Today's post is all about some ways on how you could make the most of your study sessions. The biggest thing you need to remember is that it all depends on what you do to focus! Without further or due, here are a couple of study tips you should consider trying out.
1. Set Goals
Create a to-do list of things you need to do and the deadlines for when you need to get them done by. Display that list somewhere you'll see it every day - your fridge, digitally on your laptop, the screensaver for your phone. Whatever it may be, set goals and try your best to stick to them!
After you've created your to-do list, prioritize by getting all the difficult stuff done first, or the things that need to be done asap . That way, when you know it is out of the way you'll feel more relaxed because you've got the easy stuff left to do.
3. Take Breaks
Take breaks after you've accomplished one task. Instead of completely just neglecting what's left to do, make sure you finish one task, take a break and then move on to the other. If necessary, set an alarm or a reminder on your phone. Don't procrastinate - you're only wasting time that you don't have.
4. Stay off electronics & Social Media
This is a tricky one for sure, because it's pretty difficult NOT to check your phone every 5 seconds, especially when you're doing something like studying. However, reward yourself during your breaks and after you've finished your work so you can properly 'celebrate' without constantly reminding yourself to finish a task.
5. Don't Multitask
Of course multi-tasking is a skill within itself. However, what you should really try to do is focus on one task at hand. That way, it can really be the best version of itself because all of your concentration and effort is going into the project/presentation/study notes you're creating.
6. Improve Your Memory
Ways to improve your memory include playing brain games (memory tests, puzzles, Sudoku, word searches etc, whatever floats your boat) but, plot twist, set a time limit. It may sound a little lame, but it definitely helps strengthen your reflexes and you learn how to be more efficient as you become more aware of the time you actually have. That's the thing with deadlines, you need to meet them, but you often think you have more time than you actually do.
Until next time,