Put your phone on silent mode and place it at the other end of the room.
Turn off your Internet access.
Take a deep breath when you are about to get distracted.
Ask people to give you privacy
Get eight hours of sleep every night.
Use a tool like Asana.com to help you prioritize your tasks.
Where Should I Study?
Find a place you feel comfortable.
Somewhere you can put away distractions and focus on what you need to get done.
Find a place that allows you to have space for all of your study materials.
Avoid choosing high traffic, high noise, and high activity areas for studying.
Try These Tips!
Put away your phone and set a timer for how long you should study.Try studying for 50 minutes and then reward yourself with 10 minutes of screen time.
Go to a quiet place where you can eliminate distractions.
Set goals for yourself to meet while you study and reward yourself as you meet them.
Organize what needs to be done and set your priorities based on what must be completed first and for which class.
Use 2 sources of lighting, like an overhead light and a desk lamp. Poor lighting causes your eyes to tire quicker.
Conquer the Distractions!
Make a plan. - Break big assignments into smaller segments and have a set time to work on them.
Just say no. - Say no to anyone who want to divert your attention. Life is about making choices; choosing will sometimes require the use of the word "No."
"No need" method. - Minor noises or movement during study time? Tell yourself, "There's no need to look up."
Develop a "Tick Mark" system. Keep track of distractions by making a tick mark each time you are distracted. Try to reduce the number of tick marks each time you study.
Make a To Do List. - If urgent tasks constantly resurface in your mind, write them on a To Do list for later so you no longer have to remember them.
Use a "Worry Pad." - Write down your worries on a note pad with the intention of looking at them when you are finished studying. With your conscience clear, you can get back to business of concentrating.
Try positive self-talk. - I will remember this! I can stay focused for the next 30 minutes! Expressions of confidence, determination, and control has been proven to increase concentration and motivation, as well as reduce stress and procrastination.