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Top tips for studying at home

We know it can be easy to get distracted when trying to study at home so we've put together some of our top tips to help you focus and be more productive.

1. Routine

Get up at your normal time, have a shower and get dressed - you will feel better for it. Make sure you eat breakfast, studying when hungry will be a distraction.

2. Schedule

Plan in your study time, exercise, meals and even bedtime. It is much easier to stay up later right now but you will regret it in the morning.

3. Dedicated study space

Have a place to study that is not your bed. Make sure this space is tidy and organised each evening so you can go to it the next day ready to start studying.

4. Switch your phone off

While you are studying turn your phone off so there are no distractions, we all know how easy it is to start scrolling through social media.

5. Create a study plan

What do you need to study and when are you going to do it. By doing this it will also help with your routine and keep you focussed on what you are doing. You can also break it down into shorter bursts of learning with breaks in between.

6. Take regular breaks

Don't just sit at your desk without moving all day. Get up have lunch, go for your daily walk, do a workout or bake a cake. You could use a timer to set your breaks to make sure you remember and give you a target to complete a task by.

7. Get a good nights sleep

As mentioned already, don't be tempted to just stay up for a few extra hours, make sure your brain is rested and ready to process new information.

8. Study at the right time

Some people study best first thing in the morning, others later in the day. Do what works best for you just create your study plan around it.

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