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How to Stay Motivated While Studying Online

Posted on July 04, 2018

Staying motivated while studying can feel like an impossible task but staying motivated to study during all holiday periods can be futile. We find our laid-out study plans falling by the wayside as we try to squeeze the most out of our well-deserved break. But just as coffee is the shining beacon to even the darkest of Mondays there are ways of staying incentivised and motivated in achieving your goals.

You need to take a few moments to review your coursework and goals and put some strategies in place to ensure we stay motivated and on track with our studying no matter what time of the year it may be.

Sync Your Interest

The best way to make studying interesting is by indulging in activities that suit your interests. Linking your interest to your coursework allows you to have an ornate and authentic interest in advancing your career.

Study Patterns

Chances are your holiday timetable is considerably different from nine to five timetable. Whether you’re vacationing or 'staycationing' you should review your newly adoptive holiday routine and a just your study patterns and timetables accordingly. Having a good online course schedule is important if you want to advance our career success and still have somewhat of a holiday.

Pick a Space

Your physical surroundings can have a dramatic impact on your academic performance. You need to have a study environment that is conducive to learning. A place that is quiet and comfortable, with a quick and reliable internet connection. Keep in mind to eliminate your distractions by ensuring your study place isn’t surrounded by things you would rather do other than studying.

Reward Yourself

It is important to recognise your achievements and reward yourself for meeting your targets and deadlines. Your rewards can be simple like meeting for coffee with an old friend or a day off at the sea.

Review Your Goals

Reviewing your goals reminds you of the importance of furthering your education and what you hoped to achieve in doing so. Ask yourself why you decide to study online? What made you chose this online course? These questions remind you of why you are studying and the goals you hope to achieve. The idea behind this is positive reinforcement – knowing the freedom and goodies that wait ahead will motivate you to persevere in accomplishing your studies.

Take Breaks

Taking breaks might seem counter intuitive in helping motivate you towards your career advancement goals. However, taking breaks can be a highly effective and productive way of motivating yourself to study – you don’t want to burn yourself out. If you feel unable to concentrate and your mind is wandering taking a break will help you find getting back into the swing of things simple. You should find tackling your work easier after having short breaks in between as your mind and thoughts feel clear and refreshed and your work seems more manageable.


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