Ways to Stay Focused While Studying From Home

As many can attest to, the past school year has been anything but normal. Most of our classes

have been virtual and have been conducted through an online platform. Even here at Indiana

HOSA, we had to convert our regular in-person conferences to virtual due to the impact of

COVID-19. Even though a virtual learning method reduces the spread of the virus, it takes away

the fun and engaging learning experience that we gain from going to school. Keeping these

struggles in mind let’s take a look at some easy methods that you can use to stay focused while

studying from home.

First, it is important to know yourself. Many of us are on a complete online schedule,

which means we get to do work at our own time as long as we get it turned in before the end of

the day. If this is the case for you, figure out the time when you feel the most motivated. If you

are an early riser, wake up early and finish your work and then enjoy the rest of the day; or, work

later during the day. Personally, I find it hard to wake up in the morning but once I am up, I feel

energetic and get my work done.

Next, make a list of the assignments you have for the day. I find this really helpful and it

is something that has helped me a lot. Making a list of assignments/tasks you want to finish for

the day helps visualize all the work you have.