You might be a freshman or just a student facing exams. In any of the cases, you’ll look for ways to focus better when studying, and therefore have better grades.
Simply put, you have no idea how easy it is to focus on studying. But easier than that is to stray off the beaten path and let your mind wander to a dozen other things that won’t help you study at all.
When searching for ways to focus better while studying, one must take into consideration their personal preferences, as well as the results of studies that focus on the ways a student might learn in a better way.
So, in the following paragraphs, we’ll introduce you to some easy tips that will help any student focus when studying.
Goals and Timetable
First of all, before taking into account all of the other ways to focus better, you have to come up with a study plan as well as a timetable. You already have the University’s timetable, let’s say, to respect – now you have to build a timetable for when you are studying.
Having goals for each period of study and a timetable set in stone will help you manage your time better, and ultimately focus better while studying – because you already know what you will be doing, so there’s no need to panic.
Panic at the Disco
Speaking of panic – you shouldn’t worry or get afraid. Even if the amount of study material exceeds your expectations, you shouldn’t get stressed and keep it up with your study plan.
Divide the materials accordingly and focus on small parts of each one. Don’t try to assimilate all of the information in one day. Also, stay away from the disco. Your friends might ask you out and if that interferes with your plan, you should say no and focus on studying.
Grab them Snacks!
Let’s say you have a large volume of information, compiled in one big book. Your best way to focus while studying, in this case, is to go to the nearest store, grab your favorite snacks and place them between the pages of your study material – at considerate intervals.
Of course, don’t just grab one when you feel like taking a break. The snack will be accessed only when you reach the page it is on. This is part of the goal-setting aspect. You are not allowed to eat the snack until you’ve studied all of the information that precedes it! This will motivate you and keep you well fed and full of energy.
Stau Hydrated – Not with Coffee though!
Drinking a lot of water will help you stay focused for longer. It will also provide you with the much-needed breaks when you’ll have to go to the bathroom. Stick to just water, avoid fizzy drinks and especially caffeine.
Instead of the large amounts of caffeine you are probably used to, you should get up and do some cardio. This will give you a better energy boost that won’t fall off as in the case of caffeine.
Also, according to a study, reaching minimum levels of hydration will decrease the amount of attention you can put into studying. So, stay hydrated!
Enjoy the Good Old Cat Videos in a While!
Yes, this may seem an awful way for you to stay focused while studying. But if you include the occasional funny cat video in your break, you will get the proper mental state for studying.
Staying focused for long periods of time can prove very tiring and difficult. Therefore, in your breaks, you should relax as much as possible – but stick to your plan and don’t extend your breaks too much.
You don’t want to take a break from cat videos to study, right?