5 fab ways to bring learning into your life



Learning a new skill is a great way to add some direction and excitement into your life.

 

But with jobs to work, families to look after and friends to see, finding the time can be challenging.

 

However, where there’s a will, there’s a way – so let’s look at five fab ways you can bring learning into your life.

 

  1. Evening classes

 

If you’re working 9 to 5 or have other daytime commitments, an evening class is a convenient option.

 

Sure, it might seem like a burden at the end of a long day, but if you pick something you’re genuinely interested in, you’ll be excited and motivated too.

 

Whether you’re looking for a recreational salsa class or vocational digital marketing course, there’s probably an evening class that fits the bill – so do some research.

 

  1. Apps

 

Apps are excellent platforms for developing fun and interesting new skills. Not only do they allow you to fit learning around other life commitments, they also enable you to learn on the move, using your phone or tablet.

 

This Productivity Bytes article on 10 of the best apps for learning a new skill will give you an idea of the range of skills apps can enhance.

 

  1. Tutoring

 

Hiring a tutor is a good option if you’re someone who values face-to-face contact with a teacher. It’s also ideal if you’re looking for additional support for your current studies.

 

In a one-on-one learning environment, the focus is firmly on you and your needs – so you’ll learn a lot more than you ever would in a crowded classroom.

 

If you think a tutor might help, head to a tutoring site like Tutor Fair and find your learning guru.

 

  1. Online courses

 

The internet is full of brilliant places where you can enroll on online skills courses.

 

For starters, you’ll find a huge amount of content covering everything from fitness to astrophysics on YouTube. Some videos are better than others, so take time to separate the wheat from the chaff.

 

Alternatively, if you’re happy to pay for your learning, consider subscribing to an online learning site such as Lynda. You’ll be able to learn business, software, tech and creative skills from industry experts and it’s a great place to develop basic knowledge before moving on to formal study.

 

  1. Distance Learning

 

All learning is worthwhile, but if you’re looking for the crème de la crème of qualifications, studying for a degree with an online course provider like Anglia Ruskin is a brilliant idea.

 

A distance degree holds the same value as a traditional degree but the main difference is the degree of flexibility afforded to learners – you can study whenever, from wherever.

 

Imagine sitting in your garden on a sunny Saturday, sipping on a lemonade whilst working your way through an online module or two – it sounds so pleasant and stress-free.

 

There are so many ways to fit learning into your life without causing major disruptions. So choose your subject, find a course and get cracking!

 

That’s our list! Share your favourite learning routes in the comments section.