These past weeks have proved to be trying times for the global community. The transition to an online world has left many scrambling for a sense of normalcy. Many find themselves worried about the safety of their loved ones, especially if they are in the high-risk category. Others are trying to maintain their regular study and work schedule during a pandemic. So, how do we keep our sanity during this unprecedented global lockdown?
Brandeis University student and GPS blog writer, Angela Self, compiled a list of some helpful tips to stay sane during quarantine:
1. Stick to a routine
Being stuck inside can make the days blend together and amplify negative emotions. Creating a sense of structure during these uncertain times can help to soothe nerves. Take some time out of your day to figure out all of the activities that were important to you before the global pandemic. Did you go to the gym everyday? Try to workout at home (there are plenty of free workouts on youtube). Create a detailed schedule and stick to it. Be sure to include when to wake up, shower, work, exercise, and most importantly, when you can relax. Hopefully this will help to create some semblance of normalcy.
2. Limit your news intake
It is important to keep up-to-date with information regarding the Coronavirus, especially when it concerns regulations or guidelines for public interactions in your area. But obsessing over the latest Coronavirus news can be unhealthy and detrimental to your mental health. Consider limiting your news intake to just one or two times a day. Also, remember to check the reliability of your news source. One of the best sources of information about the Coronavirus is the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). Another great resource for mental health coping strategies during these unprecedented times is NAMI (the National Alliance on Mental Illness), which we encourage everyone to read.
3.Stay physically active
WHO, otherwise known as the World Health Organization, strongly recommends that everyone finds a way to stay physically active during self-quarantine. It’s important to our health and well-being to avoid remaining sedentary. Try taking a few breaks during your day to go on short walks, even if it’s just around your house. And get outside if you can! Just remember that if you plan on exercising outside, to do so by abiding by the CDC guidelines.
Congratulations to all of our students for making another season of Brandeis Summer School a success!
Although we are looking forward to seeing the colorful fall leaves and indulging in pumpkin spice everything, we are sad to see the summer come to an end.
We could not have achieved so many academic accomplishments without the help of our talented group of Teaching Assistants, Program Assistants, and Activities Staff. We are very grateful for their hard work and dedication to every aspect of our summer classes.
Summer 2020 will arrive before we know it! Preparation for the upcoming season is already in progress – and we want to hear from you! Interested in taking a specific class? Improvements you’d like to suggest? Questions to ask? Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are always happy to hear from our students.
We look forward to seeing you around campus and hope that you’ll join us again for a course or two next year!
In the meantime, best of luck with your studies and enjoy these last lazy days of summer.
We have entered the final week of Brandeis Summer School 2019!
This summer included a variety of activities freely offered to students during the different sessions.
The Summer School team worked hard to provide an assortment of programs throughout the weeks and weekends to cater to all of our students’ varied schedules and interests.
Activities are designed to provide students with an opportunity to interact with their peers as well as the community around them. We realize our summer courses are academically challenging, and these activities are scheduled to help give students a study break.
Earlier this summer, we took a group of students to Fenway Park to watch the Boston Red Sox play the Chicago White Sox. We also offered regular trips to local grocery stores, welcomed ice cream trucks to Brandeis, and helped get students off campus and into the city.
This week we will host an ice cream social, movie night, and trivia game in order to help students take some time to relax during their finals. For more information on Summer activities, visit our website.
You can also always email us with questions: email@example.com
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Good luck with finals!
Happy First Day of Summer!
Session 1 and Online classes are in full swing!
Session 2 classes begin on July 8!
(Don’t forget to register for Session 2 classes before the regular deadline next Friday, June 28!)
We know you are busy and that life can get stressful – and that is why the Brandeis Summer School is here to help. We created a Summer Activity program filled with fun and uncomplicated events just for you! Whether you’re living on campus, back home for the summer, or renting nearby, you’re welcome to participate.
Calm your mind and strengthen your body with a yoga session, satisfy your sweet tooth with free ice cream, go shopping at the local malls, take a trip off-campus to see wild animals at the Franklin Park Zoo, venture into Boston for a Red Sox game or museum tour, escape to Newport Beach, or just relax with netflix and pizza at an on-campus movie night. View our Activities Calendar for the full schedule of events this summer! You can also follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for the latest activity updates.
We encourage you to participate in the summer activities scheduled by our program. We do ask that you RSVP for events as appropriate, as space fills up quickly for certain events.
We look forward to seeing you during your study breaks!
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