Twitter. Instagram. Snapchat. Netflix. Hulu.
Most people hear: “entertainment.”
Students hear (or should!): “distraction.”
Now don’t get me wrong. Social media is great and it’s a way to share and connect with people all around the world. Video streaming is a delightful alternative to TV commercials. (Do people actually still watch TV?)
But when it’s study time? #nope
An essential part of becoming a better student is committing to distraction-free studying. Whether it’s having a (trusted!!) friend change your Netflix password during finals week or simply turning off your phone for an hour while you study, you need to find a way to get focusmode and get stuff done.
Because you live in the time you live in, there’s an app for that! Find a Pomodoro timer. Use the Forest app. Or just literally put your phone in another room and commit.
It helps, too, to find an accountability partner, someone you can check in with every day or two who can simply ask you “hey, you been keeping up with your schedule?” That’s it. And trust me, you’ll stick to it if only to not let them down!
If you want help with that, check out my Lifelong Learner Group. It’s designed literally just for that last bit.
Have a great week!