How do you manage distractions whilst studying?
First, clear any known and possible distractions
Ask not to be interrupted
In the unfortunate event that your request is not respected, calmly repeat the assertion, “I do need some peace and privacy in order to study now. The consequences of me not getting that peace is that my studies will suffer.” Give people as much notice as possible of what you need by sharing your schedule with them. Make it clear that you’re available if there are emergencies to deal with.
Prioritise – and try not to multitask
Are you feeling on the verge of being distracted? Pause and take a breath
Schedule breaks for mind-clearing
- Short periods of reflection
- Relaxing tasks
- Moments of mindfulness such as meditation