By Lavinia Jury.
It really is true that a tidy room means a tidy mind. Trying to knuckle down in a messy room makes it a whole lot harder to concentrate, so cleaning up before hand and maintaining order really does make a difference to your productivity.
As appealing as it may seem to work in your bed, it definitely doesn’t bode well for your work efforts. Creating a distinction between where you rest and where you work is really important for your brain to know when to switch off and when to kick into action! It’s also pretty hard to resist the urge to sleep when you work in bed.
The more distractions available to you, the harder it is to focus. By clearing your desk of any possible disruptive items, you are sure to have an easier time concentrating.
It can be beneficial to write little notes to yourself or stick up your schedule on your wall to keep your motivation high and remind you to keep going.
This seems a little obvious, but I remember how dark university homes can be. Investing in a desk lamp or even a new lightbulb could make all the difference when it comes to studying.
This isn’t really essential but definitely helps. After a few hours in an uncomfortable chair, your bed seems much more inviting, so it might help you to stay in that chair if it’s a little comfier.
Getting distracted by your own housemates is the hardest constraint of them all. Flatmates popping in for a ‘quick chat’ can easily turn into an hour-long break, so closing your bedroom door can limit the chances of them coming in to distract you.