Studying is difficult, but with the current health situation that forces education to the safety of our homes, it just became twice as hard for any student to focus or find any motivation. After all, didn’t they say home is where the heart is? Netflix, games, and TV – all your hearts’ desires are home. Or if you are a parent, you may prefer to call these things distractions.
Luckily, there are ways to make distance education or studying from home just a little easier. Here are some life hacks to help the students stay engaged and on track with their coursework:
1.) Manage your time and space.
People often think that time management is all about getting things done in the least amount of time. In reality, time management is really just about doing the thing that is most profitable or most important. Now combine this with a designated space and you’ll be amazed at the amount of course work that you can get done.
2.) Get organized.
You’ve probably heard or even said, “I’m just not an organized person.” If so, you’re in luck. With the advent of technology came numerous apps that make tracking and organizing tasks a lot easier. If this is not a problem for you, good job.
3.) Find your personal support system.
You’ve probably heard of the old adage, “No man is an island.” Whether you like it or not, this old saying still holds true to this day. As such, teachers and organizations developed what they call “buddy system.” In school, students are usually paired up for activities. Now, if you don’t have one for tacking the tedious online lessons with yet, try and find that one or group of people who can keep you accountable. Naturally, this goes both ways so it’s better to find someone who share your dilemma.
4.) Keep your mental, physical, and social well-being in check.
There are countless benefits to keeping your mental and physical health in good condition. That said, it is best to engage in activities that nurture the brain and the body to avoid the inevitable crash and burn. Find hobbies or workouts that you enjoy, and try doing it with friends to keep your mental, physical, and social well-being in the right place.
5.) Utilize your resources.
Just because you’re a student doesn’t mean you’re confined to your lessons. The digital world is like an endless resource right at your fingertips. It also means access to a network of friends and mentors with interests similar to yours. Naturally, you must eliminate all distractions during your designated study time. Beyond that, you’re on your own. And we mean, online practice and how-to videos about subject matters that are interesting to you.
Whether you work or study in an extra room or a designated space within your own room doesn’t matter, If you make use of these tips, you can definitely stick to what you are trying to accomplish. That way, your education or career can move forward.
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