How are you finding online study? Is your brain feeling a bit fuzzy? Have you been staring at the same paragraph for hours now?
We feel you; we have actually come up with a name for it. Yep – we at IFA HQ are calling this your Study Wall. And yes, it’s a real thing.
Any person who has ever studied anything will at some point hit the Study Wall. So the question becomes, how do you drive through it and get back on track?
Well, the good news is there are a number of ways to dismantle the wall, and below we’ve laid them out for you to use whenever you feel yourself running out of steam.
Your brain needs a break, it’s been working in overdrive. Take a day or two off study. Perhaps you could even book a massage or have a hot bath.
Once you have had a break you will find that the symptoms of the study wall will diminish and you’ll be back in the swing of things in no time!
If you can’t manage a whole hour of study, just smash through 15 minutes. If reading a module is too much then why not create your own dot-point summary, or start a new assignment.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”
– Theodore Roosevelt
You don’t have to do everything all at once. In fact, science suggests that people who break their study up into smaller chunks (say, one hour a day) may actually retain more information in the long run because they have time to process and digest information in between study sessions.
Deep breathing helps your muscles to relax, delivers a big shot of energy-giving oxygen into your blood, lowers blood pressure, assists blood flow, helps to relieve stress and also boosts mental clarity – what’s not to love?!