Managing a Pandemic

Structure and Organization are keys to staying productive.


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Addison Kopiczko is an example of a student that values the importance of organization.

Maddie Maurer, Photojournalist

During the COVID 19 pandemic, time management has become a struggle for everyone. Whether you are at home or school everyone needs a little help getting more tasks done. Finding a way to better manage your time will not only help you complete your goals but it will also allow you to feel less stressed and have more free time.  

Doing school and homework at home can be challenging. There are many distractions around you and you might find yourself pulling out your phone or leaving the room to go talk with your family. Instead of focusing and finishing what you need to do. A good way to keep yourself accountable is to create a distraction-free environment. Just the simple act of putting your phone in another room or cleaning off your desk before school can make a big difference. 

When studying or doing homework time management is often a struggle we all face. We often find ourselves doing too much at a time or procrastinating and not pacing ourselves on our work. Improving your time management skills is a major advantage. One way to improve this skill is to set a timer for yourself while doing homework and studying. According to, “Set an alarm for every 20-30 minutes and have your child take a short 5-10 minute break. Shorter study breaks will give your child just enough time to breathe, stretch and refocus before he or she gets back to the homework.”


“I plan out my day and I make an idea in my head of what I want my day to look like,” says 6th grader Addison Kopiczko

Disorganization can make students feel stressed or overwhelmed and make simple things, like cleaning your room and doing your homework, seem impossible. One of the most important ways to be productive is to stay organized. Organization can help you to focus more on the tasks you need to get done and get things done faster too. Just doing something as simple as cleaning out your notebooks and backpack can make a huge difference. Organizing your area and supplies will not only make finding things be easier but it will also make your life a lot less chaotic and leave you with more free time as well.

Many students have ways of being productive in their everyday lives. “I plan out my day and I make an idea in my head of what I want my day to look like,” says 6th grader Addison Kopiczko, “Doing this helps me to get more stuff done during my day.” Planning out your day can help you to organize your schedule and be more prepared for what you need to get done during the day. 

Sometimes we all need some help getting more done. Hopefully, these tips and tricks to being more productive will help you get more done during your day.