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Ignore the Productive Pressure

take a break

Take a look at the following article featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education! ( Yet another resource available to you as a student affiliated with UIC via the Library databases)


A few Key Points made by the Author Aisha S. Ahmad (03/27/2020):

*The underlying fact: Life as we know it has changed forever!

Due to COVID-19 life as we know it has changed indefinitely. We are now changed in the way we move, build, learn and connect.

What we all need to get by:

  • Security
    • Focus on food, family, friends, and maybe fitness
    • Develop a team and build a sustainable and safe social system NOW.
  • A mental shift
    • Allow yourself room for a mental shift. (It’s okay not to be okay. You are processing catastrophic moments)
    • Mental shifts require humility and patience
  • Embrace a new normal
    • Build weekly schedules that prioritize the security of home team
    • Wake up early!

Read the full articles to read Aisha S. Ahmad’s words of encouragement! (Below)

The Chronicle: Ignore Productive Pressure Article