Whether you are a high school student or a Ph.D. student, keeping up the focus at the highest level is perhaps the most difficult but at the same time the most important task.
This blog is aimed to introduce you to some of the scientific ways to keep your focus up throughout your study period. So without any further ado, let’s know about them –
Ensure a comfortable surrounding
One of the first things that are needed for a long-time focused study period is to ensure a comfortable study environment.
Before driving deep to study, take out 5 minutes to clean the desk, remove unnecessary things, and bring on all the necessary books within your reach. It will greatly help you to a great extent.
Remove distraction from study place
Nowadays distraction is everywhere in our surroundings. For our younger generation, social media sites like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, etc have become a synonym of distraction.
So, make sure you have removed all these electronic devices from your study place. If you need a laptop or computer for studying purposes, then you can turn off all your notifications from social accounts so that it doesn’t distract you during study hours.
Listen to Binaural Beats
You must have heard about “Binaural Beats Therapy” which is one kind of sound wave therapy used in the treatments of anxiety and stress-related disorders. It is also very efficient in increasing focus and concentration.
There are various types of Binaural beats namely, Alpha waves, Beta waves, Delta waves, etc.
Each sound wave has unique characteristics and is used for different purposes.
In general, the Alpha sound waves help the brain to stay focused for a long time. That’s why listening to Alpha wave sounds could be a great help while studying
However, there are also specialized sound waves for study. You can find these sound waves on the internet as well as on YouTube.
Take small breaks between longer sessions
In case your exam is knocking at the door and you need to study for a long time, then it is better to subdivide your study sessions into smaller intervals with each interval of a maximum of 30 minutes.
After each interval, you can go for a walk nearby or listen to your favorite music to refresh yourself. This will fully charge you to continue the next session of study.
Focus on learning, not on grades
For most of us, the study doesn’t seem interesting because we focus more on our grades rather than learning. We should enjoy the journey, rather than wasting time thinking about the destination.
So, before sitting for study, bring out the excitement in your mind to learn something new, to understand some new concepts, and keep that excitement throughout the study period.
Think of your dreams
It is a common thing to lose motivation in the study which can easily take away our focus from it. Since it happens with almost everybody, so there is nothing to worry about.
Even many scientific studies have found that doing the same thing for a long time could be monotonous if you don’t have enough motivation behind that.
So, to charge yourself up, you can think about your dreams and goals that you have cherished from childhood. You could think about your parents who have sacrificed a lot of things just to educate you in a good institution.
This will give you a sufficient amount of fuel to keep your focus on your studies.
By Shobha Islam || Intern, YSSE