How many times have you seen somebody demonstrate a talent or a piece of knowledge and said to yourself, “I’d love to have the time to learn that,” while simultaneously convinced that you have no realistic prospect of ever finding that time? We know there are thousands – probably millions – of people out there who would love to take an adult education course. We also know that those same people resist the urge to start one because they don’t believe they have the time to see it through to completion. We think that’s desperately sad, and we’d love to do something about it.
There are some people who, for various reasons, genuinely don’t have the time in their lives to fit in another activity, and we accept that. This article isn’t aimed at those people. This is for those who do have the time, and just need better organization and motivation to do more with that time. If you’re brutally honest with yourself, is the reason you’re not doing a course right now due to lack of time, or due to not making the time? There’s a big difference between the two things, and we’ll outline that below.
Taking an adult education course is for your benefit. It will improve your knowledge and skillsets, and might even enhance your employment and career prospects. Think of your time as if it were written across the reels of Gamevy slot games. If you know anything about online slots, you’ll know that you get paid nothing at all if the contents of those reels are lined up in the wrong order. You also know that if the contents of those reels line up correctly, the online slots game will respond by paying out big money. All you have to do is make them line up in the first place, and it’s easier for you to do that with your spare time than it is on an online slots website!
Here are five ways you can create the perfect conditions for online learning as an adult.
Create A Study Space
Background noise impedes our ability to learn and remember. It’s been proven to slow the development of a baby’s brain at the ‘early learning’ stage, so imagine what it’s doing to you as an adult at a time in your life when learning new skills is more difficult? You need a dedicated study space in order to focus on your work. Ideally, it should be a room (not your bedroom!) in your home, or at least a specific corner of a room where you won’t be disturbed by anybody. If that isn’t possible, consider a library. If you can find the perfect study space, you’ll learn faster, and thus you’ll save time.
Put Your Study Time In Your Calendar
What’s the first thing you do if someone asks you if you’re free to do something on a particular day or at a specific time? You check your calendar, and these days your … Read More..