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When it comes to your career, you deserve the best. Thankfully, you don’t need to invest in a long commute to learn new skills or to network. You can instead acquire all the skills, knowledge, and certifications that you need online. This method is ideal for theory-based skills, rather than those you need a hands-on approach.
Even for those degrees that do have a practical element, a hybrid approach can reduce the amount of time you need to commute to an on-site facility. You can learn and study the theory online. With the power of online, you can achieve your MA from a top university. All you need to succeed are these top tips:
Finding the Right Online Degree
The best way to progress your career is to choose an online degree. You won’t have to move, and can instead take your pick of the best institutions. Get an online Master’s of Education from one of the best providers out there, and commit to it part-time. That way you can juggle your workload and your course load all at once, without spending extortionate amounts of money on city rental rates.
Finding the right degree is the first step, but you will need to improve your time management skills so that you can juggle the two hefty workloads you have now put on your plate.
Set Up Routines for Yourself
It is time to take your health seriously, and for that, you need to set up new routines.
Start first in the morning. You should have a healthy breakfast, ideally, get a workout in, and leave for work every day at the same time. After work, go to the same place and commit the same hours to your degree.
For bedtime, follow the same routine so you can unwind and get a good night’s rest.
Work Consistently Every Day
In terms of your degree, you will need to work consistently every single day. This way, you make progress as well as retain what you have learned.
The last thing that you want is to forget something because you put off your degree for a week. It’s a waste of time and money unless you commit to daily hours.
Get Help From Friends and Family
You don’t need to do this alone. Ask friends and family for help.
This help could either be to create a series of lunches or dinners with you so you can eat healthy throughout the week. It could also be to help you study or to proofread your work before you submit.
Apply What You Learn to Your Career
A great way to improve your career and to solidify what you have learned is to apply the theory to your career. This way you can see the benefits of your career first-hand, remember the lessons better, and provide a better class to your students.
Time management is key to success in both your career and your degree. Ask for help and rely on the support offered during this time. It won’t be forever, but you cannot expect to work hard for a year and not burn yourself out.
Slow and steady win’s this race.
Krystle Cook – the creator of Home Jobs by MOM – put her psychology degree on a shelf and dived into a pile of diapers and dishes instead. She is a wife and mother to two rambunctious boys, sweating it out in her Texas hometown. She loves cooking, DIY home projects, and family fun activities.