Can We Keep Learning?

© Victoria Bilsborough

Once upon a time I bought a dotted journal, and that has made all the difference.

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Learning during Lockdown

© Tatiana Syrikova

¡Hola mi amigos! ¿Cómo estás hoy?

As I finally breathe after my mini victory of ranking first on Amethyst Level in Spanish lessons on Duolingo, I wonder how much has changed since I last wrote a tete-a-tete letter to vent out my feelings of anxiety. But with this “new normal” (I know you are tired of it already), I wonder how others are taking it on with so many changes forced upon us due to the pandemic.

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How to Work From Home Effectively

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Let’s take a step back, breathe, and appreciate everyone for managing work from home for past 5-6 months. It is not easy! I struggled with managing my schedule, my sleep, my anxiety and overall, my mental and physical health went out of the window when WFH initially began. Note—this is my first job, and so many people around the world would have joined a company via virtual onboarding (including my brother), and it challenges you to face a lot of obstacles making that learning curve quite steep. However, I feel a lot more in control now—I have learned many things along the way and here I am, to share with you my ten tips for managing WFH effectively.

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A Letter to You

Dear [insert your name],

I hope you are doing well amidst these unpredictable times. Things have been okay for me. I started working on February 17, 2020. Never did I predict—I would be confined to work from home a month later. I am finding it challenging—I am still struggling to learn the various steps involved in my work and writing business emails after getting it proofread from my helpful colleagues. Nevertheless, I have broken down in anxiety feeling my learning has slowed down. Thankfully, my friends have time and again shaken me out of this mental cage of working till I burnout. So there it is, me at the moment.

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