Today, we are pleased to feature Riya Thakkar Shah from Bengaluru, India. These blogs will showcase how different SWE members are engineering their lives during this fluid and ever-changing environment.
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Your Name & Affiliation: Riya Thakkar Shah from Bengaluru Affiliate
Engineering Discipline: Computer Engineering
How do you handle stress and maintain a work-life balance right now?
Above and beyond my office and housework, I strive for a balanced routine by including activities that ensure my physical and mental fitness. To name a few, they are meditation, Surya namaskar, prayers, reading, and writing.
Do you have any tips for studying or working from home?
I have three tips for working from home effectively. These include planning your office day well in advance, having a dedicated working space, and participating in cross-functional tasks that keep you engaged.
How do you maintain community with your fellow SWE members, section, or affiliate?
I regularly interact with my SWE mentor and get inspired by her hustle every time I talk to her. Also, I am in touch with fellow SWEsters through varied social media platforms. However, I will miss attending the SWE Conference this year. Therefore, I am including a picture from WE Local 2018.
Engineers will be part of the critical solution to the global crisis created by COVID19. How are you engineering in crisis today?
I believe each one of us can play a major role in this crisis. Here are the top three ways in which I am engineering this crisis:
- Thinking about the solution rather than the problem.
- Reinventing ways of my lifestyle since this is a new normal now!
- Learning to tap into my creative mind space more often than before.
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