Studying at home tips

8th March 2021

With exams and essays due in the coming months studying at home just got real. Here are some of the best tips that we have learnt from working at home that we think could help you out!

Make a to-do list

Making a to-do list at the start of the day can help focus your work drive. It will provide a start and end to your day and you can feel like you achieved something when you tick it off.

Block time-wasting apps.

There are great apps and functions on most phones which can help block apps that curb your productivity. Apps such as Freedom, Leechblock, and Mindful Browser work really well.

Make a dedicated workspace

Set up an area of your house to use as a workspace. Sitting down in this space sends a clear signal to your brain that it’s time to focus. It can be as small as having a specific tray that you put your laptop on when you study.

Be active

Don’t forget to get out of the house. It can be quite hard to be stuck in one environment all day so try to mix it up and go for a walk or run during your break.

Eat Well, Sleep Well

Select healthy snacks when you study and try and have 3 full meals a day. Having at least 7-8 hours of sleep at night is the best way to help you wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start your study during the day.

Set a timer for work.

To stop you from being distracted, set the timer on your phone for 60 minutes, turn off push notifications, and then put it out of sight. Not only does the timer help structure your time, but it is also a reminder that you’re not supposed to be looking at your phone.

Don’t Forget Your Time

You need time where you can allow yourself to relax too. Maybe that means an episode of your favorite TV show, hanging out with your flatmates, or calling your family, you need to take some time for yourself.