Ways to organize your study space for effective preparation
Posted: Posted Date – 11:35 PM, Thursday – 9 Jun 22
Hyderabad: Preparing for competitions requires several hours of daily study. Most students sit at their desks for hours together. This makes it all the more important to have a suitable study environment. Read on to learn how to organize your study space for optimal productivity.
Lighting and temperature
Not everyone pays much attention to the lights in their study space and the temperature in the room, but both of these can seriously affect your mood. Make sure you’re seated in a well-lit area, ideally near a window, and experiment with ambient temperatures to figure out what works for you.
If you study at home or in a place where you share space with others, distractions are inevitable. Find a room that is used less often and be sure to alert others before you start studying to prevent them from disturbing you. Keep gadgets away and lock doors.
Organization of study materials
It is essential to have enough storage to store your stationery and books. Try color coordinating books of the same subject before placing them on shelves and name folders to make it easier later. Make sure you have a pencil holder on your desk.
After hours of studying, it’s normal to have a messy desk. As laborious as it can be, it’s best to declutter your desk once in a while. Chances are you’ll procrastinate and not clean up the mess that will impact your study schedule.
As cliché as it sounds, having a motivational quote taped near your study desk still works. Find a quote that resonates with you and stick it on a wall near your desk. You can also paste photos of personalities who inspire you.
Find the perfect chair
There’s a lot of hype around finding the perfect desk. But finding a comfortable chair is more important. Sit in all the chairs you have for a long duration and choose the one you want. High back chairs with neck support are highly recommended. Place a pillow to support the back.