The epidemic caused by the new coronavirus forces us to do our work from home for a while, to continue our studies we have to change our daily routine. We all agree that working and studying at home has some advantages and disadvantages too. For eg. it’s a great thing you can save your travel time now. It may take 5-10 minutes for many of you, but little strokes fell great oaks! To reassure our employer and teachers, we can now use this remaining time to work and study. 🙂
The positive aspect of home office / university is that we can better focus on a particular task, so we can be more efficient because our office colleagues aren’t surprised every 10 minutes nor does our roommate distract us at the dormitory or apartment. Of course, in the current situation, the fact is the other members of the family are at home too and they can easily distract our attention. Don’t forget: Stay focused!
Fortunately, technology is now one of our best friend, the Internet is our main ally, and there are many ways to stay in touch, and use them to avoid personal contact.
There are many useful tips on working and studying at home on the Internet, and we have compiled a list of them, without being exhaustive.
10+1 TIPS for work and study at home:
1. You need rules and boundaries!
The home environment can easily distract your attention, so set up a daily routine that you stick to! Too much freedom can lead to chaos. It can be a solution to write a to-do list and tasks for each day and check them out when you are done with them.
2. Organize your daily tasks!
Which task you start your day with is up to you. There are people who like to start with the task that requires the greatest effort, concentration, to get over it fresh as soon as possible. Others try to finish the small tasks first so that they can then focus their attention on the big task. Decide for yourself which solution is best for you!
3. Set deadlines and try to meet them!
4. If it possible, do not start to use your computer immediately after waking up, because you can easily get stuck there!
We have experiences with this… 🙂 “I’m just writing this letter… just posting this news on the site… just replying to these few emails … and in the end you realize that it’s 12 o’clock already! It’s time to have breakfast and get dressed …” That’s why you need your own rules and stick to them!
5. Designate a place to work, study at home!
6. Don’t disappear!
Communicate with your colleagues, your superiors, indicate what you are working on! If you’re a student, stay in touch with your teachers, counselor, and associates.
7. Sometimes you need a little movement! Leave your computer there and move your limbs a little!
8. Pay attention to healthy eating!
Don’t be so immerse of work and learning that you only realize at noon that you need to have breakfast… see section 4 🙂 Try to have lunch as usual. Try to keep the balance because after the epidemic is over, the Department of Physical Education will not be able to handle the increased traffic. 🙂
9. Keep your home work / study environment organized!
What will the others say when they see a lot of unwashed dishes and scattered chips bags behind you at a Skype meeting?! 🙂 It is good that we discussed healthy eating one point upwards… 😉
10. The three key words are: CONFIDENCE, RESPONSIBILITY, RESPONSIBILITY!
The specialty of working at home and learning is that it requires greater trust from employers and teachers. We have to trust in colleagues to do their work conscientiously and also the students learn the curriculum at home. This requires greater responsibility from the part of us because life doesn’t stop only going in another way for a while. Do not misuse with this confidence! There is nothing more important to our health now and everything is being done to protect it! So let’s work and study at home!
10+1. TAKE CARE OF YOUR LOVED ONES! TAKE CARE YOURSELF!
And finally one of our favorite picture about home office 🙂