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University Life During Pandemic-Study from Home

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Moh Huda | Postgraduate Mathematics of Systems Contact Moh
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It has been a year since the Covid-19 outbreak. We have experienced many phases, from sadness to happiness, in our daily life in this period. For sure, each of us is getting better and stronger in handling pandemic situations, do you not? However, as much as I like to say all is well, sometimes we still need help to adapt to university challenges as a student, such as how to remain productive in isolation or manage our living allowance, right?

I know I personally used to find it quite difficult to control myself not to buy meaningless items that I regretted later. However, now I know what to do. Firstly, make a list of your daily needs, including budgets for each item. The important thing is then you have to stick to your schedule and try not to buy something you are not planning to buy. My suggestion is that you need to make a different list at least every two weeks not to make you get bored with the same menu. Let see how you can manage to do it in a month. Secondly, you can reward yourself by buying something, such as phone accessories, books, or sports kits.  Do not forget to not spend too much. Otherwise, you will get broke. 

 As a postgraduate student and have to work from home in the last few months is really challenging.  It is not only once or twice that I am feeling stressed. Some say it is okay not to be okay. Indeed, I agree with this statement.  Therefore, I have some advice on coping with some challenging situations based on my own experiences.

Firstly, working remotely from home means quickly losing our focus on our studies. Taking a nap, having too many chit-chats with housemates, playing games are some distractions we highly likely to get at home. By making a list of weekly goals will help us stay on track. Also, remember to follow your daily plan to create a good study habit. The key here is not to study 8 hours thoroughly. For example, instead, take a 5 to 10 minutes break every hour. You can have light stretching, listening to music, or maybe reading some funny stories? It depends on your preferences, of course. This way, you will have a good focus and back to have a fresh mind. I believe that the plan will drag us to achieve the targets we have set up when we lose our focus. 

Secondly, keep communicating with friends and families virtually when meeting in person is still not possible. Having a routine virtual agenda, probably once a week is an excellent idea to help us deal with feeling isolated. It also helps us think we are not alone. Alone we are strong, but together we are stronger, don’t you think?  

Remember to always follow the government protocols, such as keep a social distancing and wearing a mask whenever you are outside the house. Do not forget that the University of Warwick provides us with many virtual opportunities, such as Warwick present and Windows wonderland. Make sure to check it on the website and enjoy the events. 

Indonesia
Moh Huda | Postgraduate Mathematics of Systems Contact Moh
I can tell you that I love playing badminton so…
Find out more about me Contact Moh

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