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Contrary to what many people think about distance education, online learning is not easy. Despite the awesome perks of having no commute and being able to work at your own pace on your own schedule, distance education requires a LOT of self-discipline, hard work, and motivation.

At Blackstone Career Institute, we want to see all of our students succeed in the classroom and beyond. That’s why we’re 100% committed to providing our students the best online learning environment as possible. Our Student Services team, online discussion boards, and regular emails are here to help guide and motivate you in your distance learning journey.

But as much as we want to see you succeed, you ultimately hold the keys to your destiny. If you’re feeling stuck or our losing faith in your own ability to complete your program, here are some helpful tips to get you moving through your studies with added ease.

Give Yourself Time.

It’s true that distance education can be a real time-saver. No commute, no waitlist, and no waiting for your perpetually late professor to arrive before class can begin. However, you’ll still need to dedicate a significant amount of time to your studies if you want to be successful in your Blackstone program. Setting aside specific blocks of time to work on your studies can help you avoid getting behind. One of the biggest perks of Blackstone’s online programs is that you’re learning at your own pace. So whether its morning or evening, weekdays or weekends, summer or winter – you can decide on a schedule that works best for you!

Give Yourself Space.

In addition to setting aside specific times to work on your studies, it’s also helpful to designate a space where you can focus on your studies without any distractions. Let’s face it. You’re not going to get a whole lot out of your program if you’re constantly being interrupted by ringing phones, screaming children, barking dogs – you get the idea. So do yourself a favor and set up a space where you can shut out the rest of the world and focus on your studies. It can be as traditional as your home office or as non-traditional as a quiet corner booth at your favorite cafe.

Give Yourself Incentive.

Learning a new skill set is hard work and should be rewarded. Don’t be afraid to give yourself a pat on the back every once in a while. Treat yourself to a day away from your studies; indulge in a decadent dessert after you’ve wrapped up an evening study session; or take some of the money you’re saving on tuition and splurge on a special purchase. When it comes to your education, it’s okay to give yourself incentives. Find what motivates you and use it to your advantage.

So, are you ready to get started with your program? Visit our Career Training page to see all of our available programs, and get started today!