28 September 2020

Online classes

I hope you are all having a good time whether you are still in isolation or not, using your time well by working out or learning a new skill, sleeping is good as well!

Now as we all know classes are starting very soon if they haven’t yet and I am sure that a lot of you are very rusty just like me so here are a couple of things that can help you get back in your routine so that starting classes is a little less tough and more bearable, this works for people going back to work as well except if you were already working from home.

Fixing your sleeping schedule would be the most important thing, if you are in the country/state that your college or university is situated then it will not be much of an issue but if you are abroad, try to sleep according to their time. Along with that, make sure that you have enough of the right nutrients required for you to be able to focus as it can be a little more tough when you are at home with the distractions and potential noise. If you were working in your own time at home, try to start waking up early a week before you are due to go back to work, it won’t be as tiring then.

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Try reading a book to get used to it again, ensure that you have good lighting in order for your eyes not to strain as reading on a phone and books are totally different. Reading a book that is related to what you study would be the best but if you do not want to you can always pick a book from our regularly updated fight book club section.

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Try writing, not to practice your handwriting as you are the only one who will be seeing but to be able to keep up with the speed without your hands hurting. There are many note taking methods out on the internet but keep an eye open for a post about this on Your Style Fix! I would suggest recording the lecture if it is not saved and uploaded for you if you are a little slow.

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Once your classes start or you start working again, ensure to regularly check your emails for unexpected changes and new announcements. Use whatever method you prefer to note down your assignments or tasks, I like writing them down in a planner but there are many great apps such as the built-in ones in your phone such as Calendar or Reminders in iPhone along with other great ones on the App Store and Play Store like the Microsoft To Do.

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The best advice I can give is stay on top of all your work, it’s not because you are at home that you can put it off to later. It would be better to study 2 hours per day every day than have it all pile up and end up with 30 hours having to be caught up in two days or completing one task per day than having it all crammed up for the next day! Good luck with everything!!

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Your friend,
Dark Flower


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