Back to Normal: How to Readjust to Campus Life after the Pandemic
Thursday, September 30, 2021
Even though many students hated online learning these past two years, many others got so used to it that they are having a hard time adjusting to the idea of going back to campus now that universities are reopening. Here are some tips to help you adapt to the changes.
A lot has happened in this year and a half since the pandemic started. The many changes implemented to prevent the spread of the Covid-19, including online learning, suddenly turned our lives upside down: We started to do everything from home.
For many students, studying from home, being away from their friends, being with their families all the time, and not being able to go out was very difficult. But many others find the online learning experience very convenient, as they figured out they were more productive this way.
They experienced the myriad of benefits that online learning brings about and now they are having it hard to adjust to going back to “normal” after all this time.
If you are one of those students, here are some things you should take into account:
Give Yourself Time
It takes time to adapt to any change. If you are having it hard to get back to face-to-face interactions, don’t be so hard on yourself, give yourself time to get used to the new (old) normal.
Go Back to Your Old Routine
Trying to go back to the routine you used to have before the pandemic struck is a great idea. This way, you will remember your old habits and it will help you get used to life as it used to be before the pandemic.
Focus on the Positive Aspects
Take advantage of this time to reconnect with your friends, meet new people, meet to study, go out and experience the things that you used to enjoy doing. This way, it will be easier for you to adjust to the things you don’t feel so happy about.
Look for Help if You Need It
When we cannot solve a situation ourselves, asking for help is the answer, whether it is from a friend who can share their experience, a family member, or a professional who will give you pieces of advice.
Don’t Forget about Safety Measures!
Even though we are going back to normal, we still need to take care of ourselves, as the threat is not over. Remember to sanitize your hands as frequently as possible, avoid huge crowds of people, and sleep and eat healthily so that your immune system is prepared to fight back.
Remember that you are not on your own. Many students, and even professors, may be having the same problems as you, and it’s totally normal.