It has been observed that people who take minimum stress and study with an open and free mind perform better than those who are always worried about something or the other. one must never keep one’s mind preoccupied while studying. This reduces productivity and also leads to frustration since you will find yourself slogging through the same task. Also, you will notice that you are not able to recall what you have studied. I have listed for you the most effective ways to keep your mind free of preoccupations while studying. This will help you to learn faster and better.
1. Focus on the task at hand
Many times, you have a lot of tasks to be completed in a day. You have listed them down. But what happens is that your mind keeps hovering over all of them at once or your mind keeps worrying about other tasks while you are at work on one task. This spoils the task at hand while at the same time, leaving you tiresome and restless. So, the solution is to focus only on the task at hand and do it with complete sincerity and effort, not bothering about deadlines and other things. If you feel tired or bored after some time, take a break, reassess your timetable and see whether the time you assigned for that particular task is reasonable or not. If not, then modify it according to what you now feel will be required after actually working on it.
2. Take regular breaks
It is very important to take a break every hour to rejuvenate yourself and allow your brain to absorb all that you have learnt. Take a short break whenever you feel cramped up and overloaded with information. It may so happen that you feel the urge to take breaks very frequently, like every 10 minutes or so. Don’t worry, take a break of 5 minutes, rethink your strategy, listen to some good music while walking around a bit and then sit again. This will slowly build your stamina. But don’t ever force yourself to sit at the table even when you know nothing is going into your head. Just relax, take a break and come back with a fresh mind.
3. Declutter your workplace
Make sure that your study table is clean and your books and notes are neatly arranged before you sit for studying. Scientific research has proved that students who study in a decluttered place give better results. When your surroundings are clean, your mind automatically feels at peace. There is a sense of positivity and the same reflects in your learning.
4. Meditation and Breathing Exercises
Breathing exercises are for the nervous system. When performed correctly, they improve your nervous system health and make you more calm and composed. Make it a habit to perform breathing exercises at least once a day. It takes only 5-10 minutes. Don’t think of this as a wastage of time. Breathing exercises enhance your productivity manyfold and this eventually results in saving a lot of time. Meditation is the best form of relaxation. You must meditate at least once a day for a calm mind and a healthy lifestyle. It makes you sharper and increases the learning capacity of the brain. In the starting, it might not be easy to meditate. You may start meditating for as short as 1 or 2 minutes. Gradually, with everyday practice, you will be able to meditate for a longer time.