Contributors worldwide share their thoughts, knowledge and experiences on all things education and life in general.

What to do when you feel demotivated – four tips

This year has been a taxing year for many people all around the world. From job losses, salary reductions, loved ones passing away, relationships ending or just feeling incredibly overwhelmed. We have all had to make changes in our lifestyles to adjust to the new normal.

Keeping your eyes safe while staring into your screen – seven tips

The use of digital gadgets has been steadily increasing over the years, drastically accelerating even more amid Covid-19. While businesses shut down globally and physical interaction was restricted, we’ve had to stay in touch with family and friends, study and work remotely – greatly increasing our screen time. While it’s great that this is possible due to digital technology, we do need to give ear to our eyes.

The new normal: same same, but different

Despite the masks, physical distancing and reliance on hand sanitiser, there is little doubt that we’re heading back to some sense of normal. It’s most welcome. And the feeling seems to be mutual all round (introverted and extroverted alike).

Timeframes – moments in time

“My life flashed before my eyes.” Yeah, probably not though. Far too much content to flash by in an instant. So what actually flashes before your eyes? I have a theory. I call them timeframes.

Life lessons from my golden labrador – meet Dolly

I have been blessed with amazing animals in my life. From the laziest bulldogs, slobbering all over the place, to the most aloof cats sparing affection only when they deem it deserved. Then there is Dolly. And there is something different about her. She’s been with us for just over a year now, and has passed on some invaluable life lessons. Amazingly, without needing to be taught. Just natural wisdom about presence, love, openness and friendship.

Easing anxiety (well, we can only try) – the four pillars of wellness

Easing anxiety is a journey, potentially a never-ending one. And I can’t necessarily claim that I have defeated the beast. But I have realised it holds you back (needlessly). And it is intimately related to your lifestyle. So I have drawn up my own plan of action – let’s call it the four pillars of wellness (according to Jedd). They seem simple, but with the volume of thoughts swimming around my mind, it’s useful to have a reminder handy. I hope they can help you too.

Keeping up to date with schoolwork

Keagan, a grade 7 learner from Johannesburg, shares his perspective on the importance of staying up to date with work and what he does to try and achieve this. He hopes by sharing this, it can help you stay up to date and on top of all of your work.