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7 Ways to Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused on Studying

7 Ways to Avoid Distractions and Stay Focused on Studying

Here are seven tips to help enhance your productivity:

  • Get organized with a to-do list
  • Silence alerts and keep open Internet tabs to a minimum
  • Break big projects into small pieces
  • Use music and headphones to cut down noise
  • Find the best environment for efficient studying
  • Clean up and organize your work space
  • Reward yourself for accomplishments

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Outsmart the pleasure principle

We sometimes say yes to an opportunity simply because it is in the distant future and filling out our planner makes us feel more productive. Saying yes is also easier than saying no. It takes less time and requires no thoughtful explanation. But, when the event comes, we sometimes start to regret our decision.

Sigmund Freud famously referred to these short-term gains for long-term pains as the pleasure principle, our tendency as humans to seek pleasure and avoid pain. When we immediately say yes, we are met with a positive response from the requester, which makes us feel good. However, the pain shows up later down the line, when we actually have to follow through.

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How to Say No to Anyone
  1. Say it fast and do not leave that person hanging.
  2. Explain the reason briefly.
  3. Propose an alternative way on helping that person.

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They say ‘no’ to feeling sorry for themselves.
  • Failure is an essential step in anything worth working for.
  • However, it’s tempting to think that each of your failures means there’s something wrong with you.
  • No, there could have been a million other reasons why you didn’t succeed that time.
  • Successful people view each failure as a stepping stone towards finding the thing that actually works.

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