Most of your studying and learning activities occur right outside of your classroom. Hence, creating the perfect study environment is an absolute MUST for you in case you really want to up the level of your productivity. The following tips can help.
1. Eliminate all possible distractions
If you have something that you need to get done within a designated amount of time, you must strive hard to eliminate all possible distractions in the best possible manner.
Here’s what you should do:
- Do not keep your phone inside the room. In case you do, make sure you put it to “silent” and put it in the least-distracting corner of your room; one that’s not easily visible to you in any possible manner.
- Try not to have your personal computer near your study space. It can get distracting in certain circumstances.
- Remove clutter from your desk. A cluttered desk is distracting indeed.
2. Choose a healthy seating arrangement and maintain a healthy body posture
When setting up a productive study area, many students tend to focus more on style over functionality. If you are one among them nursing the same belief, you need to change this approach ASAP, especially when seating arrangement is considered of the lot.
Always stress more on a healthy seating arrangement. And don’t forget to maintain the correct posture to maximize productivity in the long run. Here’s what healthy sitting posture might look like:
- Sit up with your back straight and shoulders back.
- Distribute the weight of your body evenly on both hips.
- Bend your knees at a right angle.
- Keep both of your feet flat on the floor.
- And lastly, do not sit in the same position for more than thirty minutes. It will do you more harm than good in the long run.
Diagrammatic illustration of a healthy sitting posture
3. Personalize your study space
Fill your study space with motivational photographs to keep yourself motivated throughout your reparation. You can use things like family photographs, iconic quotes, paintings, gorgeous landscape photographs, etc. to get your creative juices flowing for good.
You may also add a bit of greenery (like a money plant or something similar) to your study space to decrease your math stress.
4. Write down your study routine on paper and stick it in an easily viewable spot
Work hard. Work smart. A smart study routine can definitely help in that.
So create a realistic study routine of your own on a piece of paper complete with the subjects that you can study on a single day with short breaks in between (to amp up the level of productivity). And then pin it on a board or put it below a glass which should be placed right on your study table.
You may also choose to stick the paper to different spots in your room but just make sure that it’s noticeable enough from your chair.
5. Fill up your study space with natural light
Natural light can be an excellent way of increasing productivity, on the whole. It is a commonly known fact that natural light plays a heavy hand in increasing alertness and happiness in individuals, which, in turn, can directly and positively affect the level of productivity.
So why don’t you take ample measures to fill up your study space with natural light? Even the tiniest ray of light can make all the differences in the world for good.
6. Put up a “no disturbance” sign on the door at the time of your studies
Okay, now we are quite sure that the following things have actually happened to you before, especially at the time of your studies:
- Your mother came in to ask you about your day.
- Your younger brother barged in with his homework.
- Your friend dropped in for a chat.
Now, these are distractions indeed that have to be kept at bay at all possible cost (especially at the time of your exams). A “no disturbance” sign on the door can help.
So that’s basically it. We hope you found the article handy for your math preparation. With that, we’ll bring this article to an end for now. Hope you had a great read.
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