The Student Communications Assistants share their advice for studying from home during Covid-19.
Published Wednesday, 29th April, 2020 in University news
Staying at home during the pandemic and having to change our daily routines can be frustrating and stressful, especially while we’re studying. Here’s some of our top tips to manage wellbeing and stay productive during this time
- Keep in contact with loved ones – From WhatsApp to Skype, there’s lots of ways to stay in contact while we’re at home. Friends and family networks are some of the best sources of support, so make the most of the many digital ways to keep in touch remotely.
- Plan your time – Get yourself into a routine to help you manage your study and leisure time. If you can, schedule your day by splitting different activities into time slots. This way you can visualise when to start or finish a work project, giving you the change to take breaks in between tasks.
- Stay active – It’s important to keep active and make sure you have a good balanced diet. Try at-home versions of your favourite exercises or try out new different home workouts. City Sport provides videos and workout routines that can help boost your energy levels.
- Keep busy and get creative – Boost your energy levels and fend off boredom by taking part in activities you enjoy. Carry on with your usual hobbies or try out different things such as drawing, origami, baking, writing a blog, reading a new book, or trying out a yoga class.
- Be mindful – Staying mindful in our day to day life can help us focus on the moment rather than worrying about the past or the future. There’s lots of resources to help with this, including online sessions, mindful programmes and apps such as Headspace.
There’s lots of other advice available online to help you maintain good health and wellbeing – have a look to find out what works best for you.