From entertainment to social media to the craziness that often happens around the house, you’ll be faced with many distractions that can easily derail your learning experience.
The best online students know how to lessen these distractions and set aside time to focus.
Exactly how much of a challenge these distractions will prove to be will depend on your own unique personality and individual situations.
Some might find that they can tune out a noisy home by putting on their headphones so they can listen intently to the lesson.
Others might choose to attend class from a local coffee shop or library to eliminate their urge to multitask at home.
If the family requires your attention, try to schedule your sessions while kids are at school, doing their homework, or have others in the house who can watch them for a while.
Plan out your schedule, set everything aside, and do whatever you need to focus on the course, get into the zone and down to business.
Ultimately, you will need to find a strategy that works best for you.
Regardless of where you choose to join your virtual course, consider turning your mobile phone off to avoid losing focus every time a message or notification pops up.
And if you’re still having trouble resisting the temptation to check your email or surf the web, try downloading a website blocker.
There are applications that can help eliminate distractions by blocking the apps or websites that tend to compete for your attention, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Thankfully, it's easy to focus with our community sessions because everyone is so engaging, and it really is to your best interest to give your full attention to the course because of how much you will learn.
Make sure to join us for our next mini-course session to see what I mean.