How To Stay Motivated While Taking Online Classes

Hello wonderful people, hope you all are having a great day. I thought I would share with all of you tips and tricks on how to stay motivated while taking online classes. I know that it can be quite difficult to stay focused at home and to do homework, but I hope that these tips and tricks will help you all. If you guys like these types of posts, please let me know and I will continue to post more school related content.


1) Work on a desk, counter, table, etc. You should be sitting up, not laying down.

  • This helps you to stay awake and actually focus on your work.


2) Keep your phone far away from you. Do NOT use it.

  • This is your worst nightmare

  • Your phone will prevent you from getting your work done. Your phone is a tool, use it for good:

  • You can use your phone as a timer. I recommend downloading the app: Tomato Timer.

  • This app helps you break down your assignments into shorter periods and helps you complete them faster.

  • And when you complete a four period session, you get a break. Helps you stay on track as well.


3) Set goals for yourself.

  • Write down your daily goals on a sticky note and cross them out as you complete them.

  • This a great way to be a little successful each day that will eventually lead to a bigger goal of yours.


4) Create a schedule for yourself.

  • Plan out times and tasks of what you are going to do daily.

  • Schedule certain times with classes to study and do school work.

  • Write reminders on your phone or calendar about important deadlines and take quick breaks in between.

  • Creating a schedule will help you reach your goals and help you to succeed.

  • Try to keep a positive attitude.


5) Interact with people.

  • I know that this can be challenging especially when everything is online.

  • Try to get involved with online clubs and meetings. This is a great way to make friends.

  • Take time out of your busy day to talk to friends over social media, phone calls, text, etc.

  • Interacting with people helps our self-esteem, immune system, and mood.


6) Don't be afraid to share your knowledge.

  • Connect/communicate with friends and family about what you are learning.

  • This is a great way to develop presentation skills.

  • Also, you feel proud and accomplished about what you know.


7) Don't forget to take care of yourself.

  • It is so important to keep yourself healthy.

  • Please REST! Exercise, eat healthy (incorporate fruits and vegetables into your diet), relax, take naps, etc.

  • It's more than okay to do this! You deserve it!


8) Reward yourself.

  • You are working so hard. In a time like this where we aren't able to communicate with one another in person or do are normal tasks, it is so important to be proud of yourself.

  • Eat something sweet or something that has too many carbs.

  • Treat yourself to some food or a gift.

  • And don't forget to take breaks!


9) Stay positive.

  • At often times, when we think negatively, it can lead us to become stressed and feel under the weather.

  • I know it can be hard to stay positive, but put inspirational or motivational quotes on your phone as a daily reminder to keep positive.

  • Give yourself positive feedback, like, "You got this!" "You are going to ace this test!"


10) Don't be afraid to ask students and teachers for help on assignments.

  • Have a Zoom buddy. Help each other with homework questions, assignments and overall a great way to connect with someone.

  • Email your teachers about any questions about assignments.

  • You can always set up a Zoom meeting with them and go over the questions.

  • Look into online tutoring and tutorials.

  • Re-watch previous Zoom classes and lessons.


11) Get enough sleep.

  • Try to go to bed before 10 or 11pm.

  • Get at least 8 or more hours of sleep to help you accomplish more throughout the day.

  • Trust me, your body will appreciate it!


Thank you all so much for reading this blog post, I really appreciate it! Please go check out my other blog posts related to tips & tricks. Also, please follow me on Pinterest and Instagram @helpfulinspiringblog and if you have any questions or need to reach me, please email me: helpfulinspiringblog@gmail.com. I will see you all in the next post!

-Sonia

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