40 Productive Things to Do While Practicing Social Distancing

March 27, 2020

Because so many of us are participating in social distancing in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19, I thought I would compile a list of productive activities to do whilst confined in your home.

While I am a big advocate of staying informed and aware even when you might simply want to block it all out, I also understand that it can become very toxic and unhealthy to obsessively watch the news and tear through every article you come across, and that staying busy and occupying the mind is essential for the sake of our own mental wellbeing during a time of such uncertainty about the future.

How to Stay Productive While Learning from Home

March 25, 2020

It has been just under a month since my last blog post, and boy, has a lot happened. The outbreak of COVID-19 and implementation of social distancing in an effort to flatten the curve has affected virtually every aspect of daily life.

In this post, I wanted to focus specifically on one of those aspects shared by tens of thousands of students across the globe: virtual learning. When I first received news about my school transitioning to online learning, I definitely experienced feelings of nervousness and stress about how I would adjust to a new learning environment and the possible impact it would have on my grades. Reminding myself that this was an adjustment that thousands of other students across the world were facing, though, helped to ease my concerns, and I realized that rather than approach this new experience with fear, I had to embrace it and encourage myself to see the positives.