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Study Tips to Stay Productive while Learning from Home

Due to the events of COVID-19, our lives have turned completely remote. We now work from home, go to school from home, and even see our family and friends from home. 

With the transition to online education, Medix Online offers online courses to help with this adjustment and provide more flexibility in learning. Medix Online is for students interested in furthering their credentials, skills and knowledge in the healthcare industry.

Remote learning can be a bit difficult due to the lack of human interaction. It may also be hard to motivate yourself when you’re so comfy in your own home and pajamas. Therefore, we can up with 3 important study tips to help you stay productive while learning from home!

Move Around

Research suggests that studying the same information in a different place every day makes us less likely to forget information.  

It’s important to realize that you can’t maintain an optimum level of concentration without giving yourself some time to recover from the work you’ve put in. Giving yourself little breaks to move around can help you refocus better. 

Try having a ten-minute walk, chatting with friend or even fixing yourself a hot drink! It may feel like procrastination, but rest assured, it’s not. Taking regular short breaks not only help to promote your focus, but they can boost productivity as well.

Learn general information first, and specific later

This method can help with retrieval, and understanding information under an umbrella format. For instance, if you know a piece of information falls within a broader category, it’s easier to access it later on.

We understand it may be difficult sometimes to focus, especially with so many external factors affecting our lives. There is a studying technique called chunking, which is a term used by cognitive psychologists. Chunking is when you take individual pieces of information and group them into more general categories. 

Breaking up information or tasks into chunks can better help you with memorization. It also helps you become more productive because are balancing studying time into categories and intervals–rather than forcing yourself to sit through hours of studying remembering every detail.

Snack on brain food

Snack on brain foodIt is very easy for us to skip on healthy eating options when it comes to studying. You may feel like you deserve a sugary treat or that you don’t have time to cook. However, what you eat impacts your energy levels and focus. That’s why it is important to keep away from junk food!

Therefore, you can keep your body and brain well-fueled by choosing nutritious food that have been proven to aid concentration and memory. Some healthier options to help with that are: fish, nuts, seeds, yogurt and blueberries. 

Give yourself a mini break, and prepare something healthy to help you come back and refocus better!

Advantages of online learning

Medix Online offers many advantages with our online education courses. Students are able to complete their courses on their own schedule and at their own pace. Our online education curriculum also offers customized courses to better help you with flexibility in learning. 

We want to provide you with the necessary tools and skills to successfully complete your online learning. Therefore, these 3 studying tips are just simple ways that can help you with productivity and coping during these challenging times.

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