Have you taken a long gap from your study and want to study again?
I know it’s not easy to start studying again after a long break but it’s achievable. So, if you’re wondering how to start studying after a long gap then holds your seat and be with me till the end.
Because in this article, I’m gonna break down 6 tips that will help you to study again and after a long time. But before we get going, can you tell me in the comment why did you take a long break from your study?
So, without further ado let’s dive into the tips that will help you to continue your study after a long gap.
6 Simple Tips For Start Studying After A Long Break?
1: Find your study zone
After taking a long break from your study it might be difficult for you to maintain focus while studying. So first, find your study zone. A study zone means having a distraction-free and dedicated place for your study. If you like to study at home then find such places at home or if you like to study with others then join a library.
Wherever you study make sure you use a study table and chair, don’t study in bed. Although I made a guide on how students should study in bed still I’d suggest you use a study table and chair that will make you better focus and you won’t feel sleepy that you often feel while studying in bed.
2: Make a routine
We all know how routine is helpful to stay consistent at our work or studies. And after taking a long gap and getting back again for studies, your consistency can break easily. Neither you can make focus nor you can give enough time to your studies.
So, make a routine and use all your free time for study, get some discipline, and stay consistent. But I know it’s difficult for you to make a routine and stick with it. So, I have an alternative for you which you can follow.
Here is the deal:
Alternative of routine: Instead of making routine and follow routime same as all day, plan your single day. Just before sleep or after waking up, write a plan about how you will spend your whole day and what are the tasks you have to take and complete today.
I strongly believe if you’re studying after a long gap then this routine alternative must be helpful to you. So before bed or after waking up choose your time for studies and other work.
3: Study for short durations
Now after making a routine and deciding to study for 4 hours at a time will not gonna work. So instead of studying like this, you should study for short durations and then take breaks regularly.
Remember: Study for a short period of time (1 hour) but staying focused can be much better than studying for long hours without having any focus.
One more thing, instead of studying in bed or couch use a study table and chair that will not make you feel sleepy while studying even for a short duration.
For making your short duration of studies successful I have a study technique for you i.e. Feynman Technique which says, Learn a concept quickly by explaining it in easy and simple terms. The concept behind this technique is to learn faster and deep understanding.
Isn’t it a smart way to study?
So, when you study after a long gap first study for short durations like 1 hour and as you’ll feel I am concentrating well in short durations then you can increase your study time and get more serious for your study.
4: Make your study interesting
There is no doubt once you will find your study interesting then you won’t want to procrastinate your study and you’ll have a better concentration even if you study after a long gap.
Now the question is how to make study interesting?
Well, to make your study interesting you can try these three ways…
#1. Study with music:
Studying music not only makes your study fun even gives you a better concentration.
Yes, It’s a scientifically proven fact studying while playing music improves your concentration but the condition is that music (not song) should be different from your genre and have a repetitive pulse.
#2. Make Flashcards:
Making or studying with flashcards is one of the best ways to study. Using flashcards helps you to learn information, and also helps you to identify any weak spots you may have with the subject.
So, make flashcards learn better, and enjoy your study.
#3. Change your environment:
A place where you study really matters. I know some of you might find it hard to believe but sometimes because of a good place you find your study interesting and enjoy your study. And that brings our next tip to concentrate on study after a long gap.
5: Change your study enviroment
As I said, a good study place can make your study enjoyable but I want to add something.
Apart from the above, a study place like a coffee shop, park or library that suits you not only can make your mood for study even it can give you a better concentration.
So I must suggest you, Instead of studying only in your room, go somewhere else with snacks and find the best place for your study.
Check here: 8 best places to study that you should try
6: Motivate yourself
Motivation is very important when you want to study after a long gap. Because of only motivation, you can follow your routine.
Well, you can watch many motivational videos or movies and can read many books but I don’t think these will work for a longer time.
So, Instead of these kinds of motivation, you need self-motivation for your study that can motivate you forever. And this self-motivation will come when you’ll think about your goal, dream and why you want to study again?
So when you won’t feel like studying then just think for 5 minutes about what I have said above?
If you’re serious about your dream and really want to concentrate on studying then you’ll surely get motivated.
So here I have explained best of my tips to concentrate on your study after a long gap. And I hope you enjoyed my article.
Now I want to hear from:
How did you find this article and are you gonna try all tips from now on?
Tell me in the comment, I am curious.