Sometimes it can be hard to study, whether you’re doing a hard lesson or studying for an exam. These satisfactory tricks will help clear your mind and help you focus on studying!
1. Take a Moment for Meditation
Taking a moment for meditation can help clear your mind and increase your ability to concentrate on the matter at hand. This can be done by just pausing everything, going to a quiet place where no one will bother you and sitting down on a cozy chair or couch.
Now that you’re by yourself, you can meditate by simply sitting down and trying to think about nothing but a blank white wall, but I suggest using guided meditation. You can download a meditation app like Headspace, or simply search for Guided Meditation To Clear The Mind on YouTube. After your headspace is cleared, make your way back to studying!
2. While Studying, Listen to Instrumental Music
It’s a little complicated to explain but this tactic has always helped me. When you listen to music, make sure that the music is instrumental. Music that contains lyrics can distract you from studying, as you might begin to sing along with the music. The only exception is if the lyrics are in a language that you don’t speak.
For example, if I listen to songs by OneRepublic or Switchfoot, I’ll probably start to sing along and get distracted from my schoolwork. But, if I listen to BTS music, I have no idea what the words are and therefore, I won’t get distracted!
There is a wide variety of studying music on YouTube. If you don’t want to take the time searching through the hundreds of options, here are links to some of my favorite instrumental tracks: Anime, Jazz and Piano.
3. Try Switching the Subject You’re Working On
Sometimes, working on one subject for too long can overwork your brain. Just yesterday, I was working on a tiring U. S. History project. After about an hour and a half, I felt my brain beginning to overheat. What helped me was saving my work, closing Microsoft Word and switching to my Language Arts Class. As I worked through the Language Arts lesson, my brain began to relax more because it wasn’t so stressed from the difficult project.
I implore you to try these tips and tricks if you’re having some trouble focusing on your school, because they really do work. I use them often, especially to number two, listening to instrumental music. Everyone is different so the music might not work for you. All I’m saying is, even though we are all different, I guarantee that at least one of these tips is bound to help. And with that, this article concludes.