Atmosphere is Everything!
For the ADHD student, the right study space can make a world of difference for focus and getting things done. However, this doesn’t mean you should only have ONE study space, in fact, I highly recommend you change your scenery from time to time.
Let’s face it, it can get boring studying in the same space all of the time plus when you change scenery it actually helps you retain the content because you associate what you learned from where you studied the material.
Now, of course it’s difficult to avoid distractions anywhere that you choose to study, but there are strategies that can help make it as effective as possible!
Clear The Clutter - Clear everything that does not have to do with what you are currently studying. This eliminates distractions and keeps you focused.
Portable Supplies - If you are moving to different locations, have some kind of portable bag supplied with pens, pencils, markers, etc.
Be Comfortable - If you’re not comfortable in your study space, you won’t be able to focus on anything else but how uncomfortable you are, however, you don’t want to be so comfortable that you fall asleep, this is why I encourage you to stay away from studying on beds or really comfy couches.
Enjoy the Silence or Not - Figure out how much background noise you need or don’t need to focus. If a coffee shop is too much, try the library.
Eliminate Known Distractions - For most students, this is their phone. Turn off the notifications and put it in your backpack. Out of sight is out of mind!
Thank you for your time and attention!