Studying can be fun only if one knows how to make it less stressful. Luckily, there are many ways how to make studying more enjoyable. While it is not unusual to find a lot of students who dread studying time, there are many easy ways that help boost one’s interest for studying. Check out the following tips:
1. Listen to your favorite classical music.
Be careful in choosing the kind of music to listen to while you are studying. Do not choose the ones that have lyrics on them or else you will be tempted to sing along with it all night instead of focusing on your studies. Try some Mozart classical collection or any other music that helps boost your concentration as well as your retention skills. When you feel like you are starting to become sleepy, try to switch to an upbeat tune for a few minutes but get back to classical music once you resume to your studying time.
2. Prepare some healthy snacks for you to nibble all through the night.
Please note that you need to have healthy snacks especially during these times when your brain has to perform several cognitive functions. Prepare a bowl of blueberries, dried nuts or some bananas. Avoid eating junk foods which contain too much salt, sugar or any other preservatives. These unhealthy foods will only contribute to chemical imbalance in the brain thereby giving you headaches and other symptoms of anxiety and stress.
3. Clean up all the mess first.
Once you have come up with your regular schedule for studying make sure that you clean your study area first before starting to open up your books. A clutter-free area will greatly reduce much of the stress that you experience from studying.
4. Find all ways to feel comfortable while studying.
Avoid studying in an area where there is poor lighting and ventilation. You also need to check whether your chair and desk feel comfortable to prevent you from having backaches as you sit there all night. You also have to set the room temperature to something that is not too cold or too warm. The room temperature will greatly impact your mood for studying. Too much cold will send you earlier to bed leaving plenty of topics uncovered and very warm room temperature will make you sweat and lose your enthusiasm for studying.
5. Get your body moving.
As you spend many nights studying for that big exam, your body will also thirst for some exercise. Exercise not only boosts proper circulation of blood to your entire body. It will also reduce your stress levels because exercising will help enhance the production of feel-good hormones making you feel better and well-conditioned for another night of studying.
6. Organize your schedule.
Some students are just too busy to have time for studying. While this sounds too counterproductive for them, juggling between too many extracurricular activities in school can put your grades at risk. This is when you have to come up with a daily schedule to enable you to manage your time well. An organized schedule will give you enough time to do everything without leaving your priorities behind. It is also through having an organized daily schedule that you will be able to set regular study time and be able to avoid last-minute preparations for the exam.
7. Avoid spending too many all-nighters.
It is alright to spend some sleepless nights for studying. However, this should only be done on rare occasions otherwise you are at risk of suffering from the ill effects of sleep deprivation. Depriving yourself of enough time for sleeping can adversely impact your memory and retention skills. Remember that your brain will be able to function at its best once you see to it that you always have enough sleep at night.
Follow the above mentioned tips for studying and you will find yourself staying on the right track towards academic success. However, avoid obsessing yourself with too high academic achievements. Always remember to set realistic goals and find ways to cope with your failures as you learn from them. Enjoy your studies and enjoy a brighter future ahead of you.
Ryan Rivera sued to suffer from panic attacks for seven years. He now dedicates his life helping those who suffer from stress, anxiety, panic attacks and depression through his writings. You can read more of his articles at Calm Clinic.