10 ways to create your optimal study space
As a student in your final years of schooling, you are likely to spend a decent amount of time in your study. Naturally, it’s important to make this environment a positive space for effective work.
Research shows that a study environment effects a person’s productivity and can contribute to an overall more positive mindset. Two aspects we know are important for your success!
Read on to discover 10 ways to create your optimal study space.
10 Ways to Create your Optimal Study Space
1. Seek privacy and quiet: It’s important to study in a space that allows you to concentrate. You may need to negotiate with you family about “quiet times”.
2. Be phone free: You know that technology is the great time waster and terrible for developing your concentration skills. The best thing to do is turn off your phone before you begin and reward yourself periodically by turning them back on for breaks.
3. Turn off the music: Music can be helpful if you are doing basic tasks but for everything else listening to music will actually make you take longer to learn and remember the information you’re studying.
4. Consider using your computer in a public space: Basically, just to keep you on task. If family members are nearby then you will be more likely to stay focused on your homework.
5. Sort your lighting out: Natural light is the best for your eyes, but most students study a lot at night so make sure both your room and study lights are on and the lights are not shining in your eyes.
6. Clear your workspace: Aim for a clutter-free desk with all your materials well organised and only have what is relevant for your study on your desk at a time. A confused workspace = a confused mind.
7. Use a noticeboard: Noticeboards help you stay focused and oraganised. Put up a calendar with test and exams dates as well as any other commitments that you have this year. You can also use the noticeboard for inspirational quotes and other study information.
8. Get some air flow: Fresh air will help you stay alert and focused.
9. Assess the ergonomics: Meaning the chair and table you use are at a comfortable height as well as the general space being comfortable for your body’s needs.
10. Colours do matter: Use colour to help motivate and stimulate your mind. For example: Use red folders to give you energy; wear blue clothes to keep you calm; decorate a wall with yellow because it will stimulate your mind; put a plant on your desk to soothe your nerves; and even consider wearing orange whilst writing your essays because orange helps you communicate and express yourself.
It might only take a few simple steps to help improve your study space but the result should leave you more inspired and motivated than ever!
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