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It's hard to stay motivated when you're stuck in the same environment and it’s filled with a number of distractions like family members, video games, snacks, and Netflix. With so many things to distract you from your studies, it can be difficult to create a productive learning environment for yourself.
3 tips for creating a productive learning environment at home:
Create a "work space"
To improve your sleep, experts suggest using your bedroom only for sleeping, and so, you should also try to create an area that is only for working. If feasible, set up a desk area where you keep all of your notebooks, textbooks, and supplies. This will create a more focused space!
Stick to a schedule
It can be easy to lose track of time when you aren't physically going to class, but you still need to create a schedule for yourself. You can choose to use a physical day planner for this, or you can utilize digital tools such as the Calendar application on your computer or the Google calendar.
Blocking off time windows to get specific tasks done will help you to accomplish your goals! You can even include non-school related tasks like "cook dinner" or "workout" to keep yourself accountable.
Set rewards for yourself
It's much easier to complete a task when there's a reward at the end, isn't it?
Setting some type of reward for yourself helps to motivate you to actually complete the task at hand. This reward doesn't have to be big, nor does it need to have any monetary value.
It can be as simple as having a snack you really like after completing a chapter of your textbook, or allotting yourself a half hour of social media time after finishing an online quiz.
For more tips on productivity, check out the Keys to Success program or register for a workshop here: