Life and Health

Students have many life responsibilities, including school, work, family and fun.  Although it is possible to balance all your responsibilities on your own, you may benefit from tips, tricks and techniques that work for others.

  • Time Management. You must manage time in order to be successful in an online course.  To be an effective time manager try these techniques: understand what is expected from each instructor and course, track due dates, create your own deadlines, prioritize your coursework, learn to say “no” to distractions, avoid procrastination and ask for help when needed.
  • Stress Management. Some stress while pursuing your online degree is likely.  Understanding common types of stress and identifying them can help you to manage your stress.  Stress is commonly caused worry about the number of things you need to do, concern for the future, distress about circumstance you have no control over and unease about interacting with a person or group.  See the mind tools stress management link below for how to deal with each one.
  • Mental Health. Students often face pressure stemming from their multiple responsibilities. Maintaining good mental health is important.
  • Work/Life Balance. Balancing all of life’s responsibilities is challenging, yet possible.  Find ways to relieve stress, set realistic expectations for yourself, understand the importance of a healthy lifestyle and use your support system to achieve balance. 

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 Helpful Tools:

Time Management   Stress Management   Mental Health   Work/Life Balance

References:

https://www.elearners.com/education-resources/online-learning/time-management-for-online-learners/

https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/albrecht-stress.htm

http://jhsap.org/self_help_resources/school-life_balance/index.html