The restless state.

Greetings everyone!!

I trust everyone is fine. I have been away from this platform for a while now due to the effects of my environment and my health condition as well. The circumstances experienced have really affected my engagements here on hive and to be honest, I really miss the ideas gotten from this platform, the experiences we share here, and lots of other benefits.

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Getting to see this edition of this hive learner's weekly contest, it took me back to an experience I had a few years ago. It was during the resumption of a new semester, being a fresher (new student) in a higher institution, I had to resume the second semester so early with the fear of not meeting up with school activities if I stayed back at home. Leaving my sister behind who was a senior/experienced student in the institution. Just as I didn't plan on how the whole environment will look while in school.

When I got to my apartment at school, everything changed. Leaving my parents and siblings behind to live in an environment where I will not even see any of my siblings, the first semester was better because my sister was there before I made plans to travel to join her. This time around, I had to stay all alone. During this period of time in school, eating food to my satisfaction was a problem. The food items were there, even where I can easily buy food, but it didn't seem like I was taking in any food.

To make things worse. The lectures I expected to take place during the first two weeks didn't happen as I thought. Some days, it was either one or two lectures in a day and the rest of the day is spent doing nothing. At this point I never had close friends with whom we could gist. Let me not say read together because, at this point in time, the work load is not bulky yet. As a kind of nature about almost every Nigerian student, there is always this lack of seriousness on the student side regarding studies during this first week of resumption. So I also experienced this in my first week of resumption.

My daily routine became so irregular, and as such, staying at home for hours became filled with moments of thought, coupled with the issues of electricity around my location. This period made me regret of traveling back to school so early; the whole situation now made me so restless, which at this point extended to my night rest.

My nights became so long that after sleeping for a long time, I still woke up around 2 am with a moment's worth of thoughts since I couldn't read at all.

This got so unbearable that I had to develop a way of handling my boredom state.

What I did first.

The first thing I did was to identify the basic purpose of my stay in that location, which was academic. That helped me not only understand the need to start preparing on time but to put it into action. I went for the departmental handbook, where I was able to access most of the course outline, which served as a guide.

Along the line, I came across a friend with whom I shared some free moments until my sister resumed and even after her resumption.


Thank you for reading!!
I remain your friend, @isaacngore.



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Having a healthy routine does help. One good example is participating in HL contests

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Yeahhhhh
These are perfect ways to handle boredom✌️

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I hope you are feeling better now ?? Students don't always take the first week of resumption very serious, it is now seen as a normal.

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Yes boss
I am stronger and better at the same time.
Thanks for asking boss

Students don't always take the first week of resumption very serious, it is now seen as a normal.

In my own case it brought boredom🥺

I for use am flex had it been na now

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