The educational challenges that students face today while distance learning are overwhelming.
Day-to-day problems include:
- Zoom classes where you can’t hear or worse—a classmate who hasn’t discovered the mute button
- Sharing a bedroom with a younger sibling
- Running out of data on your cell phone plan
With COVID-19 upending regular life all around the globe (in both big and small ways), it’s no wonder that it’s harder than ever to focus on school.
We know that school is so important and that also these are extraordinary[ily challenging] times. We want to make it as simple as possible to focus on what you need to get done to get through this semester with your sanity and your grades intact.
Below are a handful of things you can try from home that we hope make focusing on school a bit more manageable. And less stressful. 😊
Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of yourself. The team at Quizlet loves using Headspace for when we’re feeling stressed or anxious. Starting the day off with a few minutes of meditation can help set the tone for the whole day.
2. Quizlet Plus
This week we are making Quizlet Plus available for 40% off, to support your study-from-home life, enhance your study sets and get you ready for any upcoming finals. Quizlet Plus lets you study without distractions; no ads and offline access give you more ways to focus on what’s important right now. In addition to more focused studying, Quizlet Plus also unlocks new ways to create the best sets including:
- Rich text formatting
- Advanced diagrams creation
- Custom images and audio
- And scan-to-create
Luckily, yoga can be practiced anywhere, anytime. You’ve probably heard of Yoga By Adrienne before, but her videos are great for all levels–beginners to experts. They are great if you need a quick 10-minute break to clear your head before diving into your next class. Bonus points if you get your dog or cat to join you too.
4. Create a to-do list.
Start each day by writing down your top priorities to accomplish. Whether you use a pen and paper or a notes app on your phone, it’s helpful to see the tasks in front of you. If you like feeling ultra organized, download a fun template like this.
5. Get creative
Stimulate your brain with some creative time. Download and print coloring pages for an hour of coloring, turn on Spotify and have a solo dance party or pull out that puzzle that’s been sitting in your closet for years.
6. Try matcha
Photo credit: Minimalist Baker
It’s no secret we all need a little motivation to get working these days. Whether we’re up late finishing an assignment, or hitting that afternoon slump, everyone could use an extra boost. We like this recipe for a matcha latte, which helps keep us focused without coffee’s usual crash.
7. Take a break
It’s easy to feel pressured to work all day and night with the lack of a normal schedule, but it’s important to give yourself a few minutes to get up, go for a walk or grab a snack. Break Timer allows you to set up customizable breaks and will remind you to take them.
As different as schools and classrooms look today, the need to find ways to focus is even more important. We hope Quizlet Plus can help provide that for you, and that when we return to a new normal — whenever that is — you’ll be in a better place than you ever imagined you could be. In the meantime, we continue to stay #alonetogether.
Any other favorite ways that are helping you focus at home? Share them with us below!