One of my friends asked me, When I want to love my books then the phone proposes to me what should I do?
And, I’m sure if you want to avoid your phone while studying then this thing must have happened to you. Isn’t it?
Using your phone while studying is one of the bad studying habits that I never recommend to any students.
So If you’re looking for how to avoid phones while studying then must read this article till the end. Because in this article, I have 5 simple ways that will keep you away from your phone while studying. And if you apply any one way from my list then you can do it.
But what do you think,
Do Phones really distract students?
According to bokcenter.harvard.edu, students themselves realize that cell phone usage does not promote learning; in one survey, 80% of students agreed that using a mobile phone in class decreases their ability to pay attention. Even you too have realized how your phone distracts you.
So, without further ado let’s dive into the ways…
How to avoid phone while studying?
1: Don’t go with your phone in the study room
This is the first and the best way that I have applied to avoid my phone while studying. If you won’t have your phone then you can’t be able to look at the messages or notifications while studying. And this way you can make focus on your studies.
Yes, you can switch off your phone or else put that in silent too, but these will not work properly, from time to time your phone can still grab your attention. So, I must suggest to you, If you study at home then don’t go with your phone.
Neither you will have your phone nor do you want to use it. But, if you want to keep your phone near you while studying then try other ways.
Read also: How to study and not forget easily?
2: Use it on breaks
This is another very effective way that you can do it.
Yes! Use your phone on breaks but do you take breaks while studying? If you don’t then you should take breaks and study in small chunks, just like the Pomodoro technique. (Apart from Pomodoro, there are many other study techniques that you should know and try in your studies.
But how this studying way can be effective in your case?
The trick is, you have to study for only half to one hour without noticing your phone then take 15-30 minutes breaks and use your phone. After studying successfully for half-hour again challenge yourself to study for the next hours.
When you study in this way, chances are you still can be distracted. So, you have to motivate yourself and say to yourself after half-hour I can use my phone. Remember, don’t lose your focus while studying.
3: Use phone-avoiding apps
If I say honestly, I never tried this way but after researching deeply I realized this way can be effective to avoid phones while studying and can make better time management.
And you can easily follow this way while enjoying it. If you google “Phone avoiding apps” then you’ll get tons of apps, which can help you. Some of them could be paid and some of them could be free.
One of the most recommended apps (not sponsored) is Forest: Stay Focused which you can try.
I am not going to talk about the all apps here because I know you’re very smart and after checking reviews of many apps you can select the one best. But before installing any application, first checks the remaining ways in my list.
4: Try Group Study
If you like to study in a group then this way you’d like most. And if you have ever been involved in group studies, then you better know studying in a group how much can be effective and helpful.
Studying with friends can be helpful for you to avoid sleepy feelings while studying, reduce test anxiety, and prepare better for exams. With that, you will never like to use your phone while studying.
But one condition, is you have to be active in group study.
Isn’t it look like a nice way to avoid your phone?
So, if you have good friends and if they listen to you and support you then must study with them and take the most advantage of it.
5: Block or uninstall unnecessary apps
Now all ways that I have discussed above can help you when you don’t study with your phone but what about when your phone could be a part of your study and you get attracted by social media or games?
Well, In this case, either you can motivate yourself to focus on studying only or else block or uninstall any application that can distract you.
So, find the way that you can do it and follow.
I hope you enjoyed my article on how to avoid phones while studying.
Now I want to hear from you:
Which ways from today’s post you are going to try first?
Or did I miss anything that you were thinking to add to that list? Let me know in the comment.