Eliminate These 4 Distractions to Improve Your Study Results

Once you’ve made a commitment to study you really want to make the most of your study times and ensure that you are free from unwanted distractions that are concentration killers. The first step in eliminating distractions is recognising them for what they are, and then you can take the necessary steps to remove them from your study life.

Here are some of the best ways to identify and eliminate distractions.

Give Yourself Some Space. Studying in front of the television is not studying. Define your study space in a quiet area of the house and let people know when you are studying. If you can’t find a quiet place in your home environment there’s always the local library.

Switch Your Phone Off. Just do it. The text messages and phone calls can wait. You can’t focus on what you’re doing when there is a constant stream of phone chatter interrupting you. If you really are addicted to your phone then switch it off and give it to someone you trust to look after while you study. It will still be there when you finish.

Block Social Media. When your study involves the use of your computer, the lure of social media can be almost overwhelming. Recognise it for what it is and take whatever steps necessary to shut those social media accounts out of your consciousness while you study. There are apps (Facebook Limiter for example) you can use that will block access to certain media platforms. If that’s what it takes that’s what you need.

What’s That Music? Music is a very personal thing. It can help you concentrate in certain circumstances or it can do the exact opposite. You know what works for you. If it helps-great if it doesn’t – switch it off. Turning on the radio is a distraction; you’ll get ads, chatter and the occasional popular song. Listen to the radio when you’re relaxing, not when you’re studying.

In today’s busy environment distractions are everywhere, to eliminate them requires a commitment from you to do so. The payoffs in terms of reward for effort can be huge.

The CFS Team
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