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How to Stay Motivated When Taking Online Classes

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Bryan University offers 100% online classes for all of our programs. Does studying at home and learning everything from the comfort of your own space sound great to you? Do you want to expand your career opportunities with career-focused learning? Bryan University has many options for students looking to earn a diploma or degree. 

Today’s blog from Bryan U explores how to stay motivated when taking online classes.

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Set Short-Term Goals

Earning your degree and starting your new career are long-term goals. Yet reaching these goals takes a lot of short-term successes. Set short-term goals for yourself as you take online classes. Short-term achievements can range from reading 10 pages in a textbook, getting the kids to be early tonight, or eating a healthy meal. Eventually, your short-term goals add up to long-term success. 

Create a New Routine

Humans are creatures of habit. Create a new routine as you start your educational journey with online classes. Set aside some time just for studying, reading, and attending classes on a daily or weekly basis. You may have to get up a little earlier, stay up a bit later, or sacrifice some fun time for studying. As you create your routine, set a schedule and stick to it as much as possible until it becomes second nature.

Talk to People

One drawback of online classes is that you’re isolated from your instructors and peers. Even so, there are ways to stay in touch. Email, virtual chat, videoconferencing, and phone calls let you bounce ideas off of your peers. Discuss class concepts, ideas for studying, or just talk to someone going through the same thing as you. 

Reward Yourself

Remember those short-term goals we talked about earlier? Track them as you note your progress. Then comes the fun part: reward yourself for reaching each milestone in your goals. Pass one class, buy that new pair of jeans you’ve been eyeing. Finish your paper, indulge in your favorite food for dinner the next day. Positive experiences with online classes help you recognize the rewards of what you’re doing in a tangible way that your brain remembers time and again with each reward for hard work.

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Online Classes at Bryan University

Bryan University offers affordable, convenient, 100% online classes. We provide career-focused learning to jumpstart your journey to a rewarding professional life. Call Bryan University toll-free at 1-855-862-0755 or enroll now to find out more!

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  1. Reward Yourself. Everyone deserves a pat on the back every now and again. As you complete your coursework, take time to recognize your achievements, whether you’ve finished a really boring textbook chapter or totally rocked an exam. Reveling in your accomplishments and taking breaks will help you keep a positive attitude and stay motivated.

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