Keeping Ourselves in Check


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We commonly hear that a habit can be formed in three weeks. However, that is a myth! According to Healthline, in order to get used to new behaviour, it takes roughly 18 to 254 days, but the duration boils down to the type of habit. As we work or study at home, it is perfectly fine to struggle with balancing your work and rest. Not everyone is able to adapt and change their lifestyles as this pandemic can be a traumatic experience. The new normal is mentally taxing as it affects our daily lives while we attend our online classes and work from home, hence it is important to keep ourselves in check without feeling like a burden.


Try keeping a journal. Remember when we were in primary school, we loved to write down our daily tasks and homework in a book? Let’s bring that back! By writing down your tasks, it can guide you throughout the day. According to the University of Rochester Medical Center, journaling helps you to organise your thoughts and problems. While you embark on your journaling journey, take this opportunity to use that notebook you have been keeping for years and use those stickers you have been saving. You can express yourself however you want as it is your safe space. Before the day starts, take five minutes to write down tasks you want to complete. At the end of the day, if you have completed some of them, give yourself a pat on the back; if you have not, it is still completely fine!