2.2 Organizing Your Space - Coggle Diagram
2.2 Organizing Your Space
Recognize the importance of organizing your space to your best advantage for studying.
Avoid distractions in the space where you are studying.
Understand the myth of multitasking and prevent distractions from your personal technology.
People’s moods, attitudes, and levels of work productivity change in different spaces.
Learning to use space to your own advantage helps get you off to a good start in your studies.
Here are a few of the ways space matters:
Everyone needs his or her own space.
Within your own space, you generally feel more secure and in control.
Physical space reinforces habits.
For example, using your bed primarily for sleeping makes it easier to fall asleep there than elsewhere and also makes it not a good place to try to stay awake and alert for studying.
Different places create different moods.
Everyone needs to discover what space works best for himself or herself—and then let that space reinforce good study habits.
Use Space to Your Advantage and to Avoid Distractions
Begin by analyzing your needs, preferences, and past problems with places for studying.
Where do you usually study? What are the best things about that place for studying? What distractions are most likely to occur there?
The goal is to find, or create, the best place for studying, and then to use it regularly so that studying there becomes a good habit.
Choose a place you can associate with studying.
Your study area should be available whenever you need it.
Your study space should meet your study needs.
Your study space should meet your psychological needs.
You may need the support of others to maintain your study space.
Keep your space organized and free of distractions.
Plan for breaks.
Prepare for human interruptions.
The Distractions of Technology
is the term commonly used for being engaged in two or more different activities at the same time, usually referring to activities using devices such as cell phones, smartphones, computers, and so on.
It actually takes you longer to do two or more things at the same time than if you do them separately
Where you study can have a huge impact on the effectiveness of your study efforts. Choose and organize your space to your advantage.
How you control your study space can help you prevent distractions, especially those caused by other people or your personal technology.
Attempting to multitask while studying diminishes the quality of your study time and results in a loss of time.
Control your study space to prevent or manage potential interruptions from family members or roommates.