you adapt to this new structure of learning and to make the most out of the experience.
Keeping your normal daily routine
Wake up relativity early - Give yourself a good amount of time to wake up, eat breakfast, and change before school starts. You want to be awake and in the right headspace.
Do not spend the whole day in your PJs - If you want to wear sweatpants the whole day, that's fine but when you wake up you should at least change into another pair your clothes to tell your body that it is not bed time anymore.
Make your bed and keep your room clean - Like many people, I have been doing my classes and homework in my room. With this, I have been spending A LOT of time in my room. Having a clean room can alleviate stress and help you focus more. Making your bed will also make your room look nice for other people to see during online learning. Tomorrow Unify Louisville will be starting a make your bed challenge! We challenge all of you to post a picture of your freshly made beds on your stories and we will repost them!
Eat meals at normal times - Although you may feel you have no sense of time during this quarantine, it is important to try to eat meals at normal meal times. Your body is used to this routine and it will help things feel semi - "normal".
Have a separate work space than your bed - If you are planning on working in your bedroom, work at a desk or in a chair. Make this space a dedicated work area, it's like stepping into a classroom. Also, try to not get into bed until it is time to go to bed.
Work in 30 minute increments - When I am not in class but still have a lot of work to do, I always get very distracted by everything around me. When working, set a 30 minute timer and then put your phone on the other side of the room. Work for 30 minutes without distractions and then take a five minute break. This will help you stay on task but also allows time for breaks.
We hope these tips help you get a productive start to the upcoming week. We know it will be challenging for everyone, but together we can unite and get through this!
- Lindsey Latts