Your guide to surviving online learning
Lockdown and online learning – we know you’re over it! But it’s here to stay for a little while longer, so we’ve got your back. Use our survival guide to help you destress and boost your motivation for the end of the year.
Take a break
Regular breaks are important, especially when you feel like you’re ‘too busy’. They’ll help you recharge so you can come back to your work refreshed and ready to kill it!
Stressed or anxious?
Try these 3 steps to calm your nerves
Take a breath
When you’re feeling overwhelmed, take a breath to calm yourself down. Try the 4–7–8 technique: breathe in for four seconds, hold your breath for seven seconds, and exhale for eight seconds.
Deal with distraction
It can be hard to concentrate or even take a proper break when you’ve got distractions, like your family making a racket all the time. Take a moment to find your own corner, put on some headphones and listen to your favourite playlist.
Talk to someone about how you’re feeling
Telling somebody about how you’re feeling can help lift the weight off your shoulders. Send a message to a mate letting them know what’s up, and ask if you can chat to them about it.
Learn from other young people
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Lessons from lockdown
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Why talking helps
When you're going through a tough time, one of the best and most effective things you can do to feel better is to talk to someone.
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Skills for the future of work
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How to deal with uncertainty during coronavirus
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Visit the Online Community
In the ReachOut Online Community, you can chat anonymously and learn more about how other young people manage anxiety and depression.
Every Wednesday we are trying different wellbeing activities and chatting about how we stay well.
Sitting exams can be stressful at the best of times. Throw on lockdowns and studying at home, and it gets better. Sitting exams can be stressful at the best of times. Throw on lockdowns and studying at home, and it gets better
Online learning playlists
We had some students we know to put together a few playlists to help you through studying at home. Use these the next time you need to ‘Chill Out’, amp up the ‘Positive Vibes’ or ‘Boost Your Motivation’.