Now this isn’t something I invented and everyone has heard it before but it is still often forgotten by students studying alone.
Moving your body is good for your brain and can keep your concentration going for a lot longer. The best thing would be to do some stretching or other exercise every half hour but let’s admit it, that’s not as easy as it sounds.
- Again, set an alarm. When the alarm rings, stand up, stretch your body, walk around the flat once, sit down again.
Look out of the window. Roll your eyes – to the left, right, up, down, etc. This isn’t just good for your brain but also helps with your eyesight.
- If you think you won’t manage that, my advice is to not prepare everything you need on the table beside you.
For example, you are reading a book and taking notes on the content on a separate sheet. Don’t put that block of white paper under the sheet you’re writing on. Put it on the shelf where you can’t reach without standing up and only bring one paper back at a time.
(By the way, this is also good because it gives you a satisfactory feeling of progressing in your work every time you stand up.)
- Or sit on the floor at a low table. You can’t sit in the same position for long on the floor, so you are forced to change your posture regularly.
- Sitting on a gymnastics ball helps you keep a good posture and strengthens your back if you stick to it long enough. Of course, the main problem here is whether you have a gymnastics ball or not, but if you get the chance, it may be worth a try.