While millions of people around the world are trying to find the most suitable methods for efficient studying and memorising of new material, many of them ignore two crucial parts of a studying process which are pretty obvious and still neglected. Undeniably, the efficiency of your studies will depend on the place you will pick for learning as well as the time.
Probably, many individuals just take these two elements as something which cannot be changed, however, there are still a number of variations which you can try in your life and which might turn your studies into a more productive activity.
Pick the best time for your studies
One of the most crucial parts of education and actually, the most confusing part is the best time for your learning process.
Indeed, there are many recommendations on making it easier for you to wake up early in the morning and start your day productively which are certainly helpful especially if your educational process is limited by the timeframes of an institution such as a school or a university. Yet, even though generally people have a similar way of functioning when it comes to the day-and-night cycle, for some reasons, one may prefer night time for studies. Because of it, there is no point in pushing yourself into studying during the day and especially early in the morning if you do not feel productive. For instance, for some people it can be really easier to stay up late at night rather than wake up a way earlier than usually especially during the winter season and make oneself study efficiently.
In addition to it, physical limitations are not everything when it comes to the best time for studying. Many people have to combine studies and work, whereas there are also many people who live with others and might find it rather difficult to focus on their studying process while the people with whom they are living are at home and up.
The only thing you should certainly take into consideration is whether you will have time for rest. If studying at night is preferable for you, you should go for this option only under the condition of having time for sufficient sleep during the day.
Create your workspace
On the one hand, learning at school or any other institution gives you an access to a workspace which is deprived of all the elements which can possible distract you from studies and is also able to reinforcing a required level of discipline. On the other hand, it is not necessarily good all the time since flexibility can also be helpful for boosting the effects of your studies.
While it is great to have your own desk at home where you can absolutely focus on your studies, it is still amazing to be able to change a position as well as a location and it is not necessarily bad for productivity. For instance, you might be working with various materials, reading textbooks, working with software and listening to online lectures. Obviously, a part of them will require a sitting position while after finishing a couple of hours working on particular tasks, it can be very helpful to have some rest in another position while reading a book or watching an educational film.
Still, it is crucial to keep your working space neat and not to keep there anything which is not related to your work. This will help you to focus on your studies quickly and keep yourself under necessary discipline.
Beyond a shadow of a doubt, there are situations in which it is almost impossible to get focused on work. For example, if there are many people living with you and especially in case some of them are young children, you might find a process of studies a real challenge no matter how great your workings pace is and how much you love learning. The problem is even more severe if you do not have a separate room.
Under such conditions, it might be useful for you to consider some other options for studies, for example, going to a library. By the way, studying outside can be pretty useful for the people who find it challenging to focus at home. This is especially true for studying in a library where everyone is focused on his or her work.