A thorough self-assessment can help you plan the best way to approach your online studies. Do you work better in the morning or at night? Do you like music while you work, or silence? Can you work at home without distractions or do you need to find a library or coffee shop where you can work? How's your back? Have you had your eyes checked recently? Assess your health, comfort level and emotional needs before you begin planning where, when and how you will work. Then, construct an online study plan that takes all those things into account. If you're not working against yourself, you'll be more motivated in the long run.