How to focus when studying
Many candidates and students worry about their studies. They did not know-how focus on their study well. Their minds and intention are not on a point. These tips will help you study better for your upcoming exams and will get really good grades.
1. Set your study space.
The place your study should be away from distractions, such as TV, and in a quiet place where others in the family don‘t sit and talk or move around. Make sure the lighting is good and table and chair are comfortable. Remove clutter a cluttered desk can make your mind cluttered too. So avoid having everything ……all the books that you have ever used in school ….on the table. Just keep those books you will need that day, according to what have you planned to study.
Do not study on your bed….. It‘s meant for relaxing and sleeping and that‘s the message your brain if you sit and study on it.
2. Organize your study spot.
Have everything you need to study with you….. All books and stationeries should be within your reach. If you get up to something, you will lose focus.
3. Turn it off.
Turn off electronic devices like computers, cell phones, and other gadgets. Only use your computer if you need it for your studies, otherwise, you will be tempted to stray and start browsing. Even if it is for a few minutes, it will shift your focus away. Did you know that there are self Restraint, Self-control and think that can keep you away from the websites and software that are difficult to resist? If you can, block Facebook, at least for a few hours, not for days.
4. Clarify objectives.
Know how much syllabus has to cover and in how much time, Go thought the exam syllabus and truthfully decide which subjects need more attention, maybe because of the lengthy course or because it is difficult and requires a lot of learning. Then set objectives that should be included how much time you will give to which subject, which topics you will do in which order and makes sure there is time for revision.
Once you have set a clear goal, you will be in a better position to focus on it and attain it.
5. Tackle the difficult part first.
Your power of concentration is higher at the beginning of your study session. Do the most critical and challenging topics and first then move on to the easier ones. If you do the easier tasks first, you will be thinking and stressing about the harder ones the whole time, reducing your productivity and ability to focus.
Sometimes the least desirable part of an assignment may be time-consuming and it could drain/kill all your available time. So try to limit your time and self-supervised to move on to easier matters, if absolutely necessary.
6. Break it up.
Study for say one hour then take a five-minute break. This will help your brain recharge. But don‘t over-do the brake. The brake can mean anything moving around, having a little snack, or just closing your eyes and relaxing.
7. Give in to temptation.
You can break in a useful way by giving in to the temptation that is really making you lose focus while studying. And by temptation I mean things like Face book, messages, phone, etc. just get it out of your system so that you can relax and get back to studying without your mind wondering if your friends messaged you or not.
I know this is just the opposite of what I advocated earlier, but let‘s be practical, social media and phone addiction are really distracting and cannot be controlled in a day. So rather than wasting hours wondering about them while you should be focusing on learning to check them out and kick out thoughts to concentrate on the next study session. Ultimately you‘ll be able to get more done. But this step should only have flowed when blocking yourself from these distractions is not working.
8. Follow your body clock.
There are certain times of the day when all of us are super-charged and when we are low. It‘s due to our body clock that has its own way of working and different people have different peak energy times. Some people learn best early in the morning and can‘t keep their eyes late in the night, in fact, all night. Whichever is yours, listen to your body and study during that time.
9. Sleep well.
You need to have enough sleep each day. No concentration tips and tricks are going to work on a tired body and mind.
10. Eat well.
If you eat healthily, your mind will be healthy too. Fruits, vegetables and dairy products will keep your energy level up and make you fit for any task.
I hope these tips will help you study better for your upcoming exams and will get really good grades.