Tip 74: Cherish your self care in virtual learning

When learning and working in the virtual space, you'll need to pay more attention to self care. Firstly, because sitting in front of the computer the whole day can be quite tiring. Secondly because (especially when sitting at home) there might be no one to tell you when it's enough.

Here are some insights into what I do when learning something new:

  • I use the Pomodoro technique to help myself concentrate. This helps me to learn more in less time. (also see learning tipp no. 56)

  • I like taking hand-written notes while learning and I paste the picture of the notes into OneNote afterwards. Hand-written notes are scientifically proven to be more effective for learning (also see learning tip no. 71).

  • Every 20 minutes, I take a break of 20 seconds and look at least 20 meters into the distance. This is a good way to relax my eyes.