In the midst of a pandemic that seems unlikely to end anytime soon, I’ve found myself swallowed up by ennui more often than before. As a student, there’s almost no end to the schoolwork that I’ve been assigned to. Sometimes I find myself losing my motivation to do well when left to my own devices, which has brought me to an unexpected solution: proactive social interaction and outreach.
Working on assignments with my classmates has proven to be an effective method of maintaining my productivity. By discussing things with my friends, I can regain some of the contact I’ve lost over the past few months in quarantine. As such, I’d suggest to anyone who finds themselves in a similar situation that they reach out to family, friends, or even strangers through volunteering.