Are you getting ready to hit the books for exam time? Setting up a dedicated study area can help you avoid procrastination and distraction and stay motivated to do your best.
Here are a few tips.
Study in quiet areas:
Find a room with a door you can close. This will help block out any outside noise and help you avoid the temptation to join in on any outside distraction.
Purpose built study and living areas:
Your study space should be separate from your living space. This helps to minimise distractions such as the TV, but it also means when you are done studying you have a ‘study free zone’ that you can enjoy and relax in.
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Study in a brightly lit area:
Good lighting is crucial in any study space. Choose a room with a window for natural light or invest in a good desk lamp. Your eyes will thank you for it.
Organise your study space:
Make sure you have all the items you need to begin studying, so there’s no excuse to get up and move around. If you like to snack, ensure you also have a few treats close by.
Declutter your study area:
Keep your study space neat and tidy. Clearing away the clutter will help to keep you focused on the task at hand. A clean study space also means you won’t waste time searching for stationary or lost notes.
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Comfy ergonomic study furniture:
The right furniture is important – a good size desk and comfortable chair are a must, so you don’t find yourself hunching over or slouching. You’ll be able to focus a lot harder on that perfect exam answer if you don’t have a sore neck or a cramped leg.
Decorate for study motivation:
Make your study space inspiring – use colours to your advantage as they can influence your mood. Choose a colour that makes you feel energised, calm or focused, and get yourself some decorations in that shade.
Tips for creating the best study workspace:
- Make sure your space is quiet to avoid distractions
- Good lighting is essential
- Be organised and stock your space with essential study materials
- Decorate your space so you are inspired to get the job done