5 eLearning Productivity Tips To Get The Most Out Of Your Time

How To Be More Productive When Taking Up An eLearning Course? These eLearning Productivity Tips Will Help You

Managing your time effectively can help you find time to study more and to learn better. From a lack of motivation, low energy levels, poor focus to a busy schedule, there are a myriad of things that can stand in the way of being efficient with your time and energy. However, there are some eLearning productivity tips that can help you get the most out of your time.

1. Find Out When You Are Most Alert/Productive And Schedule Tasks Accordingly

Irrespective of the fact that you are a morning person or a night owl, we all have that time in a day when we are at our best and brightest. Find out when you are at your peak, and (try to) schedule all the onerous tasks during that frame of time.

If you are not sure, try working at a task in the morning for about two weeks. Then find yourself a similar task and work on it at night for another two weeks and so on. Keep a tab on your performance at different times of the day.

Know yourself

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This is actually the secret of ultra productive people. They tackle the hardest tasks when their minds are fresh, which is usually before lunch, and schedule meetings in the afternoon.

2. Learn To Say ‘No’ More Often

Saying yes to everyone may the apple of everyone’s eye but the habit will jeopardize your productivity. It is no different with your eLearning projects.

If you take up every project and then on top of it you have an eLearning course to pursue, you will be stretched too thin. It is as simple as understanding the fact that ‘Not everything is important at the same time’. When you are pulled in too many directions, you cannot focus on the task at hand. The result: You miss deadlines and the quality of your work suffers.

Learn to value your time. Become aware of your capabilities. Then tell yourself it is okay to say no and pass up a project, rather than take it up and complete the task half-heartedly and then fail to deliver to a high standard results.

3. Make Technology Your Best Friend

Make technology your best friend

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If it surrounds us why not use it. The various apps that lets you manage your time, track your progress, schedule and organize your tasks, and remind you with alerts and notifications that you are lagging behind can be ultimate tools to tap the available time to the best of use.

4. One Thing At A Time

You'd be tempting to multitask in order to achieve more but if you are trying to learn something new, it becomes counter productive. Instead you should strive to focus on the task at hand.

Cut out interruptions, set up a nice dedicated working environment, and seek to increase your focus by using techniques like the pomodoro technique or by meditating regularly.

5. Take More Breaks

The human mind is probably the most powerful machine that can exist at this point of time. However there is one crucial factor, that differentiates the human brain from any human made machine and that is taking rest. We need to rest and take a break to reset our thought process and get to our best self.

Take more breaks

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So taking too much pressure and getting into an eLearning course soon after your work hours seems to be bad idea. Instead play an instrument, listen to song, talk to friends, take a power nap or go for a nature walk. The idea is to freshen up and get into the learning mode with high focus levels. My personal advice would be to stay away from laptops and mobile phones during breaks to make sure your eyes also call it a resting moment.

“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellent, intelligent planning, and focused effort.”

These words by Paul J. Meyer, a globally renowned success and motivation coach, will always remind you that productivity is not in the genes. You have it in you to become more productive. You simply need to take a more conscious approach to time management to see better results.

Happy learning!