It’s 2019, and that means it’s a great time to look at your goals, reassess what’s been working for you and what hasn’t, and figure out ways in which you can improve. If you want to make this year one of the most productive, successful years ever, then you might be thinking about focusing on your continued education. By focusing on this, you can improve all kinds of skills, get better at your current job, or become suitable for a totally different role. Whatever your reasons for wanting to continue your education this year, below you’ll find steps that will help you to become the master of it:
Dedicate Time To Study Each DayDaily practice is critical to your success if you want to become the master of your continued education. You have to dedicated time to study each day, even 20-30 minutes per day will make a difference. You could use a short amount of time to at least go over revision notes or type something up. Squeeze it in wherever you can!
Know When You are At Your Peak Focus
Start by paying attention to when you experience your most solid workflow without getting distracted or feeling the need to procrastinate, and then mark it down. This way, you can know the right time to sit down and study every day. However, you should make sure you take regular breaks in order to stay focused. People tend to work differently, but regular breaks can help you to keep your memory and focus sharp. Ensure you have a quiet place to do your work, too – even if this means you have to leave the house and head to the library.
Find The Right Learning Platforms For You
There are a number of learning platforms you can use to educate yourself. Youtube is great, and you can actually teach yourself hard skills here with the help of qualified professionals giving you information for free. Then there are books, audiobooks (which are fantastic for those who may have a commute or have to walk a lot), online courses that allow you to earn real credentials like those found on online msw, and even Udemy (similar to YouTube but varies in price). Make sure you look at each one and figure out which is best for you.
Get Used To Making Lists Of Your Priorities
Making lists of your priorities doesn’t come naturally to many people, but it can be massively helpful. When you have your list, make sure you do the hardest, ugliest, most important tasks first. This way, you won’t have to worry about them all day long and put them off. It’s all too easy to do less important tasks first and use them as a way of procrastinating. Oftentimes, the most important tasks don’t get done when you do this. Simply ‘Eat The Frog’ and get those tough tasks done!
Identify Your Biggest Distractions
By identifying your biggest distractions, e.g. Netflix, Facebook, emails, you can get vigilant with yourself and stop yourself from procrastinating with them. Remember your ‘why’ whenever you catch yourself wanting to procrastinate!