With everything that is going on at the moment our routine schedules have all changed. As I am a college student I have now had to get a new routine for my college working days. I have found this hard but it seems to be getting better day by day.
I thought I would share with you some of my favourite tips to help you get into a new studying routine from home.
The first tip I have is quite a simple one, with changes to my everyday routine I try and look at my day and see if their are anything I can do to set myself up for the day like before. I always have breakfast this might seem obvious but breakfast is the most important meal of the day. And can really help you to get energy for the day head and help you have a positive and a can do attitude!
Before my lessons start for the day I like to make sure I’ve got everything I need and set up ready for my days classes. From making sure I have my pens and pencils to my notebook and calculator to name a few. I also like to refill a water bottle so I can have it with me at all times whilst I’m working as it is really important that you stay hydrated throughout the day.
When I was at college I had different books for doing different topics and portfolio work in. I have really found using notebooks with dividers in helpful now that I am working from home. This is because now I can use one notebook to write everything down in one place but put notes down in the right sections together . For example one section of my notebook is my maths work and another section is about jobs in the industry.
Sometimes in the classroom you can get distracted but when your working from home it can become a little bit harder as you may start thinking about things you need to do around your house or things you want to do. Like watch something on TV or maybe call your friends.
To help me to stay on task I like to do two things:
The first thing like to do is to listen to music as I work as I find this very calming and it helps me to reduce my stress levels.
The second thing I like to do is have a pad of paper near me as I sometimes find it easier to listen in class if I can do some doodling at the same time.
My last tip is remember to take regular breaks and do something else you enjoy for a bit. That could be watching TV, reading a book or magazine, talking to friends or eating yummy treats to name a few.
Whilst in isolation I have had more time to watch my favourite YouTubers as well as finding new YouTubers to watch. From animals to fashion and channels all about motivation to name a few. I thought I would share with you some of my favourite YouTubers I am watching right now.
At the moment I am unable to have my horse riding lessons at my local Riding for the Disabled stables. I am finding it hard but to help me with not missing out on my weekly horse fix. I have been enjoying watching This Esme. This Esme makes YouTube videos all about her horses and donkeys. From equine care to hauls to challenges. If you are an equine or animal love I would definitely recommend watching her videos.
I also enjoy watching paralympic athlete Natasha Baker’s YouTube Channel. I have watched all her videos many times!
My last Animal YouTuber I enjoy watching is Emzotic. Emma does a range of videos from pet care to D.I.Ys . If you are a fan of unusual animals or want to learn how to care for a variety of animals checkout her channel.
One of my favourite beauty YouTubers is sophdoeslife. She is very well known in the beauty YouTube community . All her videos are about everything beauty and fashion related. From testing products, makeup hacks and decluttering makeup and clothes.
Jordan Bone is a YouTuber who I have watched now for many years now. Through videos she shares her story, to makeup videos and now onto more motivational content too! I have watched many of her videos over and over again! She is helping me a lot at the moment with still trying to stay positive despite life’s obstacles.
Grace Victory a very well known YouTube is another YouTuber I love and have watched for a long time over the years . One of the big reasons why I loved watching her videos for so long was because she is comfortable talking about those taboo subjects! I now really enjoy watching her vlogs too.
I enjoy watching sisters Grace and Amelia aka The Mandeville Sisters on YouTube they talk about everything from disability to mental health to everyday life .
I have recently just started watching Hannah’s YouTube Channel. I really enjoy watching her videos. She makes videos all about lifestyle, arts and culture to work and career.
I am enjoying watching Anomalous Chloe YouTube videos. Chloe is a mental health nurse and I find her videos really interesting as I get to see what’s it like from a mental health nurses perspective as I have been in a mental health hospital as a patient. She makes videos all about mental health, nurse life, vlogs and hauls to name a few.
Last on my list is a new YouTuber I have been watching recently called Sadie Aldi’s. Sadie creates videos all about lifestyle,wellbeing , fashion and organisation.
I hope this gave you some new YouTubers to checkout. I would love to know what YouTubers you like to watch! I’m always on the lookout to add new YouTubers to my watch list!
So right now things may feel rather odd and you might be feeling stuck on things you could do. Here are some ideas of things you can do whilst being indoors. Remember to stay home and stay safe!
How To Come Up With Ideas
I like to organise my ideas as it can be hard to focus on activities you want to do with all these thoughts and emotions running wild in your head. To organise my ideas I like to get them down on paper and create myself a mind map using felt tips and gel pens. I like to organise my ideas into categories such as fitness and creativity. I like to make my mid maps as colourful as possible so that I can refer back to it when I’m unsure on things I would like to do. Once I’ve made my mind map I like to pin it up on my pinboard in my room so I can see it regularly and refer back to it.
Here is an example of a mind map you could do.
Ideas Of Things To Do
I have been enjoying doing some dance classes on YouTube and Insta Live. They are a great way to keep fit whilst not being able to go outside or to the gym.
I have been enjoying doing musical theatre dance classes with Strictly Star and judge on The Greatest Dancer Oti Mabuse. Checkout her YouTube Channel to join in and learn some fun musical theatre dance routines.
The Theatre Shed run weekly workshops in performing arts for all ages and all abilities! During the holiday they run holiday workshops I recently took part in their music video Easter holiday workshop. You can contact them via email for more information.
If you ever wanted to learn a new skill or find a creative hobby now is a great time.
Future Learn runs online courses for you to do at anytime that suits you. The courses are not to long and you learn through a variety of methods such as videos and discussions. You can take classes in a variety of subjects such as Fashion , Health Care and Business.
Another good place to try yourself at something new which is creative is on Skill Share. Each workshop is taught by tutors in a variety of different subjects for example drawing, painting, printing, collage, digital art and blogging.