Homework is an important part of the learning process as it means we’re practicing new techniques and revising information, helping us to commit these to memory. However, we know that it’s not always super easy to get it done straight away or without a little bit of procrastination, so we wanted to share our tips for tackling homework:
- Go in with a plan.
It’s usually better to face all sorts of work with a straightforward and considered plan, and homework isn’t an exception. Even if it’s a really simple note in your phone with the evenings/mornings that you have free to do some homework, this can take some of the stress of not knowing when you’ll get it done away. It’s also always a really good idea to deal with homework as soon after you’re set it as possible. If you can do all the work you were set the day-off, then it’s done before you even have time to worry about it.
- Create a homework space.
If possible, creating a space that’s just for getting work done can help you to get into the right mindset. This can be as simple as your desk in your room or even one end of the kitchen table.
- Get rid of distractions.
We all get distracted whilst trying to get stuff done, but there are ways to help avoid this. A main one, of course, is switching your phone off, or using a productivity app like Forest which can help prevent you from absent-mindedly tapping onto Instagram. Linking to the last tip, it can also be super helpful to make sure you’re working in a quiet, peaceful environment where possible.
- Take breaks.
This is an important one! It’s crucial to work with a refreshed and positive mindset, and having no breaks can hinder this. You can set a twenty-minute timer and have a five minute break every time it goes off, or, if you’d prefer a less strategised approach, just remember to step away whenever you’re feeling tired, restless or frustrated.