WAYS TO STAY FOCUS IN STUDY
While reading a lesson, a student’s mind tends to wander here and there. This can be easily traced when students devote one or two hours to read a lesson without actually grasping anything. The following tips may prove useful:
- BE INTERESTED: You cannot concentrate on studies if you are not interested in what you are reading or what you are being taught by your teacher. Secondly if there is anything in your mind that is worrying you, try to lighten it by sharing it with someone.
- RELAX: You are relaxed when you are at peace with yourself.
- AVOID NERVOUSNESS: It happens when we get ourselves mixed up in set timeframe. Fix up your time schedule for study which does not clash with any of your other activities.
- PLAN STUDY PROGRAMME: A plan with a specific target to finish a particular topic/lesson will motivate you. But never fix up target which is impractical or highly overambitious.
- Try to study three different subjects per day, changing tasks produce a new energy to study.
- Do not engage in sport or exhaust yourself before you sit either for a test or a study period. You should be relaxed before you engage in the task which requires thinking, concentration etc.
- Ensure that you are not hungry, sleepy, tired, and thirsty. This will make sure that there are no unnecessary interruptions.
- Eat brain foods before you study or when you take a break during your study. Bananas, dry fruits, chocolates (in moderation) help the brain to stay awake.
- Create a work environment in which you are comfortable. Anything that distracts you should disappear from your study area. To concentrate encouraging physical environment is needed, e.g. library, home, table chair setting etc.
- FOLLOW SOME RULES: Make it clear to your friends, relatives, family members that you are not getting disturbed during study hours.
- If your mind is occupied by various thoughts during study hour, you can write whatever comes to your mind before you actually sit for study. This will help you to clear your thoughts and thus increase concentration. You may tear off the page after you have released the thoughts.