Setting Up the Best Study Area

Here is a guide to setting up your best study area at home.

Your phone, TV or Facebook are not your friends when it comes to studying. Don’t rely on willpower: put obstacles between yourself and the distractions. There are apps you can get to block websites, calls and emails!  Clearing away the clutter from your study space should help clear your mind, allowing you to focus on the job at hand. You’ll also avoid losing important notes in piles of disorganized paperwork.Ensure there’s good lighting in your study space. If it’s too dark to read, you won’t get very far. During the day, working by the window or even outside can give you the best light to work by.  A comfortable chair will keep you working more effectively than an uncomfortable one, a sofa or, worst of all, your bed.  Study doesn’t have to be still. If you are the sort of person who doesn’t like to sit still all the time, get on your feet and pace around while repeating what you’re studying aloud.

A little bit of background noise can block out distractions and help you concentrate – but the wrong kind can be a distraction in itself.  Instrumental music can be a good choice, as lyrics tend to be more distracting. Alternatively, there are many websites where you can find white noise, rain and storm sounds!