All of us have experienced a situation, when even staring at ceiling seems more appealing than writing a paper or doing the exercises. Most of us keep postponing the work till the late evening, don’t get enough sleep and feel tired through all the following day. However, if you know how to organize the studying process in a way that you do a lot in the shortest time, finishing your homework will stop feeling like an endless nightmare.
So, what should one do to achieve it?
Work on a new habit
Being not endlessly busy with your home tasks starts with you possessing a habit to finish the assignments the day you have got them. If the assignment is challenging and requires some research, you can at least start working on it. It is a fact, that it takes much less effort to continue the work you have started working on, than starting from the very beginning. Moreover, if you stick to this habit, unexpected home tasks will not force you to have a sleepless night, unlike some of your classmates.
Adjust your working place
Clean the table where you are supposed to study. Not only you won’t waste time looking for a pen somewhere in the mess, but also you won’t be distracted every now and then by all kinds of objects. Studying facing the window without a curtain might not be the best choice too. Turning off your phone and a TV set will definitely work as well. Try to avoid any chance of being distracted, and you will finish your tasks faster.
Set the time frames
If you think of a motivation, some little gift if you manage to deal with the work within the frames you have set will prevent you from daydreaming. It is also a good way to work on self-discipline. You will soon notice, that you have a better feeling of time, which is a very useful skill, too.
Start with the most complicated task
It is always better to start with completing the tasks that seem hard and time-consuming. Not only you will soon notice, that they are not as hard as they seemed, but also finishing them will make the other assignments seem easy, so will finish them faster.
Hint: If you don’t know how to start with a complex assignment, make a plan and divide it into parts. Dealing with parts is always easier, than trying to handle a whole task.
If you know, that you tend to change the project you’re working on every ten minutes, do your best to stop doing it. Select a task you are going to complete first and put only the needed materials on the table. You can set an alarm, so it goes off every 10 minutes. Once it caught you thinking about anything but your assignment, get back to homework.