If you are studying at home during this period, please see below our top tips on making this work for you:
Start the day right – Set an alarm, get up and out of bed at the same time daily. If allowed to, go for a walk and get some fresh air before starting your studies.
Test Technology – Make sure you have the right software on your computer to enable you to do all the work you need to do, test this as soon as possible and let your tutor know if you have any problems.
Stick to a timetable – Write yourself a timetable that is similar to how your day at School / College would be and stick to it each day. If you are in a routine, you are more likely to be more productive, make sure you fit in regular breaks too.
Study at a desk – If you can, it is best to study at a desk or table rather than on the sofa, you will focus on your work better in a dedicated working area.
Leave the chores – It can be easy to get distracted by jobs that need doing around the house. If possible, keep these household chores for the evening, weekend or for during your study breaks.
Don’t have the TV on – As tempting as it is to ‘Netflix and Study’, it is best not to have the TV on in the background as this will distract you, and it will take you longer to complete your tasks. Listen to relaxing music or the radio if needed to help you.
Stay connected – Communicate with peers and teachers that you would normally see on a daily basis as much as possible. Skype and phone people to stay updated and keep each other motivated during your studies, maybe set up a WhatsApp group for your class to keep in regular contact.
Keep Moving –There are plenty of home exercise videos you can follow on YouTube, from yoga to aerobics. You may even find a new hobby! It is a proven fact that exercise helps concentration and will improve your mood too, so it is important you take time to exercise daily.