Since in-person classes have been cancelled and social distancing is really important at this time, I’ve been staying home every day. Of course, this is very new to me, so I thought I would share how I keep myself busy while I’m a student working from home! 🙂
Keep a tight schedule and stay organized:
It’s really important for me to have a schedule written out because I noticed that if I don’t have one, I’m super unproductive. Of course, working from home means that I have a more flexible schedule, but I still like to stick with my regular school schedule as close as possible. For example, if I have a biology class on Tuesday, I’ll make sure to get some work done for that course, whether it be listening to lecture recordings or completing readings. This way, I force myself to stay on top of all my work and keep busy.
Organization is key at this time, since everyone (including professors) are still trying to figure out a plan for the rest of the semester. This is why I keep a note of every change that I’ve been informed of, and I write down any online lectures or tutorials I need to attend so I don’t miss them.
Create a study space:
Since classes are now online, having a good study space at home is super important to me because it’s where I spend most of my time at! I personally make sure I have my own private work area (somewhere other than my bed) that’s big, has natural lighting, and is quiet.
I recently cleaned my entire work area to make it a more open and clean space. Tip: adding a candle to your work area makes it really relaxing (just don’t put it too close to your papers!).
Take on new hobbies:
Since I don’t need to spend time commuting, I have a lot more time in the day. In order to keep myself busy, I like to explore new hobbies! Recently, I’ve been really into baking, yoga, and I’m trying to learn how to play the guitar.
It’s also a great a time for me to try new DIYs, like sewing scrunchies/headbands and making temporary tattoos.
Now’s the perfect time to clean up my room as well. Since the weather is going to get warm very soon, I switched out my bulky winter clothes for my spring/summer ones. I also changed up my room décor to brighten everything up! Time moves sooo quickly when I’m cleaning, so I definitely recommend it!
I hope everyone is productive and restful at home. Stay safe and healthy! 🙂