Learning online can sometimes have its downfalls, one of which is staying motivated and taking initiative for your own learning. Here are some helpful tips to help encourage you to stay motivated, get out of that rut and power through your online learning!
Chart your progress with a schedule
Having attainable goals is essential, without them you may be left feeling discouraged or overwhelmed. By charting your progress with the use of a schedule you will be able to focus on what needs to be completed, and what has been checked off your list. This in turn will help ensure you are organised and motivated to finish tasks at hand, as well as feel motivated by your completed checklist.
Don’t let your hard work go unnoticed, reward yourself from time to time! Whether it be treating yourself to new clothes, or going to your favourite restaurant, rewarding yourself will help you stay motivated and keep you working toward your goals.
You have a network of peers at your fingertips when learning online. So get on the class forums and get chatting! By sharing your experiences with other students you may just realise that staying motivated is a struggle for many, but banding together to get through the work can make it a whole lot more enjoyable!
Take time out for yourself
Studying can become overwhelming and extremely stressful which sometimes limits your ability to stay motivated. It is important that you set aside a time during the week to do something that is enjoyable to you so that when it comes time to studying you can focus effectively.
POSTIVITY IS KEY, keeping a positive attitude towards studying will make the entire process much more enjoyable and achievable. Most importantly try to keep focused on your goals, and remember why you’ve decided to study this course in the first place!