Waking up to the sound of your alarm clock is hard, knowing it's for you to get up and study is even harder! How dare you try to leave the soft, fluffy cocoon of warm that you spent all night creating! As you build the strength to part ways from your bed, the fact that you have to study becomes real, but so does the fact that the Bold and the Beautiful re-run is on in 5 minutes. So, how do you pull yourself away from the TV and towards your laptop?
These tips will help you organise your home studies in a much more effective way.
Tip 1: Treat the Day Like A Day At Work
It's easy to roll over, grab your laptop and begin working from the comfort of your bed. But, when you do this, how long is it until you actually start your studying? A quick Facebook check turns into an hour of procrastination, and next thing you know, you've commented on John's event post and pulled the covers over your head again.
By making an effort to get up and get ready for the day, you put yourself in that mind frame where you know that you have serious work to get done. Simple things like dressing like you're off to work or having a refreshing shower can alert your senses in a way that will make you work more efficiently.
Taking regular breaks is important, restricting interaction with your technology & social media will also set a fresh and focused headspace. Limiting distractions and treating the day as 'work' will be able to understand the importance of getting that work done.
Tip 2: Have A Game Plan
Being disciplined and setting aside time to study is difficult when the clock is your oyster! Often people struggle to complete an online study due to distractions and excuses. With no one forcing you to do your readings, assessments or quizzes. You need to hold yourself accountable.
Your body and mind rely on routine to function correctly. By having a daily structure, you're able tyou'reyour head in the game and follow that game plan. Things like to-do lists and weekly schedules can all help you study effectively so that you're able tyou're when your brain is the most alert and efficient. By finding out which time of the day your mind is the most focused, you're able tyou'remore done and use your brain to its full potential. A study plan also eliminates any confusion that you may feel, as it gives you a sense of direction and organisation towards your end study goal.
Tip 3: Creating An Environment
An office space that separates your day to day from your learning screams focus. By separating your study and home life, you'll be able to you'lltrate and get more done. Having a specific area in the house where you can study will make sure that you're free from dyou'retions and put in in the right headspace. Simple things like getting rid of clutter and tidying up can also tidy your mind. Not only will you feel motivated, but you'll be surprised at how much work you'll get done!
We hope with these essential tips, not only will you be able to study efficientyou'llt you’llyou'llle to find your study groove! The key is finding what works best for you, so, studying at home can be more efficient than at the office IF you apply yourself.
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