How to start studying after a long gap?

how to start studying after a long gap?

Have you taken a long gap from your study and want to study again?

That’s good!

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?

Is it because you got depressed after getting bad grades and now you’re motivated to continue your study? Let me know in the comment, I must appreciate your reason.

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.

But for a short duration of the study, you have to avoid your all distraction like your phone and others and stay focused only on your study.

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.

But, how this motivation will come from?

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.

23 thoughts on “How to start studying after a long gap?”

  1. I am continuing my study after so much long gap 4 years
    I read many articles but i think this article is going to work for me …
    Thank you saurabh

  2. Hello I’m a post graduate student in physics. During my first semester I was studying with a consistency but later after few months it broke. Life was completely unorganised. I was confused very much and didn’t know what was happening. But now I’ve decided to come back to the track after months of gaps in studies.
    Your article helps a lot. Thank you.🥰

  3. Thank you for this amazing article. Found it very enlightening. Came here to read from I wish you a very happy, prosperous and beautiful life ahead.

  4. I never thought I am good enough for academics I don’t believe that still,I am having jitters to begin with my new course now.
    It is so overwhelming now, don’t know how to start .

  5. I got your article from google search…After long time gap of 4 year i want to start my self study… In past few years life taught me so many things… so i suffered from little bit depression but now i feel better.. Thanks for your Help

    • Hey Priti,

      Taking a four-year break from studying and then getting back into it is certainly not easy, but I’m glad you managed to do it. I feel really good knowing that my article was helpful to you in your journey. I want to wish you all the best with your self-study endeavors!

  6. I’m starting my studies after 4years I stopped studying because I never got my desired results from studying but now I am motivated and confident that I will achieve whatever I want by studying and thanks for this amazing article ☺

  7. Hello, I am starting to study after almost 3 years because for covid the habit of studying kinda faded away. But this was very helpful , thank you.

  8. Right now I am preparing for NEET and it’s my first attempt I usually stay motivated due to my self motivation but since past two months I was feeling so low,had a lot of distraction and disturbance and also my numbers in mock test are declining, I wasted the whole two months being depressed and in regression. Now I have few months only for exam plus have to manage 12th boards . I am trying my best to overcome the situation and going to start from today.
    Thank you for the tips they meant a lot…

    • Firstly, big hugs to you! Remember, setbacks are just setups for comebacks. It’s incredible that you’re bouncing back and hitting the books again. Embrace each day with renewed vigor; you’ve got this! Best of luck on your NEET journey and 12th boards.

  9. After 5-6 years starting again was really difficult for me but you give me the way how I can start it again and enjoy my dream of studying. Thank you😊

  10. I just went back to college after a lot of years out, now I have a family, home and work all at the same time is hard to manage but your article helped! I need constant motivation and focus!

  11. Hi. I have been working and raising children for the past 10 years. Now I want to re-enter the academic world and study towards a Masters Degree. I want to become more relevant in my field of expertise and create more opportunities for myself.


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