2. Take More Control of Your Time
Online students have too short time and too much to do. Time itself is one one the leading triggers of stress in online students. Knowing how to manage your available time well seat help reduce stress.
Online learning requires you to be above average when it comes to time management skills. If you are currently feeling overwhelmed by your online classes, here are some of the steps that you can take to reduce stress:
Make a task calendar for yourself
After enrolling in an online course, the first thing to do is to create a calendar for all your online classes. After that, you have to map out when your assignments will be due and when you will be sitting on your exams and quizzes. Having a calendar and following it is the only thing that you can do to avoid the last hour rush to complete assignments and prepare for exams. Remember, failing to submit your assignments before their due dates is where failure in an online course starts. Another thing that you can do to avoid the last hour rush on your assignments is starting to work on them as soon as possible. Don’t wait until the last week.
When you are learning online, you have to make sure that your study area is organized. Organize your notebooks, textbooks, and other things on your desk. Doing this can help reduce distractions when you log into your online classes from your computer. If your desk is unorganized, you will be spending hours looking for things like a notebook, pen, or mouse. By keeping your working area organized, you will be able to concentrate on your classes.
Delegate some tasks to others
You need to create time for your online classes. Delegation some tasks that are not related to your learning to your spouse or kids can help create extra time. By doing this, you will have a little more time to work on your coursework.