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What things stop you from working? What can you do to study better?

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Rockie 6 December, 2019 - 16:23

In our modern reality, there are many factors that can distract us from our studies. As for me, mobile messages, random thoughts, talks of the people around, some noise made by home animals stop you from working. In my opinion, the only way to deal with these distractors is to limit their influence on your attention in the best possible way. First of all, you need to have a desire to work or study.
To help you I have collected some interesting advice for developing concentration.

So here they are:

1) The most distracting things are our gadgets. You should minimize their use while you're working. If you need some Internet resources to find information, try to limit their list according to your preferences.

2) Use the timer to determine your working time. After the time runs out, you can get a little break for walking or doing some physical exercises.

3) Classic music is a good attention stabilizer. Such music affects our brain in a relaxing way providing an opportunity to concentrate on the current task. Don’t forget to control the volume level!

4) Try not to leave your workspace until finishing the current job. Prepare some food and water before you start your work.

5) Use a rewarding system. Make yourself some small surprises after every successful task performance. This step will give you some additional motivation to do your best at another time. The less distracted you are, the better prize you should have.

6) In the morning your productivity can be much better. At this time of day, a lot of information has not yet "entered" your brain, so you can study and not get distracted by random thoughts.

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hermione123 10 August, 2021 - 08:30

agree with you for number 5. i tried to use rewarding system. i study and as a reward i gave myself few minutes in front of tv every 20 minutes studying. it didn't work though. at first it worked, then hours later, i ended up watching tv and didn't get my materials. maybe the reward shouldn't be watching tv or checking my phone or anything to do with gadgets.
and number 6 actually works so well to me. i never study much on the day before exam, i just flip trough pages, but in the morning i revise it again.

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Shashi 30 October, 2019 - 12:18

I think mobile phone, music, T.V and radio stop me from working. First, to start work , I put my pet outside. Next I Have something to eat and drink on my table. Finally I turn off my massages of the phone.

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Thu 2 July, 2019 - 11:32

The TV, of course, my favourite joy is watching TV. The TV has sounds, vivid images, cute characters,...and I can't stop myself. I'll turn off the TV, and I need a boring sound to make my lesson more interesting.

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levansonqs 29 June, 2019 - 03:23

in my case i will clean my desk. and waitting my wife sleep i will study cause she alway make me can't focus on lesson.

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editor_rachael 29 June, 2019 - 18:25

Hi levansonqs,

 

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Clara 10 February, 2019 - 16:27

I guess that If I want to study : 1.I should avoid from loud sounds;
2.I should find a quiet place;
3.I shouldn't listen to music.

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UkrainianNataliia 10 January, 2019 - 15:10

My mom or dad speaking to me distract me most of all. I also can't relax and concentrate on work when I have some other very important work to do. So, if I have cleaned my room (my mom asked me in the morning), then I can focus and study attentively.

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MartaLTV 10 January, 2019 - 15:06

1. Things that stop me from working are my phone and people walking or talking in the room
2. To study better I can turn off my phone and shut the door

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EllieForeman 29 December, 2018 - 23:47

I just to check my Social medias is a total distrator for me! When I really want to put attention in what I am doing I use to put everything off and I start to study :)

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maingan 21 November, 2018 - 11:26

I often waste time when I study. I try to stop it. I turn off my phone, log out facebook but I still listen to music while I am study because it helps me focus.

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stranick2018 12 September, 2018 - 12:37

I'm worried about my studies. My pet diverts my attention from study. I get distracted by music and computer games or TV. My mobile phone prevents me from concentrating on my lessons. My friends draw my attention away from my reading. I can’t refuse my brother for help him. My brother asks me to play with him. My stomach is making me go into the kitchen and eat. I also managed to solve these problems and I will share my tips:
1. First of all you need to turn off your music and mobile phone.
2. Second, you should to have an apple and water because our study studies exhaust us.
3. Take the pet out of the room.
4. You have a clean room, well because you will feel good and easy to focus But! If you don't have a clean room you will feel uncomfortable and focus on your studies will be harder.
5. There is my last advice. You must have desire to study. When you want to learn, it will be easier for you to understand and learn any of the subjects. This will help you a lot in learning and performing various actions.

Thank you for reading my post, I hope that I could help you! Learn well! Good Luck!

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khanhlinh92004 19 July, 2018 - 09:23

If I love studying at that time, I will concentrate to study. Nothing can prevent us from studying.

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bilko 24 January, 2018 - 10:59

When my mom doesn't allow me to go outside during my friends playing, ı can't concentrate my lessons :(

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Elsa007 10 November, 2017 - 23:50

Whenever I get stressed out, you know, I can’t work. As a matter of fact, alI I can do is to sleep...zzzzz

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Nikolay 10 November, 2017 - 06:49

In my opinion It's a mobile phone, music, pet, baby)))) For a better study I usually go to empty room, close the door and start learning.

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MyStudyCoachJonas 26 June, 2017 - 23:09

In my opinion I think that you need to decide for yourself that you don´t get distracted and that you can listen music.

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aigle 12 June, 2017 - 17:50

when my mother wants me to help her, and when my sister arrives at home I can't do my work. So I listen to music or I walk in my room when I want to concentrate on my work.

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daniel91815 13 April, 2017 - 12:40

i can't study with music, and have the cellphone turn on, so always i'm going to turn it off and study better

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mikiihwang 27 February, 2017 - 15:35

I can stop working because of my laziness, the noise around me, the tiredness and the sleepiness.
To study better, I think should pay more attention when the teachers are teaching the lessons, be more hard-working to do many exercises and practice the theory I learnt into real life.

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