How to stay updated in quarantine

According to, 1.2 billion students were out of the classroom in April of 2020.


According to, 1.2 billion students were out of the classroom in April of 2020.

Madyson Lawson, Staff Writer

We are all still trying to adjust to this new way of living and are all doing it a little differently. While some chose to go back to school and adapt to those changes, others took precautions and chose to continue their education online at home. During online school it’s easy to find oneself in a rut, feeling stuck or unmotivated. 

The best thing that you can do during this time is to stay in contact with your teachers. If you find it harder to learn while online, it’s really important to stay in touch with your teachers and ask questions when you have them. Communication with your teachers about what you have done or are currently doing in class can be beneficial to you when you’re online. They can help you find the right materials and give you any extra help if needed. 

It is also very important to keep up with your work so you don’t fall behind. The more you procrastinate, the more you will stress yourself out and that will in turn have a negative effect on your mental health. Staying on top of schoolwork is one thing  you can do to make yourself feel in control of your life even though a lot of things feel hectic right now.

During quarantine, school work is probably your top priority since there’s not much more you can do in your community. However, you should still try to maintain an active social life. Taking time out of your day to do activities that make you happy- even something as little as making your bed to something like hanging out with friends, as long as you all have been quarantined or have your masks on – is really important for you and your health. Isolation can potentially be detrimental to one’s physical and mental health. 

Mental health is very important to keep up with during this time of uncertainty. Many people find themselves overwhelmed with anxiety and overthinking about the “what ifs.” 

“Anxiety has spread because of a wide array of concerns, including uncertainty of when normalcy is going to return, worries about contracting the virus or of ones loved ones getting sick, of how long isolation will continue and the loneliness caused by this isolation can all lead to negative overthinking,” according to Mental Health Effects Since the Start of COVID-19 by Pharmacy Times.

Checking up on yourself and how you’re feeling is a very easy thing to do, yet also very easy to overlook. It’s very common to fall into a bad mental state, but  it’s important to realize that even though things seem out of control, you can control your mindset and your attitude about the situation in order to stay positive. 

Staying in touch with friends and staying active is also very important. Even though school is important and should be important to you, making plans with friends, staying active and getting out of the house when you can will help maintain some normalcy in your life. Even working out, whether it’s going to the gym or doing home workouts, is beneficial for your body and your mindset. 

“Although it might be tempting to skip your workout during these challenging times, public health officials say that exercise — while undoubtedly crucial under normal circumstances — is essential to your physical health and mental well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic,” according to Exercise is Essential for Well-Being During COVID-19 Pandemic by Nuvance Health.

This time in our lives is very scary and life changing for most of us, we’re all going through it differently and viewing it at different levels of importance. But despite everyone’s different viewpoints, most can agree it definitely is different for everyone and no matter how you chose to further your education, it’s important that you communicate with others, stay on top of your school work and try to maintain as much normalcy in your life as possible.