Whether you are starting your first year of college or your fourth, virtual learning may not have been what you expected for this year. The good news is, you can still have rewarding educational and social experiences. These 8 tips can help you get the most out of your time “in school.”
1. SET UP YOUR WORK SPACE
Your siblings and parents may be attending school/working from home, too. Come up with arrangements that everyone is comfortable with.
2. GUARD YOUR TIME
Once you have your schedule figured out, let everyone at home know when you will be attending class, when you’ll be studying, and when you’ll be doing your treatment routine.
3. WORK WITH YOUR CLASSMATES
If you have group projects, use file-sharing services to easily share your great ideas and contributions.
4. FIND TIME TO SOCIALIZE
It’s important to stay connected with your friends. Set up regular times to video chat and try to stick with it.
5. TALK ABOUT CF
Consider setting up a conversation with your instructors to let them know about CF and to set expectations for the semester ahead. Use this customizable letter. Download here.
6. MANAGE STRESS
Learning virtually may bring new stress to your busy life. Luckily, there are activities to help manage it.
7. DON’T FORGET TO EAT
No matter how busy you are, always make time to eat. These on-the-go meals and snacks will help you power through your day.
8. OWN YOUR ROUTINE
Now is a perfect time to take managing your health to the next level. If you haven’t already, start:
- Scheduling your own appointments with your healthcare providers
- Refilling your prescriptions
- Cleaning and maintaining any equipment you use