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Online School: My Daily Routine

 You might be feeling a bit unmotivated or even be experiencing burnout. I can honestly confirm that in this lockdown I have experienced both. To combat feeling like this, I worked hard on developing a routine that helps me. I believe that having a structure in your day can make lockdown life that bit easier and can make you feel less worried and stressed. This is just a guide as to what works for me, obviously, it will be different for everyone.

7:00 - Wake up - I set myself an alarm every day Monday to Friday and I get up straight after it goes off. I make my bed straight away and I also do some daily affirmations, to set my intentions for the day ahead.

7:15 - Breakfast - I CANNOT miss breakfast. It is the first thing on my mind from the moment I wake up. 

7:30 - Read - One good thing about lockdown is that it has given me the time to have a chilled and relaxed morning routine. I love that I have the time to read before even looking at a screen. 

8:30 - Get dressed for the day - I put on some good tunes and a cute outfit daily even if it is just to sit at my desk in.

9:00 - I spend around 5 minutes now to go through my emails, and 10 to learn French - a new hobby that I have picked up during lockdown 3. At the moment I am using Duolingo & watching youtube videos in the language. 

9:15-11:00 - first round of lessons

11:00 to 11:15  - I take a few minutes to walk around, refill my water and tidy my desk. I also read an article during this time. From productivity tips on to the 6 wives of Henry VIII on, I am making a conscious effort to read different texts, not only do you learn something but it also contributes to the expansion of your vocabulary.

11:20 - 13:00 - second round of lessons

13:00 to 13:45 - Lunch. I take time out to chill too.

13:50 - 15:30 - third round of lessons

16:00 - Excercise. This varies from day to day sometimes its a walk, sometimes its a home-workout. As of the 8th February, I will be using this time to do my running for my NHS challenge. 

17:00 - Shower

17:30 - I spend an hour doing any homework I have been set or completing any academic tasks I didn't get round to doing.

18:30 - dinner

19:00 - My evenings are mostly spent mindlessly scrolling, which sometimes is quite nice as it gives me a chance to reconnect, I try to relax for a few hours by watching tv, listening to music or working on my blog.

22:30 -  Meditate - I do this every night as it has quickly become my favourite way to wind down, and after that, it takes me around 30 minutes to fall asleep.

Is there anything that has become essential to you during lockdown? If so, what is it? I would love to know.

Manisha :)


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