There are two types of people in the world. The first ones are those who rise with the sun, do a nice big stretch and begin the day with a cup of coffee and a textbook. Then, there are those who have waited till the sun sets, has a quick dinner and cracks open an energy drink while turning their laptop on.
With the constant debate of who studies better, there is no real winner with the early risers and night owls, but, they both do have great qualities that can help you decide which time of day may work best for you.
You wake up and you’re ready to go...after pressing the snooze button 5 times, of course. When you begin studying in the morning, your mind is fresh and awake, therefore it can perform to it’s full potential. You would’ve hopefully had a good night sleep and are ready to conquer the day, so by studying in the morning, you are alert and able to take on your tasks with the right motivation and a positive mindset. Studying in the morning also allows you to use natural light, instead of lamps and night lights, which are better for focussing. It also means you can study in the park, in a cafe or anywhere you like during the daylight!
By getting your studies done in the first half of the day, you can put your feet up and watch that final episode of your favourite show with no worries or distractions. By having that study session done, it won’t be playing on your mind and you can go about the rest of your day feeling less stressed and able to enjoy other activities. With morning study, you can manage the rest of your day for whatever needs to be done and not have that worry in the back of your head that you have to study.
When everyone is tucked in to bed, it’s usually easier to focus and relax when studying. You don’t need to think about what to cook for dinner or if you remembered to pick the kids up from school (hopefully you did!). Social media networks are quieter so there are fewer procrastinations, and things are just quieter when the sun sets. Night time studies allow you to really focus on what you need to get done. Sometimes it’s almost like an invisible deadline is there and you are motivated to get the work done before you allow yourself to get some sleep.
Make use of the day
By putting time aside at night to get your studies done, you’re able to make use of the day and get everything you need to do before the sun goes down. This includes getting those meals ready, working a 9-5 or just running those basic house errands that can end up taking longer than expected. By waking up and getting everything done, your mind will be able to take on all the studying you need to do at night. It'll allow to focus with a clear mind and be content when getting your studies done.
So whether you’re a night owl or an early riser, by finding the right time to study, you’ll be able to figure out what works best and be able to get more done. There really is no right or wrong time to study. The trick is finding which time of the day works best around your lifestyle, and applying that so your able to work efficiently with the least amount of stress and distractions.
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