The COVID Slump


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Grace Ogunbameru, Staff Writer

We have been in quarantine for officially one year since the spread of Coronavirus. Little did we know that March of 2020, when we got out of school, would be the beginning of the hardest school year. It has been really hard to stay focused on school for me and many other students because the lack of motivation is at its highest point during this remote learning slump. In case you’ve been blessed enough to not go through it and don’t understand, the “remote learning slump” is the feeling of being fed up with online learning.

Since remote learning has started, there’s been a difference in many students and actually wanting to participate in school activities. Even with the hybrid learning, things still aren’t easy. Dissatisfaction and feelings of frustration of trying to learn behind a screen and keeping your
grades up with piles of homework can really take a toll on students. Students aren’t the only ones who feel this way but also teachers. Especially with the warmer weather we are getting soon and summer around the corner, it’s even worse to be sitting behind a screen all day.

Getting out of this slump won’t be easy, but it’ll be worth it. Some things that can be helpful to get over this obstacle are:

  • Try to remain a positive attitude and place yourself in a motivational environment.
  • Go outside and get some fresh air. It will really boost your mood
  • Don’t be afraid to ask others for help.
  • Set some time in the day for yourself for breaks and getting different assignments done.
  • Create a healthy school/work/life balance.
  • Go hang out with family and friends while practicing the proper COVID precautions.