I think the title says it all for this article. Before Covid-19, when doing my research, I already had focus issues. That is not to say that I did or did not get things done in a timely manner, but the time that I had to research was more limited during the workweek (9-5 job). Although I find
myself with more time now that I have been furloughed from my job, it seems even more difficult to focus on.
This difficulty with researching is in part because of all the information that is being processed and posted, and this does not necessarily mean it is all true. Take for instance at the beginning of this pandemic, the narrative not to mention the information about the virus was constantly changing. In the past 3 1/2 months, we have been glued to our TV’s and social media hoping to find answers.
The point is, with everything going on around us it seems like we were being more and more distracted these days. For me, it has my mind going in all kinds of different directions, and it is any wonder that I get anything done at all. Besides the fact that I am constantly thinking of ways
to support and protect my family, I need to remember that what I do for myself is just as important without feeling guilty of being selfish.
Today I made a decision to come up with a plan to work on my research not only for my program, but for my life, my friends, and my family. I am sharing my plan with you in hopes that we can help each other stay on track and continue to be productive in these strange times.
Written by: Joseph