Devan Melwani starts the day bright and early.
“I feel like I’m pretty unique for a teenager because I get up a lot earlier…around 6:30,” Melwani said.
He notes that he is able to be more productive in the morning both because of distance learning and because of his current schedule.
Last year, he had a zero period class that kept him from being as productive, since it started early in the morning, but this year he has neither a zero period nor a first-period class, so he is able to complete a lot more work earlier.
“I feel like I’m most productive in the morning…I’m definitely a morning person,” said Melwani.
Usually, he starts the day with homework and extracurricular work, has breakfast around 7:30, then transitions to exercise. Depending on the day, the type of exercise varies. On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, Melwani does Peloton stationary bike workouts, around
“…20 or 30 minutes…though usually a really intense workout because it’s for such a short time.”
On Mondays and Tuesdays, he does a quick, ten-minute workout to strengthen his arms–usually a strength workout–or his core.
After, Melwani said that he usually finishes up his homework or watches a little bit of TV to wind down before online classes begin.
After school, he sometimes goes on a walk after sitting for so long during online classes.
Though Melwani is usually a Cross Country athlete, he decided to take a break from running due to COVID-19 restrictions. However, he notes that he hasn’t decided on a plan to resume.
“I’m not sure if I’ll resume Cross Country when [quarantine]is over, though I know that’s not a very definitive answer…it really depends”