Here are our favorite ways to get rid of any negative distractions.
#1. Hide your phone.
Put your cell phone in a bowl and place your desk on top of four bowls. This way it’s too much work to get your cell phone out from under your desk.
#2. Find a quiet place.
Go study some place that has no devices like a classroom or the library
#3. Get snacks first.
Bring your snacks onto your desk so then you don’t find yourself wandering over to the fridge every two minutes.
#4. Clean your room before you start studying.
It won’t be a reason to stop what you’re doing to pick up the mess around you.
#5. Close the door.
Don’t get distracted by noises caused by your roommates. Make sure to close the door so that way you can focus on what you’re doing.
#6. Turn off your internet access.
If the internet is distracting you from writing then turn it off. Go in a location where you won’t have internet access like outside.
#7. Take a deep breath and relax.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to close your eyes, take a deep breath, and relax. This will help reset your mind and get you ready for the task in front of you.
#8. Ask for privacy.
Perhaps we have a great spot to write but someone is distracting you in the room. Try asking nicely for some privacy while you work.
#9. Be prepared.
Place all of your notes in front of you. This will help your mind be focused and in the right mindset to write.
#10. Get a glass of water.
Hydrate your body by drinking lots of water. This will keep your mind clear and away from distractions.