Earlier, we had discussed how making a mistake can, not only be a blessing in disguise but also help you develop some tactics and strategies which in the long run could be of immense help. What is even more interesting is that bringing about a change in your study habits, or improving the way in which you approach your daily homework can have a few good impacts on habits.
What happens when you actually sit down with your books in one solitary corner of the room? You tend to zone out. Your mind calms down, and it begins with its’ ‘thinking workout’. It sharpens. Similarly, there a number of other benefits to developing a study habit.
Let’s look at a few of the benefits of study habits in a student’s life:
When studying in an orderly manner, you tend to realize that thin line of difference between important and necessary. A chapter can be important for your examination to be held two months later. But a topic is necessary to work on to understand that chapter in full details.
While practicing this with your lessons, you begin practicing it in your daily life. Attending that party with a bunch of other kids from school is not necessary, but keeping a good reputation amongst your classmates is important.
As discussed in the previous point, prioritizing leads to paying attention to details. Once you do that, your work improves, on many levels; as a result of which you enjoy work lessons even more. When you pay attention to details, you begin to discover new things. Your work is less flawed; you almost become excellent at what you do.
Paying attention to details can be highly flattering. Believe it or not, it helps a lot when you are amongst your close ones. Wouldn’t you like it if in a room of ten people, someone notices your new earring underneath that bushy hair, and praises it? Feels great, right!
On paying more attention to details, you begin to realize the reality. Chaucer did not just write The Canterbury Tales as a fable, it was one massive canvas of the medieval social structure, and even more, it sustains its uncanny resemblance to every social structure ever since. You start questioning, which leads to a quest in search of answers. This quest in its turn gives you the truth, helps you face reality. You tend to stay more grounded; you tend to be more alert of your surroundings.
There’s a particular quality of realists which I have always admired. You know things and are able to put them into a structure confidently. When you know what has really been bugging you all along about that chapter on Integration in Math, you start structuring it all down from deriving the formula to solving the equation.
Structured life sounds boring, I know, but it ceases to be so once you have actually attained a name for yourself, earned a position with your own carefully structured hard work.
In order to study, you definitely need a zone of your own. This gives you the understanding of private space. You respect your own silence; you respect other’s space. You have your little territory where no one is allowed, but you.
In fact, you will be rather disappointed if anyone even knocks on it. I remember bursting out on my sister as she knocked on my room’s door, while I was busy reading Swift. Yes, zoning out can make you a little selfish, but that is alright.
As you open up your mind, seep-in knowledge, and begin spending more time with your inner self, you start discovering the person within you. That is always a good thing which can happen to anyone.
You face your own reality, you see yourself a lot clearer as an individual, you begin you build up your place on this planet. You become a part of the race, in your own unique way.
Studying can also affect your daily sleeping habits, your diet, and your taste in music, your choice of company, and many others.
- You begin eating healthier food, as mere junk and heavy meals can make you lazy. This gives you that beautiful curved out the body, you have been asking for so long.
- You tend to develop the habit of going on walks, doing yoga, meditating in order to keep your mind fresh and strain free. You automatically become fit, and those irritating allergies and sours don’t get on your way anymore.
- You sleep well, because when the mind is tired, it doesn’t really let you stay awake for too long. So bid farewell to those dark circles.
- You tend to incline more towards classical music than the heavy metal you have been banging your head to. You begin to understand the soul of music.
- Now that you are more aware, you are more sound, and you have a different and better taste, you soon find yourself surrounded by these amazing people.
Developing a habit to study for almost all the day isn’t a bad idea. Take breaks! Go out for walks! Have some nice coffee! Feed yourself well! Watch good movies! Then get back to your lessons. Because, honestly, you won’t get a second chance!This is your walk; it’s all you have now. Concentrate on the longer self; it is always an interesting option!