Every day more people are logging onto the internet in order to study subjects ranging from chemistry to music. What an exciting time this is; these are days when everyone has access to learning.
One of the common problems online learners face is the issue of home distractions. I wanted to list some options you might want to consider when you are setting up your learning environment at home.
- Consider setting up at a desk if possible. This will enable you to have a permanent go to place that your mind associates with learning. In addition, a desk will give you a place to store your books and paperwork.
- Use your public library. Especially during the early parts of the day, you might be able to reserve a study room at the library. Most libraries now offer their patrons free internet service, so if you have a laptop or tablet this is an excellent option.
- Set up as far away from video and audio entertainment centers as you can. There have been many times when I have sat down to try and study, right in the middle of where my children are playing a game on Wii or watching a video! What was I thinking: seclusion is the key to being able to concentrate.
- Try to be scheduled. Make it your habit to get to work at the same time every day. This will help you to be ready mentally and physically for a time of learning and stretching your mind.
I hope these tips are helpful. Study hard and remember, a quiet background really is helpful to your quest for knowledge.