There must be a plethora of students out there who might have been struggling hard to get good grades but all in vain. Dissatisfied and distressed with their grades, they often give up which, in fact, is often a result of the notion that they are incompetent and incapable. But with some well-crafted ideas, you too can become a topper in no time. Here’s how:-
How often do you find yourself putting off your studies and homework? Quite often, right?
This is a very common human trait that has been prolonging in our genes through ages. The temporary outcome of procrastination may be heart-warming and be pleasuring. But the long-term effects are so terrifying that they might even cause you a nightmare. Often, students are found procrastinating while they study. The main cause of procrastination is the degree of detest for a particular subject. When you don’t like a subject, you procrastinate. And you end up flunking in your exams.
So how do you keep yourselves away from procrastinating? The answer is simple. Use the “Pomodoro Technique”.In this technique, you keep a timer for 25 minutes and study for that period of intently avoiding all sorts of distraction, even your phone. And then you reward yourself by doing the thing that you like the most after the completion of a Pomodoro session. For instance, you can go check your Facebook profile or go play the guitar.
2.Embrace The Two Different Modes Of Learning
In her book,” A Mind For Numbers” Barbara Oakley talks about two different modes of thinking and -the focused mode and the diffused mode. The focused mode kicks off whenever you are trying to focus on something intently. For instance, when you are solving a math problem or talking to a person. Whereas the diffuse mode of thinking jumps in, when we get distracted or when we let our minds wander. So what’s the significance of it? World renown painter, Leonardo Da Vinci used the combo of these two.
Every day, he would sit on a chair, with two ball bearings in his hands, and they would let his mind wander and go into a nap. In doing so, the ball bearings would make a clink upon hitting the floor leaving him wide awake. This is how he was able to make the MONA LISA and so many other inventions. Scientists like Thomas Alva Edison, Isaac Newton, and Albert Einstein too were familiar with this technique.
This technique can be used with studies as well, mainly, in science and maths. Start by deeply focusing on what you are trying to learn. And then dive into the diffuse mode either by going for a stroll or by taking a nap or by playing some games-whichever way you like. You might be surprised by the outcomes of your comprehension.