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Studying at home can be the perfect sanctuary for learning if you follow some basic guidelines to ensure you are set up for success.

1. Make sure you are well rested and well fed

Nothing is better than a good night’s sleep. It ensures your brain is refreshed, alert and motivated.

Keep healthy snacks and drinks close by so you wont be tempted to grab the easy option of junk food if you get stressed. The bigger the bottle of water on your desk, the better!!!

2. Have your own space for study

Whether it be the kitchen table or a designated study, make sure your space is clear and organised. Based on my experience, your BED is not the ideal space for study (although it does help tick point 1 off the list).

3. Designate time for study

Using a calendar and alarms may help. Don’t forget to share your study plans with those who need to know. It serves no purpose ‘thinking’ that you partner can look after the kids whilst you study if they don’t know this was your intention.

It could also mean blocking time out of your work calendar so colleagues don’t book meetings or throw projects upon you when they can see you are studying. Communication and support is the key here.


If you would like to study online, check out the range of courses ISM has. You can also call us on 1300 200 705 to chat with our lovely team about your options


Tags: #learning, #study, #online learning, #studyathome

Melissa Brugman

Mel has been working at ISM since 2012. During this time she has covered numerous roles and has now landed herself (comfortably) into Marketing. Mel has a strong interest in the Australian financial services sector with a background in Financial Planning Operations and working in a UK Ratings agency.

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