How To Study From Home Whilst Working Full-Time

How to Study From Home Whilst Working Full-Time

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own and no other. There are no affiliate links included. This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

The decision to study whilst working full-time is definitely a big one for anyone to take on, not simply because studying in and of itself is a huge commitment, but when working full-time it can often feel like we don’t even have that much time available in the day for ourselves to have a life that we enjoy, let alone go back to study.

However there are times in life such as the decision to change careers or just needing to refresh skills in order to go for a promotion in our current job that require us to perhaps study for whatever reason and regardless of our busy lives in the background this is something that we have to decide for ourselves if it’s worth it and if it is then we have to find a way to make it work, so in this post we’re going to share some of the ways to make studying whilst working full-time work for you.

The good news is that studying nowadays can be done from home because of things like the internet, online tutorials, and even full universities that are based completely online, so it’s no longer necessary to attend classes in person as it once was, which would mean that it’s almost impossible for anyone to work full time and study as well.

Ask for support from others:

The very first thing when taking on a new challenge in life is that we seem to forget that we are allowed to ask for help, and instead of doing everything by ourselves it’s important that we acknowledge the fact that, especially if we are having a family with someone, such as a husband or a partner that we ask them for help in managing this new challenge in life and being able to make both things work simultaneously, such as help around the house with housework, sharing responsibilities with children instead of taking everything on our own shoulders and feeling like we have to do everything all by ourselves because there’s only so many hours in the day, and this is just simply not possible or sustainable. It’s also important to remember that when we’re studying we’re not doing it simply for ourselves, we’re doing it for the betterment of our family as a whole, so we do need to have everyone on board.

Create a study calendar:

The best way to get organised is by planning things out ahead of time, so for example, creating a study calendar can be a great way to visualise what’s going to be happening over the course of the time that we’re studying – whether this is a month, a year or even a few years, and then breaking it down and putting it into a calendar so that we can see exactly what’s going to be happening each month and what we have to focus on that month so that we can prioritise our tasks and our schedule each day.

Choose your learning mode:

Not everyone learns the same way – some people are visual learners, some are auditory learners, and some learn best by doing, but it really depends on our own individual needs and the great thing about studying online nowadays is that so many courses offer a variety of different ways of learning so, for example, if we have a busy schedule and then and we’re someone who learns perhaps more by listening to things, we could download podcasts or audio tutorials that we could listen to in the car or as we’re making dinner. What’s also a good thing to remember is that even for people who are perhaps hard of hearing or have other disabilities then there is support out there for them where they can get help to be able to complete their course work such as Miracle-Ear hearing aids.

Block your time:

Getting into the schedule of studying when you’re not used to it definitely can be a challenge, but time blocking can be a great way to overcome this and really get organised and find time throughout the day to focus on studying and prioritise those tasks without spending a whole day studying and not really getting anything done.

For example, some people may find it easier to study early in the morning before the children wake up or they may want to take an hour or two at night depending on what works for us individually, then each person can create a time block schedule and block out certain times throughout the day or the week when studying can be done.

Disclosure: This is not a sponsored post. All thoughts are my own and no other. There are no affiliate links included. This post is now in the guidelines of the FTC.

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