Your study session outcomes greatly depend not only on what and how you study but also on where you do this. Noise in the surrounding, bad lighting, cold room, and other details can be serious obstacles on your way to success. If you want to perform academically well, you should better think of reorganizing your study area. Consider the following tips and tailor your perfect personal space for studying with ease.
A Dedicated Place to Study
The very first step is to find a dedicated place to study at. We all have experience of studying somewhere in the corner using laps as a table, and the results were far from fruitful. You may opt for a library, nearby coffee shop, open lecture rooms, and so on. But if you finally decide to have a designated place at your parental house or rented flat to process your studies, you will see the benefits soon. When you reach that area to get to studying, your brains will switch in study mode, and you will be pleased with the results.
Jared Leder, a head accountant in a pharmacy company, recalls his student years, ‘I remember asking my cousin to help me with my math homework when he came to visit us during the winter holidays. After we talked a little, I understood that I didn’t have any issues with math but I had no place for proper concentration and studies. Since then I have created my quiet corner with a perfectly suitable interior for thinking and focusing. It is my secret of success now.’
Necessary Comfort Level
Apart from ‘study mode,’ you need to feel comfortable when you enter your study area. Both your chair and desk are to be ergonomic and cozy enough to add to your productivity level. But it shouldn’t make you fall asleep during a study session. Both comfort level and positive mood may be added with some inspiring posters and printed-out quotes, or you can put some framed family photos on the table. As long as it makes you study better but not works as a distraction, it is a necessary interior element in your study area.
Easy Access to Necessities
Obviously, as a place to study, it needs to have all the necessities for your fruitful study session. Every time before you set to work on your project or homework assignment, check whether you have everything necessary. This means you won’t get distracted in the process of fetching a pen or paper. Review the list of things you may need:
- Writing and erasing utensils
- Extra subject-related items (calculator, tables, etc.)
Remember that you don’t need to keep everything on your worktop, not to keep it too crammed, or it can slow down the study process. Keep things at a reachable distance or neatly ordered in the drawers and cupboards beside you.
The room lighting can work both as an obstacle and a helpful element in your study session. Resen research proves that daily light works in favor of fruitful study sessions. So, aim to study as long as it is light outsight. If you need to study in the dark time of the day, you’d better think of proper room lighting in advance. If you have to read from a textbook and write in hand, you should better get a table lamp placed either right behind your back or not high above the worktop. Avoid having light pointed in your face; it will only distract and irritate you. Try out warm and cold light colors to decide which one suits you better as well.
Music in the Background
Some people cannot work without music, claiming it gives them pace and inspiration to follow. At the same time, others get easily distracted with lyrics and familiar motifs. It depends on a person. So, if you need music to study better, get it. But better opt for some classical and other lyric-free melodies. Another good thing is headphones, which will work as the wall from the outer world to keep you entirely concentrated on a study process.
Enough fresh air in the room helps your brains function better. So, care to air your room regularly and add several green plants to your interior. Plants will clean the air and add a peaceful atmosphere with green colors to your study area. You are advised to select a plant that is easy to look after so that it will add you more benefits but not extra gardening issues.
Healthy Snacks at Hand
Your physical state is important when you get to study. In case you need to nurture your brain and body during your study session, care to have a box of healthy snacks to avoid long distracting trips to the kitchen. Remember, no junk food, no added sugars, no energetic drinks. Fetch some water, sugar-free chocolate, granola bars, and fresh and dried fruits. They will make healthy snacks, keep you concentrated and energized enough to cover long study sessions.
Organize your room in a way that nothing can distract you. This means you will have fewer reasons to zone out and procrastinate. Look through the tips to eliminate common distractions:
- Your smartphone
- Unnecessary tabs
- Video games
- Other people
The list can be modified and prolonged up to your preferences and inclinations. Your task is to make sure that nothing will keep you away from learning until you are done.
Take your time to organize an inspiring and comfortable place for studying. Think of necessary items, get rid of distractions, keep the place clean and fresh, make yourself comfortable to a wise extent, and never get to study with an empty stomach. The key secret of your study session will be your positive approach. So, do everything to refurbish your study area in a way it will inspire you to succeed academically and personally every time you enter it.