Working from home

By: Ebonee Burrell | Editor in Chief

We’re only four weeks into the semester, and I already have a severe case of senioritis. Trying to figure out the easiest way to manage doing school from home hasn’t been the best puzzle to solve. The lack of motivation doesn’t help with any of it either; it’s almost like you have to force yourself to do work and reward yourself with a nap immediately after class. 

Last week, I walked to the Circle K, that’s about two minutes from my house, because I was tired of sitting at my desk doing schoolwork. The entire walk there, I kept reminding myself that online classes are a regular thing, and some students prefer them over traditional instruction. 

These thoughts only convinced me of a truth that I’ve become lazy and will do the bare minimum to get me through the term because if so many can do it, then why does it seem so difficult for me?

It’s hard, but no one said it would be easy. 

Even though most of us are in our home’s comfort, it’s still crucial to stay motivated to get an education. If you’re anything like me and must remain busy throughout the day, then it’s time to fill the empty time slots with something productive. 

And I don’t mean substituting that time to do more work, but taking a break from work and practicing self-care for yourself mentally and physically. Create a routine that will manage school and leisure time because sometimes it’s all you need to stay on the right path.

Now go and find a new hobby or start a new project of interest. You might discover a talent you never knew existed within you.

Working from home shouldn’t be exhausting, and it shouldn’t be something you dread every day. But just because school might not interest you now, there’s still the rest of the semester to focus on completing.