How To Stay Away From Distractions Doing My Homework
Homework is not always pleasant and easy to concentrate on, that’s why we often push it off and get distracted while doing it. To solve this problem, you need to learn how to cope with distractions and get motivated. The following steps will help you stay focused on your homework and do it quickly and easily.
- Make up a list of the tasks you need to do.
- Find a comfortable workplace.
- Identify what distracts you.
- Keep your gadgets turned off.
- Set a definite time for work.
- Take breaks.
- Avoid multitasking.
- Learn to enjoy your work.
- Start with more difficult tasks.
- Avoid stress.
- Don’t push it off.
Firstly, it will help you not to forget anything you have to do. Secondly, it’s a great pleasure to strike out the tasks you have already done - a psychological fact.
Keep your workplace in order; take away things you don’t need as they can distract you.
Figuring out what interferes with you while working is a step to solving the problem. Another step is trying to avoid these things; the Internet, friends, telephone, food, music etc.
If you don’t need the Internet, don’t use your computer while doing homework; it would be better to turn it off. The same for your television and even your cellphone.
Collect your thoughts and concentrate on your work; don’t let yourself get distracted.
Have a 5-10 minutes rest every hour. These time periods can be used to quell whatever may distract you.
Multitasking is less productive than doing a single thing at a time. If you have a lot of tasks, do them in turns because your brain can only focus on one thing at a time. When you try to do several things at once, you will only distract your attention, and none of the tasks will be performed successfully. Moreover, it’s interesting that multitasking lowers your IQ.
Work with enthusiasm. It may be difficult to motivate yourself, but you really need to do this. Never approach your homework as something boring or difficult. Do something pleasant after completing difficult assignments.
Psychologically, difficult or unpleasant assignments are a kind of bad experience, which is better to have when you start working. Having completed more difficult tasks, you will enjoy easy ones more; they will seem more like joy or rest.
If something goes wrong, don’t give up. Keep calm and have patience to continue working. Don’t get nervous, and you will avoid stress, which is so dangerous for our brains in particular.
The sooner - the better. You will have more time for fun if you do your homework quickly. So, get down to work!