Sunday, July 29, 2018

Tips For Creating A Good Study Environment

A good study environment can serve as an invaluable source for creating the right atmosphere for studying. When it comes to retaining information, studying in a "good" environment can be very helpful. The following six tips are meant to help you create that good study environment that best suits you.

1. Get some comfort

Getting "some comfort" in a study environment is essential for optimal concentration. Choose a nice spot and get a set of furniture that will make you comfortable, but not too comfortable to hinder you from staying focused.   

2. Get rid of all distractions

It is needless to say that cell phones can serve as a great source for finding information and staying up to date on the latest news, but they can also be very distracting. Distractions can be chaotic to studies. It disrupts the harmony of the brain in retaining information. In order to avoid distractions whenever its study time, you will have to go unplugged. Turn off the television and log off from all social platforms. If you know you can't stand the urge of using your smart phone, I recommend turning it off. If possible keep out of sight so that you can focus.
Distractions can be chaotic to studies. It disrupts the harmony of the brain in retaining information
3. Create a smooth study environment

Messy and cluttered study environment is a distractor which can greatly reduce your productivity. A dirty study space will readily weaken your motivation for study. This then implies that a dirty environment has a way of negatively and psychologically affecting the mind.  So get rid of the mess in your study space by organizing and placing scattered papers into their right places. Throw away the trash and keep in a stack materials that are meant to be kept. A clean and uncluttered study space makes studying enjoyable, increases productivity and can greatly help you increase study time. 

4. Get good lighting

A study room should be glare free. Your alertness, mood and vision will be enhanced if your study space is well lit. Interestingly, bright lights reduces the amount of "melatonin" (a chemical that induces sleep) in the brain.

5. Create an inspiring environment

Decorating your study environment with some family photos or wall frames which contains inspiring quotes can motivate you to aim for the best. Since colors affects moods, addition of colors to your study environment isn't a bad idea. For example color yellow makes one feel happy while yellow green makes one feel optimistic.  

6. Play good study music on the background

While some set of students prefer absolute silence when ever it's study time, others find great pleasure in studying with a background music. There is a connection between rhythmicity and brain function. It has been shown by studies that certain audio background like nature sounds, smooth jazz or Baroque can improve cognition and help mask out distractions during studies. Experiment and observe which one soothes you best, absolute silence or some nice good background music. 


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