Sorry I haven\’t posted in a while! I hope your all staying safe, as always! 🙂 Today\’s blog is about how to survive virtual school. So a lot of us right now are having online lessons due to isolation and social distancing, which can be a good and bad thing, though we\’re still being productive, learning and getting work done, I can\’t be the only child who gets easily bored and distracted sitting at a computer or phone screen 5 hours a day, 5 days a week. So, I\’m here with some advice on how to get through your lessons! (Also, actually taking part in your lesson is a good way to keep focused!)
1) Stay focused as long as humanly possible. Ok, although the average attention span in 7 seconds, (and I WISH our lessons were that short sometimes -imagine!) It is VERY tempting to open a new tab and listen to your favourite music, scroll through Instagram… But do your best, -just getting through a lesson NOT opening Instagram for the whole time is an achievement!
2) Use your breaks for… actual breaks! When you get time off, turn off your screens and just take it easy for a bit. Personally, I grab a snack from the fridge, put my phone on charge and head upstairs to relax, I re-do my hair, a little bit of exercise, and read a book or practise my keyboard/guitar. Since your online a LOT, it\’s best to have an actual break and not do something \”Virtually\” So find your own way to unwind for a bit! -Breaks ARE there for a reason! Once your back to lessons, you should feel just a LITTLE bit more energized. At least until you find it\’s your least favourite lesson next. *Groan*
3) Get some SLEEP! Ah, my favourite word. If you, like me, need to be up by 8:40 for your first lesson, then sleep is JUST what the doctor ordered. You don\’t want to go through your day grumpy, annoyed and sleep-deprived. Trust me! (It makes point 1 almost impossible!!) I know most people stay up till 1AM, (At least!) I highly recommend getting a decent nights sleep before online school
4) If you don\’t want to talk, listen! -You don\’t HAVE to answer every question right off the bat, but remember that online school is JUST as important as offline school, so even if you don\’t want to talk, at least do tip number one? -Just remember that you don\’t have to speak if you don\’t want to, -there IS a chat function too 🙂 so do whatever you feel means that you are involved in the lesson, even if that is just typing a single response every now and then, or even braving unmuting for a second.
And that\’s all for now! I hope they were helpful-ish! Stay safe, everyone! x -I\’d love to hear your experiences in the comments below 🙂 Online school is rough, repetitive but it can also be helpful and a teeny bit fun! Do you have any tips? Let me know!