If your room is filled with fun photographs, bulletin boards covered in ticket stubs and homework and lots of furry and fluffy pillows strewn around, than it may be more of a distraction rather than a stimulating environment making it difficult to concentrate and study. Create an environment that compliments your personality and stimulates focus.
When setting the tone for a long study session, you want to feel calm and ready to absorb information. Transform your study space into a Zen-like Garden to feel rejuvenated while reading through your biology text. Center your space around a wooden desk, paint your walls the color of the ocean or sky. Add a plant, sand or rock garden, small fish tank or splurge on a mini water fountain for your desk. Light a candle and put on some music with natural sounds.
If you’re active or need a little uplift to motivate you to study, then create an electrifying retro space. Bold lines and colors will add energy to your space while studying for your history exam. Begin by adding a warm, cozy chair in red or bright orange. Place a piece of modern art of something that makes you smile within eye reach. To keep the energy flowing, contrast your red with a neutral tone of beige, black or white.
You’re a go-getter, pursuing greatness and success, so a sophisticated space that compliments your intellectual drive is just what you need to set things in motion. Create a clutter-free space with bold lines to help you get down to business when tackling those calculus problems. Build you space around a modern rectangular desk in black, white, silver or gray. Add a metal floor lamp with cotton or linen shades. Set an ambiance with music that has even beats and rhythms to match your mood.
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Our environment, specifically how furniture and elements of nature are arranged within personal spaces, can impact or impair the flow of energy of the space making it hard to function properly in that setting. Here are four tips to help maintain a better study space, assisting you with learning and concentration.
- Don’t face your desk toward a wall; you could be suffering a major creativity block.
- Set candles or picture frames of friends or nature on the right side of the desk to boost your memorization capabilities.
- Leave 50% of your desk clear from clutter so hide any projects you aren’t currently working on in your backpack, a cabinet or decorative filing box.
- If you feel like you lack vision or have low self-esteem in your bedroom, then get rid of your TV, and don’t have it easily accessible when you’re working on homework.