We know that change can be difficult. Change can mean facing a lot of unknowns and disruptions. We’re changing too. As Red River College shifts to an online course environment, that means changing study habits and changing the way we access resources. Our advice is to be patient and to take care of your wellbeing first, then try out the tips below to get you started.
Avoid reliving the first week of class confusion by asking yourself the following questions:
Instead of multitasking:
Staying on a schedule will help you have a feeling of normalcy and prevent you from falling way behind. It can also help provide structure and keep you motivated. If you don’t already keep a weekly or daily calendar, try something like the example below to organize your time. Make sure to include time for exercise and self-care.
Remote collaboration looks different, but is definitely possible.
Connecting with family and friends might be more important than ever. And staying in touch with instructors, classmates, and group mates is still important for continued classwork.
Here are a few ideas:
Please remember, this will pass. If the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted your travel plans, ended a lab experiment you were excited about, or for any reason feels like it came at the worst possible time, remember: this is temporary. You’ll find your way when it settles down. You’ll get back on track, and things will get back to normal. We don’t know when, but it will happen. Until then, please visit this page for well-being resources.