What was your first thought when you heard we were going to learn from home again?
Were you looking forward to lots of sleep and free time only to be disturbed by voices coming from your iPad, or were you worried about too much school assignments? Well, we could all agree that the moment we are living is rather challenging in many different ways.
It’s not only about distance learning, there’s much more to it. It’s about freedom and courage and relationships and loneliness and worry and … add whatever comes into your mind.
What if we thought of this hard time as unique? What if we considered it an opportunity? Here is a list of things on how to make the most out of this time.
Keep yourself busy.
Make music, draw comics, write a poem, take photos, make a fall decoration – boredom and lack of activities won’t do any good to your mood.
Make a list of things you’ve always wanted to do.
Whether it is getting in touch with your old friend, tidying the drawers, re-reading your favourite book, listening to your old albums or looking for something you’ve lost – accomplishing something like this will give you a feeling of satisfaction.
Learn something new.
Is there anything you’ve been dreaming of for ages? Anything you’ve never had enough time to try? Now is THE time. It might be a new skill, origami, trying out a new form of exercise or a new cuisine, writing a blog, making videos, playing the guitar or even sewing. (Learning a foreign language would be one of my choices 🙂 ) If you sow even the smallest seed now, one day it can become a large tree.
The more you concentrate on helping and encouraging others, the less you think about your own situation. You may shop for the elderly like some of us used to do a couple of months ago, call someone who is feeling down, and the most important – be nice to those next to you.
Fresh air is a must for you to feel good. Move, go hiking, walk in the woods, watch the sky and the birds, smell the earth.
Watch a good movie…
… and share it with others.
Stay together while staying apart.
Write messages or video chat with your friends. Seeing your teachers online is not enough for your social life 🙂 )
Make a list of things you are grateful for.
Gratefulness brings joy and peace. There are certainly plenty of things to be grateful for every day.
Call your grandma.
Sleep a lot. Laugh a lot.
Choose three points and try to make a change in your life. Start today. It’s definitely worth it.