A Day In The Life of a Student In Quarantine
It seems like all this craziness came out of nowhere. One day I was walking to class and the next thing I know; I’m spending all my time in my room. I was beyond stressed just thinking of the major changes that were about to happen. From moving back home to adjusting to online classes, I just knew my anxiety was going to be through the roof. When online classes started, all I could think about was what I had to do next instead of focusing on one thing at a time.
The best thing I did for myself was making sure I kept organized and calm. The important thing to remember during this time is that we are all struggling and it’s okay to take a moment for yourself. Making a daily list of what you want to accomplish helps you stay focused and able to still have time for yourself. Spreading out your work throughout the week does wonders for your mental health. When I would try to do too many things at once, I just ended up stressing myself out too much and getting less done.
It is hard to keep the same schedule you had before the pandemic, so try to make a new schedule so you still have some consistency. In my case, I have tried to set office hours for myself. I wake up at a decent time to have breakfast and then work on schoolwork until the afternoon with a few short breaks in between. As long as my work is spread out, I have felt so much better and still get all my work done on time or even earlier. Another great thing to do is to change your environment when you can. Being cooped up in my room was definitely something that stressed me out in the beginning. In order to change it up I would sit in my kitchen or even take a walk during one of my breaks. This time is truly a unique one for all of us but it is important to remember to that prioritizing yourself should be at the top of your list!