Getting used to studying is often hard for many students. New routines and unfamiliar subjects can cause anxiety and stress and lead to the feeling of wanting things “back how they were”. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be like this forever! This article will show you how you can retrain your brain and learn to love studying again.
The first thing you need to do is understand what it is that makes you dislike studying. Perhaps it is a subject you find particularly boring, or maybe it’s the work involved with it that turns you off. Finding out what it is can help you to identify the problem areas and give you inspiration and motivation to overcome these hurdles.
Another step is to create a study space which inspires you. Make sure it’s a quiet place where you can focus on your work without distractions. This can be your bed, a quiet library or even just your room. Once you’ve established this location as your study space, the neural pathways will be activated when it comes time for studying and it will become easier to retain information.
You can also create a playlist of instrumental music which helps you to concentrate. Song lyrics can distract you, so if you want to listen to music while studying, choose something without words. Also, keep your cell phone out of the equation as it can be a major distraction.