If you are not interested in something, it’s tough to concentrate on it, especially studies. A lot of people find it challenging to study no matter at what age they open up the book. If the subject does not interest the person, he will find it hard to study. Hence, we are giving some tips for study and how to increase concentration during studying.
(1) Build your ideal study environment:
Find yourself a comfortable study spot. This spot should be very quiet and relaxing as well. If you could find multiple places like this. It will keep you refresh and boost your mood to study.
Eliminate all distraction causing elements during your study period.
- Switch off your phone, or you can keep it on airplane mode.
- Hid your phone or any other device which might disturb you.
- Use noise canceling headphones if it’s noisy or you have a small sibling roaming around.
Arrange all of your textbooks, notebook, water bottles, and laptop charged, etc. So the only thing you need to do is purely focus on learning
(2) Implement these study tips for exams:
- Plan your study timetable. I know most of you already did this and failed miserably. But I would suggest you do something different this time. Plan a few lessons at the start and try to build up as you proceed. This will help you gain confidence and believe in the timetable.
- Study in sessions. Try to break your study time at small intervals. For example, if you can’t study a subject for not more than 60 minutes. Take a short break of 5-10 minutes. But don’t use your phone or browse the internet during the break. Think about anything else.
- Eat, sleep, exercise, and drink (water). Keep your body and mind in a good state of mind. Try to be positive and talk with friends and family in spare time.
- Fit the schedule according to you. If you are not an early riser or like to sleep in the afternoon. Create your schedule according to what fits you and works for you. Everyone is different; hence everyone should have a different plan.
- Leave one day in a week special. Leave one day in a week to do something special, maybe going out for a coffee at your special place or playing a video game or outdoors game. Do something to recharge you and look forward with joy towards that day.
- Concentration is a crucial mental skill. You can control it by triggering certain things in your brain. You can also increase your concentration level by:
- Focusing on the task at hand. You can do this by thinking about the negative consequences of you not studying for the exam. Use that fear as a motivation for learning.
- Don’t try to do multiple things at once. You won’t be able to give to undivided attention to studies while multi-tasking. Your concentration would be less on each task which might bring in errors and more work for you.
- Try to meditate. Meditation is a good study tip before exams. It will bring peace to your brain and train it to increase your concentration skills. Start by doing 10-15 minutes a day and then increase with time.
You can also do certain exercise to build concentration before studying.
- Try to sit still on a chair. This might seem simple at first, but you might become uneasy as time goes by. However, if you can sit still for quite a while, it would be a very good tip for your studies.
- Sit in front of a clock. Sit in an upright position and continuously look at the minute’s hand of the clock. Follow it as it moves and thinks of nothing while doing this. If you could do this successfully for a long time, you would be able to control your subconscious thought and pay attention to the task at hand.
- Sit in an upright position with a high back on a chair. Place a finger on your right nostril and take long breaths as you count till 10. Do this repeatedly for 5-10 minutes, and it works wonders.
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Not all the recommendation will work for everyone, but you need to find the ones which work for you and repeat them on a daily basis to increase your concentration.