After what felt like endless years of school, I can imagine it's tough to force yourself to sit down and learn more things. Without the assistance of a scary-looking teacher peeking over your shoulder, that is.

How about I make it a bit easier for you?

These 10 free online classes are not only fun, but they'll take you less than a week--if not less than an hour--to start and finish, meaning you can improve your life that much faster.



You had me at the title. If you're striving to find more excitement in your career and life, this short course is the perfect way to get yourself in the mindset for success.

Requirements? A desire to be happier.

Length: One hour/17 lectures



Tackle this very tricky (but important) task of promoting yourself online with a step-by-step process and real-life examples for inspiration.

Length: 50 minutes/10 videos



Learning about time management stresses us out when we think we're losing, well, time. Lucky for you, this class is only half an hour--and covers a heck of a lot.

Length: 37 minutes/12 lectures

4. Make Your Own 2048, Udacity



Kick-start your coding career with this simple--but fun--class on the basics of HTML, CSS, and Javascript. And if you're a big fan of the game "2048," you'll get to make your own version by the end!

Length: One day



If just the idea of personal finance overwhelms you, it shouldn't. It's super easy to save and spend wisely--and this course will teach you the basics to smart money.

Length: One hour/17 lectures



If you don't have all day to get creative, how about 10 minutes? That's all you'll really need to finish this super-short class on innovation and creative thinking.

Length: 11 minutes/two videos



Interested in taking up writing as a side hobby? Learn how to pick out stories from your life and put them down on paper in an effective way, and you're halfway there to writing a book (or, at least a blog post or two).

Length: 50 minutes/six lectures



Shooting awesome video doesn't require you to run out and buy a thousand-dollar camera--and this class is proof. Bring your story to life, impress your colleagues, or just pick up some cool video techniques in under an hour.

Length: 52 minutes/11 videos



Reaping the benefits of mindfulness and meditation is just a click away. And it (literally) sounds fun--that is, it'll use the noises of nature to get you in the zone (or Zen).

Length: 52 minutes/14 lectures



Those first few hours of the day are essential if you want to be productive the rest of the day. Know how to optimize your mornings with these seven simple habits.

Length: 13 minutes/nine videos



If you sign up for one of these classes, bookmark this article: How to List Online Courses on Your Résumé the Right Way. Because why not boost your career in the process of become more skilled?

Oh, and while we're on the topic of more skilled, have you checked out our other recommended courses? Don't want to brag, but they're all pretty great.

--This post originally appeared on the Muse.

Published on: Jun 2, 2017