Work and relaxation: finding the proper balance

Reflecting on the first semester of widespread remote learning in history, there were several unexpected challenges that college students had to navigate. One of which was the issue of separating work from leisure. Without the structure of in-person classes and being unable to see friends regularly due to COVID restrictions, weekdays tended to blend into weekends.

This lack of distinction resulted in the decline of many students’ mental health as we struggled to balance schoolwork and downtime.

  1. Establish a personalized work schedule: Before the extenuating COVID19 circumstances, the use of a planner was a common practice to ensure success in our courses. As universities and colleges across the country transitioned to remote classes, finding a work schedule that worked best for you became more important than ever. While synchronous courses provide some structure to the week, asynchronous courses require more initiative on the student’s part to stay on top of assignment due dates. An important way to manage the stress of taking remote classes is taking time at the beginning of the week to plan out any upcoming commitments. Make sure to account for extracurriculars, part-time job hours, and upcoming exams. Resources such as Google Calendar or physical planners are great ways to structure your obligations.

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