“Your life is controlled by what you focus on.”
Ever experienced a situation where you are trying hard to focus while you study but with so much going on in your mind that you end up gaining nothing? Well, with the advent of technology and in this era of gadgets, it has become much easier to get distracted. Concentration while studying thus becomes a major issue especially when study topic is not in your list of favorites. But with determination and by implementing some smart hacks, even the dullest of subjects and even in most distracting situations, you have keep yourself concentrated.
Study the way you want
First thing that you need to keep in mind is that everybody has their own study-environment preferences. So it is wiser to choose the one that suits you more. For instance if you like quiet and serene surroundings, you can go for a library or a secluded room in your house. But if your taste prefers noisy and babble places, you can look into any park, terrace or balcony. If you genuinely don’t know your preference, you can simply go for experimenting with places. Even experimenting with study techniques like studying in group or solo, studying with or without music etc. can change the course of things.
Give yourself perks while studying
Another good idea that can help you in focusing better, is giving yourself incentives. For example, after reviewing your one history article, you can treat yourself with your favorite cookies or can talk to your roommate about your day. These little rewards can motivate you to concentrate for a specific time. Similarly, for bigger tasks you can plan a bigger incentive for yourself. In this way you can reveal the fun side of studying and this will help you to learn effectively.
Do yoga and meditation
Apart from all this, you can look into techniques that can improve your concentration in a longer run and one of the best and simplest ways is yoga and meditation. Studies have also revealed that a wavering focus is one of the major causes for low productivity at a workplace and low grades in schools or colleges. Here comes in the role of time-tested methods of yoga and pranayam. There are a bunch of applications and YouTube tutorials flooding the internet that explains techniques such as focusing on a dark spot etc. in simple and effective ways. A regular routine of meditation for only ten to fifteen minutes daily can help you feel a drastic change in your capabilities of focusing and learning.
Making study fun using pictorials
Creating flashcards and mind diagrams about the topic you have studied can help you grasp better because it is scientifically proven that visual diagrams are retained longer in our memory than simple reading. Teaching yourself while studying can also prove an important hack for better concentration and learning.
“It’s not that I am so smart, it’s just that I stay with problem longer.” Albert Einstein has rightly said revealing the power of clinging onto something until it gets resolved. The same is with your journey of increasing your concentration power and letting a new yourself emerge out. You have to regularly take steps towards your journey to achieve long lasting results. Apart from this, believing in yourself and giving yourself time is the best remedy you can get for all the follies that are coming in your way to success. Stay focused and keep moving.