How To Study With Intense Focus
Going back to college and school is always an exciting time of the year. It gives us an opportunity to start fresh and crush it. Sadly, this endeavor usually ends up the same way any new year resolution ends up - uncompleted. Studying is necessary yet sometimes excruciatingly boring.
Planning and good organization bring a whole new spectrum of color to studying. It makes it interesting, fun, and it provides an incredible sense of accomplishment. If you are having an issue sitting down to study hard, here are a few tips that can help.
Study Space To Study Hard
First of all, the setup and organization of your study space are certainly very important for your study hard sessions and general focus. You are much more likely to study if your desk is clean and organized. The easiest way to achieve this and gain the benefits of a clear space is to reset your space every time you are done with it. This way, your desk will always be inviting as there will be no steps to do before you are ready to go!
Start Small To Get Started
Some tasks seem very intimidating at first glance because of their length. Writing a whole essay in one sitting is always a very big bite to swallow. This is why it is important to break up your big assignments into smaller ones. Therefore, this way it won't be as hard to begin writing, because we all know that getting started is the hardest part. Use your planner to write down everything that has to be done, and prioritize.
Take A Break To Avoid Distractions
Similarly, this tip goes in line with the previous one - it is extremely hard to finish something in one sitting without getting distracted. Using the "Pomodoro Technique" helps us overcome this issue. For some of us, time is our biggest enemy. This is where Pomodoro (Tomato) comes in. You can use any timer for this. Set it to 25 minutes, and when it goes off, take a 5 minute break. Keep a notebook next to you and write down everything that comes to your mind and tries to distract you during the 25 minutes. So, when the timer goes off, feel free to do any of the things you wrote down. Don't let distractions ruin your study hard time.