Knowing the most common causes of distraction in the study may help avoid them, which will be useful for us to study much better. Find out how to avoid them. As we mentioned in a previous article in which we talked about the importance of concentration in the study, when we are studying or finally we consider the possibility of studying (or even learning to study), it is true that our ability to Concentration is simply fundamental in understanding what we are reading, and retaining what we are studying.
In order to concentrate better, we must always keep in mind certain specific issues and circumstances: to maintain a certain routine in the study, to have a constant and constant study place, to have environmental circumstances that help (low ambient noise, pleasant temperature …), avoid Distractions and have all the material needed for study at the table.
However, despite getting the above elements, if we are not enthusiastic about what we are studying, and we do not remain energetic, we will hardly concentrate.
What are the main causes of student distraction
An especially useful option is to take into account the main – and habitual – causes of distraction in the student, which in large measure will help you to avoid them to study better and much more effectively:
Poor environmental conditions: noises, poor or poor lighting, room temperature high or very low…
Bad planning in the study: above all occurs when it has not been planned in advance what will be studied and for how long, causing confusion.
The absence of programming in the study: together with poor planning, occurs when there is no defined schedule, or a good distribution of time has not been carried out.
The degree of difficulty of the contents to study: above all when the contents to study tend to be very difficult for the degree of intellectual maturity of the student.
Personal, social or family problems: above all when they create nervousness and tension in the student, which prevents him from studying and concentrating normally.
Physical or mental fatigue: both influence decisively, since to get a good concentration it is necessary that the student is fully rested, both physically and psychically.
Lack of a good study method: when the student does not know how to study or does not have a good study technique. You can learn more about some useful methods, such as the Maddox method.
Lack of motivation: especially when the student is not motivated by objective pursued the study, either because it does because after several forced or suspended has lost the desire.
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So how can we avoid distraction when studying?
As we see, are many causes that can influence one way or another when we get distracted when we are studying. From something as simple and as simple as it could be physical fatigue and/or mental, to have little willpower, either because what we study we do not like, or because they simply do not feel like doing at the time.
Avoid studying tired
Studying tired is precisely one of the main causes of distraction, fundamentally for something very simple: the fatigue adversely affects both our performance and our ability to concentrate.
Therefore, if we are tired it is best to rest, and leave the studio for any other time when we have recovered the lost energies (we have recharged batteries, go).
Do not study when you are worried
The fatigue not only influences also negatively in our capacity for concentration and study. So does our mood. That is to say, if for example, we are worried about something, in particular, we feel nervous for something or we are simply emotionally stressed, obviously we will not obtain good results and only we will lose the time.
The solution is just as simple: try to calm yourself and leave the problems aside. Or, well, mentally try to fix them and park them.
Choose an appropriate study site
It is another of the most obvious causes: not having an appropriate place to study properly. For example, do not study in a room where a television on or with the computer on while we chat and try to study.
Therefore, it is best to choose a suitable place, and above all, to warn others that we have close to that please do not bother us.
Do not use the mobile phone
Before, a few years ago, a common cause of distraction was studying with the television on or having the computer screen on while chatting. Now that distraction has passed to the mobile phone, with each and every one of the applications that we have installed on it.
In this sense, the solution is quite simple: turn off the mobile and/or avoid using it all the time you are studying. And, of course, do not have it near (not even at the same table where you are trying to study).