It might have been difficult for you to focus on your studies because of the lack of way many things. As we miss interacting with our friends and teachers and discuss things with them. So I am here to help you find your way to productivity while studying from home. So let’s start.
Are you struggling to be productive while studying online? This unexpected situation is not easy for anyone. We each have to create a new temporary lifestyle! Here are a few tips from Jayshree to help you make the most of your time at home.
Create a designated study area
It is important to separate your studying and leisure spaces to avoid distractions. Your ideal studying area should be quiet, organized, free from distractions and comfortable: so avoid studying in your bed as you might be tempted to take a nap!
Well as we all know that if you have siblings, then you can’t get a peaceful place to study so we have to remove the distractions from that I mean you have to put on your earbuds, it may sound weird to some of you, but if you want to study and have a productive day, then you must give it a try. Let’s move on to the second point.
Manage your time
Create a plan to help you organize your time and keep track of your daily tasks. You’ll be more effective and feel in control of your day. Scheduling breaks is also helpful. Consider separating study subjects with breaks to help you focus.
From this point, I want to say that you have to schedule your study breaks according to your subjects like if you’re taking French and you’re just going through some notes you might not need a break from it, but if you’re studying history and making notes and reweaving the whole chapter you must take a break.
Prioritize your daily tasks to achieve
At the end of the day, make sure your tasks have been carried out, and if they haven’t, put them back on your to-do list. Carry them out on the next day according to their priority, but try not to fall behind!
So I think making a to-do list of your tasks that has to be completed makes a big difference in our daily lives. So I would recommend you to make a to-do list every day but don’t let yourself procrastinate with your work.
Be ready with questions
Keep track of each topic covered and prepare specific questions if needed. You may want to ask your teacher to clarify any unclear points during live sessions or in discussion forums.
It’s the most important thing I’ve noticed in my school year, back I hesitated a lot of times to ask a question about any topic to my teacher and classmates and that made me very down in examinations so don’t be afraid to ask questions.
Striking a task off your to-do list is satisfying on its own, but when you finish a task, consider rewarding yourself with something you enjoy to keep yourself motivated!
Stay connected with your peers and teachers
Human connections are essential, so it’s important to create a support network to stay in touch with others. There are many ways to stay in contact virtually. For instance, you can attend virtual classrooms, take part in discussions boards, or organize a videoconference with your peers, for group work, a study circle, or just to hang out and decompress.
Create your routine
If you’re not used to this study from home situation, it’s critical to establish a routine. For instance, set an alarm, wake up, and get dressed to get yourself into a productive mood. Treat your day like any other, whether you’re going to school or not.
Human behaviour is largely a function of learned habits. To build a new routine, you need to start by forming new habits which will help your brain switch to automatic mode. Based on various studies, it often takes around 21 days to form a habit, so start now! The situation around the coronavirus requires a high-level adaption. It is indeed challenging, but it’s an opportunity for you to learn and practice self-discipline which is a critical skill to have in life.
Avoid Your Bed At All Costs
Most students have fallen prey to this sneaky trap. We get tired in the middle of the day from being productive in the morning. We think we can take a small nap break. The next thing we know, we’ve slept most of the afternoon away and then wake up not wanting to do any more studying. It is so easy to do, and it can ruin what could have been a very effective study day.
So, as a general rule, when you’re trying to study, avoid your bed as much as you can. Try to study in a chair or at a desk, where you have to sit up and pay attention. If you let yourself lie down or try to study in bed, you are guaranteed to feel sleepier and not be as productive. If you don’t have any other space to study, try to sit on your bed a different way, away from your pillows, so you’re less tempted to fall asleep.
Form Virtual Study Groups
Who says that study groups need to be in person? In this day and age, with technologies like Zoom, Skype, FaceTime, or just a plain phone call, you can connect with your classmates from the comfort of your home and help each other learn just as if you were together in class.
There are several benefits to virtual study groups. Some video conferencing platforms allow you to record your meetings, so you can look back on the study session you and your peers had if you ever forget what was said. You can also mute yourself whenever you need to so that you can multitask if needed.
Finally, the home environment seems far less lonely and maybe even more fun when you have students like you to talk to you and compare notes with.
If you think it’ll help your productivity, try to connect with some friends and form a virtual study group. Even if you don’t get as much out of it academically, it may be beneficial for your mental health while you’re studying at home.