Oh, how the times have changed!
Be it, parents, students, or teachers, we all loved holidays. To sit at home, staring at a screen, and enjoying the peace. But not anymore, isn’t it?
The joyful becomes stressful and vice-versa.
But no catastrophe will stop the human race from withholding its daily tasks, for the future is at stake.
Dramatic opening aside, let’s get to the topic at hand students.
How do I stay focused on online classes?
I am too distracted…..
It is very boring….
My eyes and head hurt….
Well, the Vawsum team doesn’t disagree, but the reality is such that this is the new normal and the most viable option is to adapt. This too shall pass with the help of Vawsum!
Designate a study space
This space must be exclusive for studying and attending your online classes. Keep it clean and organized. Ensure that everything you need is available here so that you don’t have to get up too often and fall prey to distractions.
By that, We basically mean your phone. One notification and your hand reaches out for it. If you don’t pay attention to what your teacher is saying, you probably won’t retain what he/she is teaching. So, keep your phone out of sight, inside the cupboard, under your bed, doesn’t matter, just stay away from it for the duration of your class.
In case, you are using your phone to attend your classes, then put it on Do Not Disturb Mode, that way notifications won’t trouble you.
Protect your eyes
It is very important that you protect your eyes from the screen’s blue light. Sit at a distance of at least 16 inches from the screen. If possible, get a computer glass. Do not forget to blink. Sit in a well-lit room and reduce screen brightness.
A bit of cliche advice, but is important. Your body has to get that blood flowing all the way to your brain by defying gravity. Although your heart is capable of doing so, it would be amazing if it is assisted with a gush of adrenaline. Exercising will also make you feel good and will clear your head, helping you concentrate. Here is a basic routine you can follow.
Maintain a checklist
It is difficult to remember everything you have to do when you have a lot of tasks at hand. Write down your tasks as and when you get them and cross them off when you are done. Google Calendar is a good app that keeps you on track. You can schedule your calendar and set reminders so that you don’t miss anything.