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As many schools start to opt for online learning, here are tips to minimize distractions at home.

USA TODAY

Fall semester, winter break, spring semester, summer break – repeat.

It’s a comforting and predictable pattern that takes most of us through our formative years. There’s an 8:00 a.m. bell, class, lunch, some more class, and then we are dismissed for the day.

At the time, I felt a bit trapped by the daily and seasonal cadence of school. I couldn’t wait to get into the work world where I would finally have at least some choice about when I would work hard and when I would take a break. 

Then, after a year out of school, I realized I was struggling with time management. With no one telling