A lot has changed since the onset of the pandemic. Colleges and Universities throughout the world have moved to remote instruction, many cafés and restaurants have closed and in general, the overall lifestyle got changed in ways we could not have anticipated. The changes in an average household and for an average college student go well beyond buying an air fryer, and the episode of toilet paper shortage is all-to-familiar even today.
Give Your Day a Structure
Giving yourself a structure in your average college day may seem too obvious to even mention, but now it is more important than ever. Getting up at the same time every day, finishing all your obligations, and going to bed knowing that this was a very productive college day will do wonders for your mental health and your well-being. Try to incorporate the following into your college schedule:
- Must-Do’s - deadlines and assignments,
- Should-Do’s - early reading,
- Wanna-Do’s - hitting the gym, jogging and checking out healthy recipes,
- The Extra Mile Tasks - extra research and volunteer work.
Understand that things may not go back to normal as soon as you would like them to. Mandatory masks and hand disinfection may seem like an overstretch to some, but understanding the benefits these small ‘rituals’ of a kind can bring you will make you at ease with these. Understand the significance of the measures that are introduced throughout the world by visiting official websites and getting informed there. Avoid too much news and Facebook ‘experts’ who talk about the COVID-19 pandemic in one post and flat Earth in another.
Seeking help in college during the pandemic is the next important thing to master. Although it may be necessary at all times, in a period as stressful as this is, it is normal to seek essays help and to be ready to take a detour here and there. What is yet another assignment to read for your college professor may save you days of time and help you clear your head.
Clearing your head during the pandemic college life is important too. Do not neglect your mental health for any course of any activity. Sure, sometimes, we have to push ourselves, but being able to stop and take a break will do wonders for you. Network as much as you can, and understand that a bit of rest and asking for help never hurt anybody.
Use online resources to your advantage. Brain fog in college students is your biggest enemy, and not being able to properly quote your sources can even make you fail a course. Use LetsGradeIt to check your college essays and seminar papers. These professionals do not seem to care about the pandemic: their job is to help you ace that test, and this is what they will do.
Being able to enjoy a multitude of activities is something we are all too used to. Now that some of those activities had to be limited, it can be challenging to find some new hobbies. However, finding a part-time college job was never easier. The number of companies looking for native English or American teachers to teach English online has never been higher, and their rates are as attractive as they could be.
While working from the comfort of your own dormitory and making your first serious money, make sure you also have a hobby on the side. Learn how to start your college blog and let all your thoughts out. While it may not be suitable for everybody, you may find it very helpful to let your thoughts wander on a page and take a shape of their own. Being able to monetize your blog after a while is an added benefit.
While the pandemic has caught everybody unprepared and left us struggling for the old ways, it has also brought us the time to stop and reflect on our lives. Keeping a positive attitude even in the wake of what was an almost post-apocalyptic setting is of crucial importance in staying sane in these trying times.
Merissa loves traveling and classical music. The recent developments have given her ample time to stop and think about what she wants to be. Not being able to travel for such a long time has also made her appreciate all her previous trips to Europe so much more.