We have been in lockdown officially now for 9 whole weeks. Which is crazy to think, but I actually feel it has gone pretty fast. Up until now my main focus was to finish my assignments for second year and last week I suddenly found myself submitting my last one. Now that the main thing that was keeping me busy is over, it’s time to figure out how I can get through the rest of the lockdown in the best way possible.
As students I’m sure many of us are slowly being put in the same position. So, I thought I would share how I plan to do the remainder of ‘quarantine’ and hopefully it might give you some inspiration too.
So firstly, I have been taking this time day by day. It is very easy to feel pressured into having a fancy schedule or a special productive plan. But I think it’s important to not put too much pressure on yourself during this time. Mostly importantly we can use this time to look after our wellbeing and for me, not feeling overwhelmed is a key part of that.
There might be days where I simply binge on Netflix or I might have a creative, productive day where I do things I normally don’t have time to do like paint or bake. Either way both is ok, just use this time to feel however you want to feel.
Find methods of peace that work for you. Here are mine, maybe they can be yours too?
Most importantly, try to collect your thoughts however you can – maybe it’s through meditation or prayer for example. This can be a time for reflection and change. That way we can all become better from this and be much more mentally prepared for when this is finally over.
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