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Maximise your success with a personal study space

As we move into a world with more flexibility than ever before, it can be hard to predict when you might find some private time for your studies. With many office workers now completing a number of their workdays from home, and students having spent half of 2020 learning from the dining room table, it’s important to find a private space where you can study peacefully.

Separate your studies from work

If you are splitting your week between the office and home, operating a small business or side hustle, or parenting fulltime, you might struggle to separate your studies from work. When you have literally taken your work home with you, you need a space that is only for you and your studies.
You can allocate yourself a corner of your office, a desk in your bedroom or even a section of the kitchen bench that you can set up and down each study session. Having a specific place for just your studies will help you focus on the task at hand and keep you from getting distracted by work emails or household tasks.

Shut down all distractions

The key to a productive home study space is to minimise your chance of interruption by finding somewhere quiet and ideally alone. This can be difficult if your entire household is cooped up inside as family and friends can be your greatest distraction.
Set up your area with all the essentials: your laptop, charger, snacks and water. A good pair of headphones can also come in handy for those studying in the quiet and noisy hours of the day. Make sure you leave your phone outside of your space or put it on do not disturb (if you can resist the temptation to go for a scroll).

Take advantage of your most productive times

Everyone works better at different times of the day. You might find that once you have ticked off all your other tasks for the day, you can finally relax at night and focus on some assignments. Alternatively, waking up early or studying in your lunch break might suit you better.
Once you find your best study times, add them to your schedule every week and inform those around you when you plan to study. This will allow you to take full advantage of your most productive times and maximise success in your study space.
 
No matter where you end up creating your study space, keeping your work separate, minimising distractions and keeping only the essentials will help you stay focused for the long run.
 
For more study and time management tips, visit our blog today. If the flexibility of creating your own study space and easily fitting study around your busy schedule appeals to you, view our range of online courses.

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