There are lots of people who decide to go back to school later in life. Most of these individuals do so in order to start again on a different career path. Many return to education just so they can add some new skills or experience to their resume and improve their current career situation. Whatever your own reason for returning to school might be, you could hit the same roadblock that many others do as well – studying can be very expensive and you might have to do it alongside your full-time job. When you think about it, you might think that you will have no time for all the studying and assessments that you need to carry out.
But a lack of time shouldn’t be the reason why you don’t study for whatever it is you want to achieve. In fact, there are plenty of ways you can make time for studies. Here are a few great ideas.
See If Work Offers Assistance
Some companies are great at encouraging their employees to take part in extra education outside of work. That’s because they know it can help them develop as individuals and can also be beneficial in the workplace. If your company is as encouraging as this, then you might find that they are very accommodating and will help you fit in your studies. For instance, they might let you finish an hour earlier on some days so that you can fit in an extra hour of studying at home.
Consider Going Freelance
If your company isn’t too accommodating when it comes to your studies, you might want to consider becoming a freelancer. That way, you can work however much you want and at times to suit you. So, you get the chance to put your studies first!
Look For Online Courses
These days, there are lots of universities and colleges that offer courses that are all online. That means you are free to do them all from the comfort of your own home if you want. If you check the website for USC, you can see an example of one such college. This also saves you a lot of time through the day as you won’t have to travel to and from the college for lectures and classes. You just need to sit down at your table or on your sofa and then log in to your online profile so you can watch the latest webinar!
Create A Schedule For Your Free Time
It’s a good idea to write up a schedule for any free time you have in the evenings and at the weekends. Once you have broken up this time into hour-long slots, you can add in everything that you already have planned. So, for instance, you will want to add an hour for preparing dinner each evening and maybe a couple of hours at the weekends for your chores. Then you will be able to see how much spare time you have, and you can then add your studies into these blocks.
Good luck with your studies!
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