Friday, September 30, 2011

Focusing

I'm learning how to stay more focused on my school work without letting my mind wander when the subject is plainly boring.  :) 

Today, my coach and I discussed different ways to help someone stay focused.  Here are some of the things that we came up with:

1) Read your information out-loud (this is something that especially could help with boring information).

2) Take notes or make flashcards

3) Set short-term goals for yourself and then have a reward to go with the accomplishment (for example: "after reading this entire chapter make, I think I'll have a cup of coffee" - although I don't drink coffee. :)).

4) Picture the information in your head (like described in Dynamic Memory~ excellent course by the way!!  I highly recommend it!!) or use hand motions to help remember the information.

5) Try using headphones or earplugs to screen out the noise. You could listen to something quiet, like Mozart, or just use them to screen out all noise and get some silence. Whatever works better for you.

Extra Tips:
~Start with Prayer
~Make a Schedule.
~Dream big, but make your goals achievable.
~Be reasonable.
~Have fun!

What are some things that help you stay focused?

Goals by: Shiloh & Elizabeth
Photo Credit: Google

2 comments:

Love Unawakened said...

Very good ideas!

Carrie said...

I read quite a bit of my 12th grade school out loud (or whispered it). It seemed sort of strange to me, to read almost a whole textbook out loud, but I graduated on time, so it must've worked. ;)