Lack of concentration often makes it difficult for students to understand even the easiest of topics and they end up postponing everything till before the exam. In this article we will discuss some of the methods which can help in improving concentration power of students.
Yoga and Meditation
Meditation is the tried and tested formula for improving concentration. It does not require much effort. All you need to meditate is a clam and quiet room or if meditating outdoors then a place with only natural sounds and away from the humdrums of civilization.
The world recently celebrated International Yoga Day and there is a reason Yoga has taken over the world. Yoga is not just a form of physical exercise but is also a form of exercise for our mental and spiritual well-being.
Switch off Electronic Devices
This is one major hurdle between concentration and a student. Before you sit down to study, switch off your phone and keep it out of reach from your study room. Other items of distraction like laptop, television, music players should be switched off too without excuse. No matter what we say, electronic devices are a huge hindrance between focused studies.
Your Study Room or Corner
Where you sit down to study plays a crucial role in concentration. If you happen to sit in a room where you can easily listen to noises from outside then it is not the right place to study. Ideally, you should sit in a room which gets ample natural light, has proper artificial lighting, and does not let outside noise come in.
Oft-repeated but very effective. Make a routine for yourself and stick to it. Even if you study only for two hours, studying by a routine helps more than studying for 8 hours in one day and then not studying at all for the rest of the week. So make a plan according to your curriculum and hours available to you apart from the time spent in school/college, tuition/coaching, and other important activities.
Set a Goal
Setting a goal will help you study according to your plan and will motivate you to stay concentrated. You can set a monthly, weekly, quarterly and then annual goal.
Take a Break
If studying for long hours, you should always regulate it with breaks. Studying continuously for a long period will eventually make your brain less receptive to what you are studying. So you should take breaks at regular intervals and let your brain rejuvenate.
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