And there is no need to point fingers or make judgments: people are different and work differently. There are people who can only be productive when studying in groups or in a group environment.
Whether because the exchange of ideas and clarification of doubts are processes facilitated by this dynamic, either for the sake of well-being, or for any other reason.
Concentration increases, silence helps them to retain information, and they are able to clarify doubts more effectively through their own means.
Anyone who has never pretended that he was perfectly understanding an explanation from a friend for not having to go through the embarrassment of asking for the 7th time why a certain event happened in a certain way, of the two times: either he should apply for Mensa tests or already it was more honest.
Either way, studying at home is a strategy that requires a lot of discipline. Find out in this article tips on the best ways to maximize the productivity of your methodology.
1. Set a time
When we let priorities be organized “organically” on a daily basis, sometimes it is not always possible to go in time to save a 36-hour study marathon and the respective ineffectiveness of this strategy. It is not easy to say no to dinner with friends, getting out of bed at dawn at the weekend (which is like saying before 11 am), or abandoning a CS: GO session on a killing spree that extends for more than 10 rounds. But part of growing up is knowing how to consciously organize priorities. Assuming you have a realistic idea of how much time you will need to prepare yourself, what you have to do is download the free iStudiez Pro Legendary Planner (iPhone) app or the Smart Study Plan (Android) to achieve your goals. The second part of the plan is, as you might have guessed, to actually stick to the schedule.
2. Disable notifications
Admitting that we spend a generous part of our study time responding to cell phone notifications is the beginning of the end of a cycle that is compliant with ineffective productivity strategies. Leave platforms, messages, and social media for breaks. The problem is not only the time actually spent on these activities, but the energy that the brain is forced to invest each time to return to a state of concentration. The StayFocusd app can help you with this task.
3. Organize the workspace
A clean and organized workspace will not only allow you to eliminate several time wasted searching for documents, jobs, etc., but on the other hand, the elimination of visual pollution alone is something that in addition to reducing anxiety, also allows brain increase focus and concentration on the task at hand. There are even studies that indicate that an aesthetically pleasing workspace can increase your performance by up to 15%. Take advantage of the fact that you are studying at home and consider complementing your study area with a plant or an object that brings you serenity.
4. Take regular breaks
We have the false impression that the more hours we spend on work, the better we are investing our time. This belief is far from being true and this is a fact confirmed by a study by the US Navy. The brain needs regular intervals in order to function at its best. After blocks of 60 / 90min of work, make sure you take a 15min break to snack or sometimes just 5min to get air and loosening your legs can be enough to recharge your batteries.
5. Pleasant temperature
A study by the University of Aveiro found that, on average, grades fall 4% for each degree of thermal discomfort. For this reason, if you thought that the drop in your use in no way related to the broken fan on 40th days, now you know that it will probably be more rewarding to have the fan fixed.