Many people are struggling during the pandemic while some people, especially the students are taking advantage of it.
Here are 8 tips you can use to thrive during the pandemic.
1. Be prepared. Read your assignments or lessons before class, complete your homework, and be ready to respond to your teachers. With the limitation of in-person interaction, it’s sometimes easy to disengage during these difficult times. Now, more than ever, students need to stay engaged in their classes. You are responsible for your knowledge.
2. Practice patience. Be patient with yourself; be patient with others. While we encourage you to remain positive and hopeful, we acknowledge that this is a significant disruption to many and being able to adapt may be difficult. Be patient and know that what you are experiencing is valid and that others may be experiencing it differently. We are all doing the best we can to help ourselves.
3. Stay connected. Social distancing can feel very isolating. It doesn’t mean you are alone. Identifying other means of interpersonal communications and social connections can be a great way to stay connected with friends. Make a conscious effort to talk on the phone, video call, or get creative in how you adapt social activities into a digital form.
4. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It is okay if you find yourself struggling to adjust to our “new norm.” In-person academic and emotional support may not be available, but many schools, especially Aii Language Center have set up new pathways and resources for students to get the help they need. Make use of the resources available to you. Your teachers can help you identify the resources that may be best for you.
5. Be self-disciplined. We are finding for many people that the space they learn in is the space they work in and live in. Having a structure and practicing self-discipline can help you set boundaries and begin to maintain a new routine.
6. Learn a language. I’m not suggesting you become fluent in learning a language you would like to learn, but learning the basics of a new language and it is a way to pass the time and keep your mind sharp.
7. Start a reading challenge . If you’re the sort of person who thrives offset goals, a reading challenge is a great way to up your literary intake. Find a free app to master your reading knowledge.
8. Do an at-home workout. Even if you think exercising is the worst, it’s vital to keep your body moving, particularly if you’re unable to leave the house. There are online workout tutorials for all levels on YouTube.
After reading these tips, we hope you have a better routine during the pandemic. Please stay safe.
-By Vathana Soy