(Original post by Presto)
Every time I sit down for studying I distract myself.
Even if I set times, turn off the wifi, remove all distractions or plan to study things in short bursts, I just end up wasting my time in thinking/fantasising. I just can't zone out while studying.
So I need some tips on how improve concentration or on how to clear my mind from all thoughts?
I have the exact same problem, ugh it is so frustrating, I'm on the verge of giving up with a level I'm so sick of it.
here are a few things to try
1) work in the library near hard working strangers or year 13s (you won't be able to talk to anyone but you'll feel like you need to start working
2)before you start working remind yourself what the aim is of working (are you working to get a certain grade go to your dream uni) and every time you get a bit distracted remind yourself of this
3) shorten your study times and build your concentration (work in 20 mins blocks ) its much easier o concentrate for a few mins start with 15 even if you have to and work your way up.
4) when you don't feel like working at all just sit there tell yourself you're not allowed to do anything and set a 5 min timer where you sit still and do nothing for those 5 mins
5) when you get distracted whilst studying make a list of things that distract you so just leave some blank paper and any thoughts that come into your head that isn't revision put it down on that paper until its time for a break
don't give up on yourself and remember its OKAY to not be able to work sometimes as long as you are still trying and don't be harsh on yourself (because i am every time I don't work and then I just sulk for the rest of the day- don't do that it becomes a horrible little cycle and won't help you )
you 've got this.