Story 153

Study oasis

Recognizing what environments contribute to you feeling focused and relaxed can help you achieve your goals more quickly and easily.

Story 154

Throw out papers

Having less clutter makes life simpler and easier to find what you need.

Story 155

Containing your stuff

Good organization requires effort and discipline, but the benefits are well worth it. To help you get started, focus on the items that you often have trouble finding, such as your keys, ID, or materials for school, work, or recreation.

Tip 156

Don't study in bed! Your mind associates your bed with sleep so you will get sleepy if you study there. Also, if you spend too much time in bed doing things other than sleeping, you'll have difficulty falling asleep at night.

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Make sure you have the right amount of light to study. Too little will make your eyes tired. Too much may cause your eyes to hurt. Be like Goldilocks!

Tip 158

A room should be 72 degrees Fahrenheit if you're trying to work. Too hot and you'll get sleepy; too cold and you can't focus properly.

Tip 159

Make sure your chair has you sitting upright and comfortable. Uncomfortable chairs can be a bad source of distraction!

Tip 160

When you feel extra focused or productive, write down the qualities of the environment around you. Was it white noise or quiet? Was it bright or dim? Try to use similar elements each time you study.

Story 161

Your study environment

You want to be efficient and avoid wasting time. What would you want to accomplish if your environment really supported your focus?

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Emotional regulation

According to an American College Health Association survey conducted back in 2018-2019, three out of every five students experienced overwhelming anxiety during their freshman year. Estimates suggest nearly 39% of the 20 million students in America experience some form of emotional or mental health crisis while they are in school.