Have your classes been suspended? See how you can create an organized study routine by studying at home!
March 2020 has been difficult for anyone, as in times of the coronavirus pandemic, staying at home and avoiding agglomerations are essential recommendations for the non-proliferation of the disease.
As a result, several schools had to suspend their classes in order to protect students and, as a result, thousands of children and adolescents are in the process of adapting to the new model of studies that is studying at home.
1. Choose a place to study
The first step to a good home study routine is choosing a good place to study. This place needs to be well lit, airy, quiet and well equipped for your productivity to be better.
It is also important that you study every day in the same place, so you start to recognize it as a place of focus and concentration in your studies, in addition this space will always have a unique destination: to study.
2. Establish fixed hours
To combat possible procrastination, it is very important that you establish fixed schedules and goals in your studies.
The ideal is to always separate the same times to study. A good tip is to continue studying at the same times you are used to at school and define the time you will dedicate to each subject. Follow these schedules every day and you will soon be able to build an efficient study routine.
3. Create a study schedule
One of the differences between going to school and studying at home is that now you have to set up your study schedule and define which subjects you will study on specific days.
Setting up a study schedule is critical to your homeschooling discipline. To do this, you can select which contents you want to study in the week and distribute them in your schedule .
Put this information in a table to follow in your routine and also make notes on which subjects you are already doing well and which you need to dedicate more time to understand this subject in more depth.
4. Take notes
While you watch the video classes and do exercises, it is very important to take notes in your notebook.
Always separate these notes by subject, so if you need to review them, it will be much easier to find in the notebook. In addition, with notes, it is also easier to understand and fix the content passed by the teacher.
5. Stay organized
On the one hand, studying online at home is possible to have much more freedom and flexibility, since the teacher is not there all the time, right? But on the other hand, it’s harder to keep your studies organized and focused without thinking about the next episode of your favorite series.
But if you want to be productive and organized, you need to start rethinking the way you are organizing your studies.
Let’s start with where you are studying: Is it well lit? Is the table organized and without distractions, such as the cell phone, for example? Is this place really silent?
Start observing these little things and adjust your study corner so that organization always comes first. Also, make sure your stuff is all on the table, so you can avoid moving around to get a book or material and getting distracted by other things.
With all this ready, it’s time to get your hands dirty and go to school!
6. Get away from distractions
It is often difficult to concentrate, especially when you are at home, which is a place full of distractions such as television, video games, cell phones, the people who live with you and so on.
With so many things conducive to distraction, the only solution is to get away from them as much as possible (that’s why choosing a good study corner is so important).
Start by leaving your cell phone in another room, avoid leaving social media open on your computer while you study and don’t leave the television on. If you like and prefer, you can leave a sound on (not too loud), but only if it doesn’t disturb you, ok?
By following these tips, we guarantee that your productivity and focus will increase much more!
7. Take time to rest
For greater efficiency in studying at home, it is important that there is a balance so that learning is more fruitful.
To do this, set a rest time between subjects and avoid jumping from one subject to the next without first taking about 10 minutes to rest, stretch and drink some water.
When you start to develop this habit of breaks and rests during your studies, you will notice that your study routine will be easier and that you will be able to assimilate the contents much faster than if you didn’t take this time to relax.
After all, no one can do anything without mental health!