Hello Everybody! Recently I have had so much work at school, I have hardly had time to do anything but study! It’s has been a crazy last couple of weeks with non-stop study and also, for me, catching up on work I missed whilst I was ill. So in the past weeks I have really focused on my time management. Personally, I am a person who stresses about everything and lives off planners to keep everything under control. Honestly, if I have work to do, I can’t sleep until I make a list and know that I have a scheduled time to do all the work in. So today, I am going to share my time management and study tips with you guys.
1. Work In A Tidy Environment
It is very important to keep your work area clean. From personal experience, I know that having a messy desk distracts me from my work because I am to busy staring at the mess in front if me . So make sure before you set down to do your work, you clean the area in which you’ll be working in. Then you can minimise your distractions.
2. Turn Your Phone On Silent
Now, I know most people recommend turning your phone off or putting it on the other side of your room- so it doesn’t distract you during your studies. But honestly that ain’t gonna work for me. And personally, my phone isn’t a huge distraction for me whilst I’m studying. I know I have to study, so I don’t play on it for hours. But to prevent any distractions, I put my phone on silent then turn it face down- so I don’t see any notifications pop up. I often have notes on my phone, so I do need it close for my studies anyway. If this way is going to create to much temptation- then turn your phone off or put it away so it isn’t close by.
3. Block Out Noise
When I study, what’s going on around me is a huge distraction. I can hear my family outside my bedroom door and there fore, I can’t focus on my work. So to prevent this, I put my headphones in and play my music. Normally my music is pretty loud when I study- but for me this is perfect and helps me focus. If music is too much of a distraction for you, I suggest just putting headphones in your ears. They will block out outer noise, and create a softer environment. You can even play some soft relaxation music, to de-stress whilst studying.
4. Take Breaks
If I don’t take 30 minute- hourly breaks while I’m studying, I loose focus completely. When I start to feel unfocused or tired, I take either a food or rest break. I’ll have a energy snack (I love eating Almonds) or just take a rest on the couch or in bed for 20 minutes. This allows my body to reset and re-energise so I can absorb as much information as possible.
5. Pick A Good Time To Study
It is really important to know when your strong times are throughout the day, so you can do your most productive work. Personally, my most productive times are early in the morning (5am-7am) or straight after school (4pm-7pm). Now, I am a huge sleeper inner, and having to wake up early for study, is the worst. But I know I am going to get heaps of work done, so it’s worth it. I find after 8pm at night, I am too tired and have trouble focusing. So all my study is put away and I chill till about 8:30- 9:00 then go to bed.
6. Plan Out All Your Work
I am a huge lover of Planners. I have a Planner that sits on my desk, that I write everything I need to do out on it. This helps with my time management- because I know what I have to get done. And nothing helps stress disappear better then completing a list, ticking everything off and throwing it out. I mainly just write out the things I have to do. But sometimes I will allocate times to do certain things- I do this more when I have more study then usual. Planners are a huge helper when it comes to study. And I highly recommend using them.
7. Don’t Forget To Sleep
I know when you have a huge work load, sleep can be something that is forgotten about. But it is so important! You have to sleep when studying because it gives your brain time to reset and absorb the information you have just revised. Don’t forget to switch everything off at night and get a good amount of shut eye.
That’s all for today guys. Hope you all enjoyed these tips that hopefully will help you with your studies.
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