Nerves are very normal when studying anywhere but following these simple steps will help you realize just how doable it can be.
Editor note: Louis, our Social Media and Marketing Officer, is working full-time and studying part-time. He shares some tips on how to combine work with study whilst having a life at the same time.
- Do it, but just don’t over do it.
9 hours work, 9 hours rest, 9 hours play. Need I say more?
If you find the concept of working a full-time job whilst studying overwhelming, did you know you can study part-time?
Never sacrifice your health however. Remember to get plenty of sleep because you really will need it, eat healthy and try to avoid those unavoidable late night two-minute noodles. Too many of those 2am nights aren’t going to improve your results at work or university.
- Isolate yourself from distractions
Make personal space by dedicating that dusty spare room or that nook to a special study space. If needed; stay back at work for a few hours to knock back those last few pages of that assessment you’ve been meaning to complete. If you can’t give yourself some space in your home, take advantage of a local library (yes they still exist).
Whatever works best for you, works best.
- Make a timetable and a learn how to be time-savvy
Sticking to set times and consistent hours of study over a few nights a week will prove more effective in results and allow you to enjoy more spare time on the weekends.
If you can stick to a timetable, set a nightly word limit for each assessment and the results will speak for themselves.
In addition, utilize spare time such as being stuck in traffic or time spent on the train by listening to lectures online if available and flipping through a few pages of a digital copy of your textbook.
Everyday, a 90-minute return train ride to & from work can turn into study session without all the distractions that would be experienced at home.
- Stay motivated people!
We all know that 4.30pm feeling on a Wednesday afternoon when motivation levels get seriously low.
Reward yourself a few times a week, take a night off when you’ve gotten up-to-date on all studies, maybe order some food in and try to avoid studying on weekends – this way you’ll have a fresh start on Monday, without feeling the chore of studying never ended.
There is no denying that education isn’t important. It’s why Vent2Me founded Digital Marketing Courses. Vent2Me aspires to help savvy business owners with their digital marketing initiatives. Better still it’s part-time, so you can fit it around your work and life schedule.
Author: Louis Buchler
I’m an eager and motivated individual who not only enjoys all day breakfast menus, but I also have a passion for digital marketing, social media engagement, advertising and design (Yes, I also enjoy pîna colada’s and getting caught in the rain).