There will be things you can’t control. These are not normal levels of stress; you may need more breaks and more time to work.
Your routines may have to adjust during this time. Look for ways to adapt your usual habits or form new ones.
- If you usually study in Shain, Blaustein, or Cro, ask yourself what kind of environment helps you study. Try to recreate that at home. Maybe it’s studying in a chair, rather than on your bed or couch, or moving to a new spot when you change tasks
- If you feel you need background noise, consider a white noise app or YouTube
- If you always study in groups, try a virtual or even phone-based study session with your group (the ARC can help you set these up!)
- If you thrive on tight timelines, but now have a more open schedule, think about how working with others or setting up a schedule can recreate that for you. When that gets hard, see if you can even do fifteen minutes at a time.
Even with new strategies, be gentle with yourself; you cannot control everything.
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