HW FYI: 3 ways to stay focused
It’s the night before a HUGE homework assignment is due...and you’re freaking out! After getting home, grabbing a snack and going for a run—and then helping your mom clear the table after dinner—you just have NO time to finish all of your work before that bell rings tomorrow a.m. Eek! Feeling the homework crunch right now? We’re here to help, stat.
First step: Take a deep, long breath, breathing in through your nose and exhaling through your mouth.
Second step: If you’re sitting on a couch, move your computer to a desk where you can sit up straight on a chair.
Third step: Keep on reading this article for three awesome (and easy!) ways to form focus-friendly homework habits.
Feeling better already? We thought you would!
Focus Tip #1: Set a Homework Alarm…to Start AND Finish!
Cell phones, radios, TV and even the latest issue of Girls’ Life can be huge distractions that keep ya from your HW. Find a quiet place in your home where none of the above can be found, like your dining room table, the basement...or even the bathroom!
From instant messenger, to Facebook to e-mail…yep, even reading this article on Girlslife.com … there is just so much to do on the web (except homework!)
If you don’t need to use the web for homework research, X those pages out! That way, if you feel the need to check your crush’s away message, you’ll think twice about opening up your browser. If you do need to use the web, copy and paste your research into a Word document and then read it, instead of studying it straight off the screen. That way, you won’t “accidentally” log onto your Facebook account instead of focusing on that important article for American History.
Good luck and remember...the more productive you are, the more time there is for FUN when you're done!