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How to organise your room to study productively

By StudentJob partner on 28-05-2018

Do you sometimes have problems with concentration? Does it seem like you have to take your smartphone away and start studying? If yes, do not worry, there are many people who have the same problem. According to the statistics, about 90% students procrastinate during their time in university and afterwards at work.  

Procrastination is a psychological reaction to stress or an attempt to avoid evaluation by the other person. It's okay to delay tasks from time to time, but you have to finish them. Here is where troubles may occur. Since you are in a hurry, these tasks actually increase stress and oftentimes give us poor results in the end.

So, would you like to cope with procrastination and study more effectively? Well, who would not, right? The great news is that changing and studying a room is a little bit more than enough to focus on a task and increase productivity.

Girl on bed reading book

 

Get rid of possible distractions

No one likes being disturbed by a commercial, a new interesting app, or an irrelevant call while trying to get focused on work. What can you do about that? Well, a good start is to put any distractions to one side. It could be your favorite video game, a tab with your mail, Twitter, Facebook, etc. on your laptop, and of course, for most of us our smartphones are the biggest distractions. Home appliances such as TV or home telephone are also of concern. According to some  cordless phone reviews , you can turn the noise reduction or the so-called no-disturb mode.  

Gather all the necessary things at hand

The list of such things will differ for everyone, but there is essential stuff for all. For instance, it is better to make sure that your chair and desk are comfortable and ergonomic since there is probably nothing better than sitting in an uncomfortable position. Prepare your notebook, spare pens and pencils, charge your laptop, in other words, try to predict things that go wrong and prevent them in advance. It would be a pity to be distracted by a not working at the peak of your productivity.

Find the level of tidiness that works for you

Some psychologists suggest that working at a minimalist, tidy desk makes you more organized and focused. At the same time, some  research shows that a messy room is better for creative thinking. The truth is there is no strong opinion on this account and more likely that the type of approach in the study will depend on personal preferences and the type of approach (logical or creative thinking) needed for the task.

Make zones

Dividing a studying room into zones (working and rest) is a good idea to find a balance between studying and relaxation. We all know that short breaks from work every 40 minutes help boost productivity greatly. There was a  study on the influence of what we have shown. Indeed, leaving a task for the last night may not be so good idea.

Find your golden mean

Without a doubt, there is a lot of advice about making the best study room, but what works for one may not work for the other. So you can always make some experiment and find the most convenient lightning, the arrangement of your study stuff, and the frequency of your breaks. You can also find tips on  how to boost your productivity . There is a lot of such helpful information on the Internet. One way or the other, you can find the most effective studying method for you, so do not be afraid of experiments.

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