5 Ways To Focus

You know those workout montages from every old school action flick? It’s time to recreate your very own, young grasshopper. We’re here to give you ALL the tips and tricks to ensure that studying isn’t always stuck on hardmode. You got these grades in the bag!

1. Use Study Together

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Pop quiz: what’s the best motivator while studying? People! It’s why we gravitate towards cramming in libraries and study rooms.

We recommend opting for Study Together where you can study with students around the world, without leaving the comfort of your house. Turn your webcam on, put your earphones in and keep you + these fun strangers accountable.

2. Create a killer playlist

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You need a playlist for your every mood - so, of course, you need a soundtrack playing in the background as you GRIND away. Experiment with genres and see what works for you!

Some good ones to start with are Classical (Vivaldi got all the drama), any instrumentals of your current faves or, if you want a break from tunes, try out a podcast or an audiobook (hello, Audible).

3. Take a minute

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This may seem counterintuitive, but taking a few minutes to centre yourself before you start, or even during a study sesh, will help you in the long run. Utilise quick methods of mindfulness prior to completing all of your tasks for the day. Breaks are a very necessary part of the process.

Here’s a simple breathing technique to start your mindfulness practice;

  • Close your eyes, deep breath in through your nose for 4 seconds
  • Hold your breath for 2 seconds
  • Slowly exhale through your mouth for a count of 4 seconds
  • Repeat this 3 times

4. Bling up your study station

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Do aesthetically pleasing stationery and desk set-ups make you 🤤? Spice up everything from your pens, to your desk, to even your laptop with a fun case. Make your own eye candy in this world, as the greats say.

5. Connect with your mates

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Create a group chat with your faves, or join a FB study group (check with your uni if they have one!). This way everyone can keep each other in check, with progress updates and memes. You’re all in this together!

Slay those grades! This period won’t last too long, so hang in there ‘cause fun times are right around the corner. You got this!! 💪

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