Tips and tricks for concentration and meditation:

1. The Pomodoro Technique

  • Study for 25 minutes

  • Take a break for 5-10 minutes

  • Repeat the cycle 4 times

  • Take a longer break

2. Create your reward system

Choose something that you want: a box of cookies, a break to go for a run, a trip to the movies, etc. Whatever it is, use it as a reward for completing a study session. Maybe you buy some cookies but only allow yourself to eat them once you’ve studied for an hour

 

3. Schedule your day

Often, the more free time you have, the easier it becomes to waste your time. When you have a lot going on and know you won’t have much time to get your studying done, it forces you to become laser-focused. Schedule a specific time in your day when you’ll sit down to study--scheduling it on your calendar makes you less likely to put it off because it becomes a concrete task that must get done.

4. Get lost in the music

Put on your favorite music (or some classical music if lyrics distract you) and let the beat of the music keep your study session going strong. Popping in some headphones helps with this, too--you can get lost in the music and your world. 

5. Go through some study motivation quotes

Find some quotes that motivate you to study (or make up your own) and post them in your room, at your desk, in your study spot, or in your notebook.

6. Create a clean workspace

Having a clean and organized space helps your mind be clear and organized. It might seem strange or silly, but you might find that you can think more clearly when you clear up clutter. If you need to take a break or want to procrastinate for a few more minutes, clean up your workspace.