“Go outside, often, sometimes in wild places. Bring friends or not. Breathe.” — Florence Williams
We’re now nearly nine months into the work-from-home experiment — what started out as a health necessity has turned into a modern-day luxury.
Of course, the need to social distance still remains and no one knows exactly if or when it will ever go away, but one thing we know for sure is that work-life will never be the same.
But, as many people know, work-from-home has its own set of challenges.
For me, it was really hard to adjust to work-from-home in the beginning. I struggled to find the right balance and know when to take breaks. …
Technology is disrupting every aspect of our lives, but COVID has shown us how far behind the education sector is in adopting these changes.
A Harvard Business Review article highlights how behind-the-times colleges and universities are in adapting to the modern life.
“One measure of this is that less than 5% of college budgets are dedicated to IT spending. According to U.S. Department of Education data, while one-third of all U.S. college students had some type of online course experience before the pandemic, the other two-thirds remained traditional campus-based lectures — little-changed from hundreds of years ago.”
As colleges and universities struggled to enact plans to manage the effects of a global health pandemic, many students were left caught in middle and frustrated with their options. …
In the blink of an eye, a deadly virus completely altered how we live — from how we work, to how we shop, and how we learn.
COVID shattered most of my daily routine and at first I, like most people, was annoyed and frustrated, but now I’m seeing the beauty of these broken habits.
In fact, COVID has actually helped me deal with other anxieties and stressors in life that I didn’t even realize were weighing on me until quarantine helped me relax.
Don’t get me wrong, the stress hasn’t gone away and work from home has its own unique challenges. But I’m learning to get over my type-A personality always needing to control everything and know all the answers, which has helped me slow down and live more in the present moment. …