School has started for me, and after only a few days, I’m already feeling pretty bored with the homework. Throughout this weekend’s fine Sunday I was very hard at work to find some ways to cheer myself up! Although it involved some relocating and redecorating (I know, it was supposed to be homework time), I was able to successfully finish everything I had planned to do. Behold:
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1. Change your study locations
I found it surprisingly refreshing to relocate myself to a different room and start on a new assignment there. With a cup of tea in my hand, I felt pretty motivated to study. Didn’t expect this from myself, especially since I came to that room looking for a distraction, but actually ended up completing some work!
2. Use the Pomodoro Technique
I have underestimated the power of the 45-15 rule! Turns out, if I focus on something reaaally hard for a short period of time and then take a break, I feel like I’m not losing a lot of energy and am able to get back to it easily after the break. The only thing to watch out for is the timing: perhaps the Pomodoro Timer App can be helpful in doing that.
3. Switch Subjects Every Hour
Okay, well, this actually works out well for me every time I do it. I tend to think “If I don’t finish this whole 50-page reading right now, I’ll never finish it” when really, I can just do a little bit of reading in the evenings and actually process it better (smaller chunks of information). Switching subjects can distract you a bit from the already-boring essay or textbook chapter and give your motivation a little boost!
4. During Breaks, Do Something ‘For the Soul’
I added some recent photos to my wall and felt very creative 🙂
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What do you do to keep studying and not get bored?