As our exam gets closer we want to increase our study hours and therefore you decided to study for long hours.
But chances are when you sit and study for long hours you can’t study effectively and stay focused. Isn’t it?
So in this article, I have 7 easy tips that must be helpful for you to study effectively for long hours without getting bored, sleepy, and losing focus.
To be clear, studying for long should mean you want to study more and productive more. It doesn’t mean you just sit with a book and study for 8 hrs continuously. Your long hour’s studies should be effective and beneficial for your exam if have.
Through these tips, you will also get to know why can’t you or someone study for long hours effectively?
But before we dive into tips, let’s look at the important query that often ask to me.
Q. Is it good to study for long hours?
If you’re thinking, Is it good to study for long hours then first I want to tell my honest opinion on this?
It’s good to study for long hours but with one condition, you have to take small breaks on every two hours of study (not to study continuously for 8-10 hrs) and should maintain your energy according to long hour’s study. What you eat really matters if you want to get better focus and energy while studying.
So now you’re able to decide what you should do. Hence, follow the below 7 tips and guides to make your long hour’s study successful.
How to study effectively for long hours?
1: Find your space and use a study table
If you want to sit properly and study for long hours then first you have to find a place or study room where no one can disturb you and you can study whenever you want. Also, find a study table and chair for your study.
Using a study table and chair gives you the best position to study for long hours. It also helps you to maintain better concentration for long hours without getting tired and without feeling sleepy.
And in case of studying in bed can put your body in comfort and you may feel sleepy and want to relax in the middle of your study. So instead of studying in bed or couch use a study table and chair.
But if you still want to study in bed there here is my guide on how should you study on bed.
Let’s move to our second tip…
2: Make a worklist
After finding a perfect place for your study now it’s time to make a plan for your long hour’s study. Because without planning you won’t be able to study effectively for long hours. But the question is what should be the plan?
Here is the deal:
You have to make a worklist and write all subjects or topics that you’re going to study today and also mention the time that you’ll give to a particular topic. This list will surely help you to stay focused and be more productive.
And after studying any topic made a cross (✖️) on the list which will motivate you to continue your study and move to the next topic or subject.
This was my key point of studying for long hours without getting tired and sleepy. Even this thing didn’t make me bored and I used to enjoy my study.
So, I’d also recommend you to try it once, you must find it interesting.
3: Be ready and convince yourself
Now take your long hour’s studies like a 9-5 Job and be ready for study. I don’t know you study at this time or not but you get my point.
So, before starting your study according to the worklist first convince yourself that you can complete this list and be more productive. Visualize the benefits of long hours’ study and think about why I want to study for long hours.
Until you’ll have a specific reason and purpose then it can be difficult for you to maintain consistency in your studies. And once you will visualize your purpose and benefits then you must get motivated to study and once you get motivated to study then you must be able to study effectively for long hours.
So before start studying, first visualize the benefits of your studies and then convince yourself.
4: Stay away from distracting objects
After convincing yourself now you can study but the chances are many things around you can distract you and can grab your attention while studying. Isn’t it?
Let me explain to you by a real example:
One of my roommates always used to keep the mirror and comb on his study table and whenever he used to study, many times he used to look himself in the mirror and decorate his hair during the study. And because of this, he had been distracting and couldn't be able to study effectively for long hours.
Similarly in your case, It could be your phone (must avoid), social media, or something else that always distracts you while studying.
So, avoid such things for at least 2 hours of continuously studying. In any case, if you study with your phone then use only the required application and block unnecessary apps.
5: Use 120/20 study technique
As I said, studying for long hours doesn’t mean you should study for 8-10 hours continuously and if you study like this then you’re doing wrong. Because continuous study can’t be as much productive as you think and on another side, you may feel tired and also it can affect your health.
So instead of studying like this use 120/20 technique.
What is 120/20 study technique?
According to this technique, you have to study continuously for 120-minutes then take 20-minute breaks to refresh your mind and become more energetic. In breaks either take a small nap or use your phone. This one is the healthiest way to studying for long hours.
Even, If you ask Google, According to health how many hours should a person study continuously then the result would be 2 hours.
6: Study your best topic when you get bored and tired
So which subject you like most to study? Let me know in the comment.
Sometimes you can’t stay focus on your studies for long hours because you start your study with your best subjects, in which you’re experts.
But it’s the wrong way to study for long hours. When you start your study then you may energetic and motivated to study for long hours. And after studying easy subjects first, when it comes to the difficult or hard subject you get bored or tired and can’t study effectively.
So, start your long hour’s study with a difficult or hard subject first, which you don’t find interesting and when you feel bored then just move to your best subject.
This tip will really help to continue your study and study effectively for long hours.
7: Try Group study
Group study is one of the best ways to study effectively for long hours. What you think about it?
Group study not only helps to study longer even it will so much fun to study in a group. In group study not only you share your knowledge even you grab other’s knowledge too that you might not know.
So if you have loyal friends who listen to you and support you then must arrange a group or combined studies with them. But make sure you should be active in group studies.
Q. Why can’t I study for long hours?
⇒ You might have gotten your answer while reading this article. Isn’t it?
So, In short, or as a summary, I would say, If you are not able to study for long hours then first you should motivate yourself to study and break all the reasons that you found in above tips.
But, If you can study effectively for 2 hours a day but not able to study for 10 hours then, in this case, you must follow all the above tips especially the worklist tips. So, try and apply all points that I have mentioned above.
Q. Why do I keep failing even I study for long hours?
⇒ Many students have this problem, they really study for long hours (8-10 hours) even continuously but they keep failing.
Well, this happens because they don’t stay focused for long hours. They just maintain themself for 8 hours of studying but couldn’t concentrate even for 4 hours continuously and properly. And this happens when you won’t find your study interesting or else you are distracting just like my roommate, that I have discussed in my 4th tip.
( Note: These tips and suggestion will only work when you are good at studies or you are at least an average student. But, If you’re poor at studies then don’t just study only understand it properly.)
Remember one thing always, studying for 2 hours effectively and continuously can be more productive than 6-8 hours of studies if you can’t stay focused.
Q. Is it good to study all Night?
⇒ Well, I can’t say it’s not good. If you can’t wake up in the early morning and can’t concentrate on your study in the daytime then you can study at the night for long hours, but make sure don’t forget to take breaks.
But, If you think, you can be a morning riser or study effectively for long hours in the morning or daytime then nothing would be better than it.
My last words:
Once again I’ll repeat, study for long hours means you should be more productive not just sit for 8- 10 hours. And for this, I have given you 7 easy tips and guides to study effectively for long hours without getting bored, sleepy, and even tired.
Now it’s your turn to tell me in the comment which tips you found most interesting and if you have any queries left then let me know in the comment.
Are you going to try these tips from now on?