A student’s success largely depends on the space they conduct their studies in. This is why most schools have spacious and silent study areas, which allow students to focus on their educational process. Concentrating on studies while being at home is usually a much greater challenge. However, it’s not entirely impossible. Some students can work while sitting on a couch with a laptop or a book on their lap, while others can’t function efficiently without a dedicated area equipped with various tools to help them study. Today we will tell you how to correctly go about creating the perfect study space at home, which would be of great help to any student on their road to academic success.
Creating the perfect study space at home
Select a study space
The first order of business is selecting a study space that puts the user in “student mode” right away. Ideally, this room will be a space where you or your family can work for hours without interruptions or distractions. You may also want to choose a room with a door that can be closed, especially if you live with family or roommates. Having a distraction-free room will help you stay focused when it’s crunch time and you need to buckle down for an assignment or test preparation.
Pick your furniture
You want to be comfortable, but not so comfortable that you fall asleep (studying in bed is not always the best option). Choose a desk that comes up to between your waist and ribcage when you sit at it and a simple chair that fits the height of the desk. You want to be able to rest your feet on the floor, and not have to hunch your shoulders over your laptop when working.
Figure out lighting
A study space that is not lit properly may make you feel sleepy and put a strain on your eyes. Ophthalmologists recommend using natural light as it’s beneficial for vision while inducing concentration. Preferably, the desk should be located next to a window – either in front of it or so that light falls from the left side (or from the right, if a person is left-handed). It is necessary to provide good artificial lighting for late-night studies. A table lamp should be positioned so that shadow from the working hand does not fall on the keyboard, notebook, etc.
Organise your supplies
Ensure that you have all of the study materials you require, and just those materials. Traditional school supplies (pens, paper, and books) should be kept in a specific space on your desk or in a desk drawer. Also, make sure your laptop or tablet charger is nearby (you don’t want to lose work because you were concentrating too hard to notice a dying battery).
Organise the study space
A tidy and efficient desktop is an effective desktop, whether it’s your real desk or on your computer. Make sure every item you need to study has its place and everything is labelled clearly, especially computer files and printed materials. The learning platform always keeps you up to date, but a nice wall calendar can also help you know at a glance what you need to do next.
Part of creating a space where you can be comfortable and concentrate on your work can also have a lot to do with aesthetics that please your senses. Don’t be afraid to hang inspiring pictures, use scented candles, and decorate your study space to please your senses and reflect your ambition to succeed.