As we approach the end of our first month of online classes, many of you may have started to adjust to the new schedule. However, for some, it may be hard to stay focused as days become repetitive and we can no longer see our friends. For those who are struggling to stay motivated during these unprecedented times, here are some tips to keep your spirits up and stay on track with your classes and homework!
1. Use your agenda/MyKPS
This is a great way to organize your schedule but also your assignments. They allow you to view your classes, homework assignments, etc all in one place. I find MyKPS particularly helpful during this time because it allows me to view my monthly/weekly/daily schedule.
2. Set daily goals
A great way to feel motivated is by creating a list of daily goals. These goals can be a mixture of both school goals, but also personal. They can be as simple as completing an h.w assignment, going for a run, or spending time with your family.
3. Give yourself a break
Under these new circumstances, it can be very stressful to keep up with your schoolwork but also find time to catch up with friends and family. But don’t be too hard on yourself as we are all trying to get through this time together. It is important to know when you have reached your limit and need to rest. Find a fun tv show to watch(Little Fires, Tiger King, Friends), read a book, or DIY project(create a scrapbook, knit, make a friendship bracelet) to work on to relieve some of your stress.
4. Find something to look forward to!
Whether it is something months away or just a day away, find something to keep your spirits up! This might be finding a new recipe to try, a new tv series to binge, or a FaceTime with your friend.
5. Try something new!
Take this time to reflect on yourself and how you want to prioritize this time. Although we are under unfortunate circumstances, this may allow many of us to get a new perspective on what is truly important to us. This may be realizing that what you had thought you had enjoyed before is no longer what interests you. Maybe trying a new language, start a new hobby, or read a new book series!
6. Help Someone
For those who are able to, try to lend a helping hand to those who may need one. A few days ago, the community service committee sent out a list of ways you can help at home! Take a look at the list and see how you can help your community!