3. Time management
Creating a daily routine to balance your commitments is super beneficial not only to your studies, but also to your mental health! At the start of each day, I wrote a to Dd list of everything I needed to get done. I loved the satisfaction of ticking each item off when I completed it. Use your time in lockdown to balance study and leisure, consolidate your notes, and try out different study techniques.
4. Get outisde
Do not underestimate the power of a good walk. At first, my parents had to practically drag me out of my room, but the sunshine and fresh air really helped me get back on track and refocus. Soon enough, it became an essential part of each day!
5. Reach out
Remember that your school is there to support you. If you ever feel overwhelmed by the workload or think there are any improvements to be made to online learning, make your voice heard! Your teachers care about you and your wellbeing, and they want you to be able to do your best.
If anything, this whole experience has highlighted how resilient children and young people are. I know it’s hard and I know it's stressful - our cohort went through this last year too. But if we can do it, you guys can too! Remember, stay connected, treat yourself, manage your time wisely, take a walk and reach out.
If you or a loved one is struggling, reach out to Kids HelpLine at any time on 1800 55 1800 or Lifeline on 13 11 14.
Daphne is part of our Young Ambassador program helping to raise the voices of children and young people in Australia. Applications now open for 2022! This is an opportunity for young Australians of all identities and experiences between the ages of 15-24. Applications close 26 September.