Although having a stable daily routine is generally a good thing, it’s easy to find yourself feeling stuck in a rut. Going from bed to work to the couch and back to bed again every day certainly isn’t the healthiest or most interesting lifestyle. Luckily for you, we’ve got just the ticket to help inspire you to throw your bad habits, routines and bed slippers out the window. It’s never too late to start learning something new, so why not start by taking an online course?
How much money are you willing to pay?
The cost of each course will vary depending on the subject and qualifications offered, so have an ideal number in your head of how much you’re willing to pay. One huge benefit of learning online is that it is usually a cheaper option, once tuition fees and travelling costs are considered. Keep in mind that certain online course providers will let you pay for the course in instalments, or offer advice as to whether you are eligible for a discount, loan or grant. So, it is well worth asking before running yourself into great deals of student debt or giving up on the course all together.
What kind of thinker are you?
Psychological theory states that most people are either right- or left-brain dominant. Each side of the brain controls different kinds of thinking, and lefties tend to be more logical, analytical, and objective, while people who are right-brained are said to be more intuitive, thoughtful, and subjective. The kind of course you decide to take may be gauged more specifically to either side.
What kind of learner are you?
Every individual learns in a different way, and before you sign up for a course, it’s good to know what kind of learning style you’re most comfortable with. Are you a hands-on learner? Need to see things in order to understand them? Wish that someone would explain things to you verbally? Once you know how you learn, the possibilities are endless.
How much free time do you have?
Before you embark on a course, make sure you understand how much time it will require in full – including online lectures, homework, research, and projects. In the end, time can be more valuable than money. Be sure you won’t have too much on your plate before enrolling.
And, lastly but most importantly, what are you most passionate about?
Browse through our selection of online courses and wait until something really pops out to you. The best mantra we’ve heard to date is – do what you love. If you don’t care about what you’re learning about, not only will you not have fun, but you won’t learn as much. Make sure that you’re learning with both your head and your heart.
Molly is a student at London College of Fashion, and is our current editorial intern. Her passions lie in writing, running, and eating peanut butter straight from the jar. She loves to learn (almost as much as she loves her dog), so she’s devoted to providing you with the best information on courses to help you become a better you.