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Tips for those who study at home

Published: 25 March 2020

Here is some good advice for you who study at home.

Get ready for school

  1. Get up as usual in the morning. Do what you usually do, e.g. take a shower, get dressed and have breakfast.
  2. Choose the clothes that you usually wear when you go to campus.
  3. Start and end the study day at the same time each day.
  4. Take a short walk of 10-15 minutes before the start of the day. Then you get some fresh air, wake up and shift your focus from morning routines to studies.
  5. Prepare your workplace for the day.
  6. Log in to the correct program five minutes before the first meeting or lesson of the day begins.
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Create a workplace

  • Your body associates different places with different things. Therefore, it is important to create a workplace for your study day, and make the sofa or bed the place for recovery and sleep.
  • Choose a place to work. Preferably a desk or maybe the kitchen table. Maybe the ironing board can be your desk if you want to stand up?
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Minimize distractions

  • Turn off radio and TV.
  • Close all notifications, apps and tabs not needed for the task you are currently working on.
  • Move away things that lure you into doing other things than studying.
  • Remember to take breaks, just as you usually do when you are on campus. Try to keep to your regular schedule.
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Breaks are important

During your breaks, it is important that you leave the workplace and do something completely different for a while. Here are some tips on what you can do:

  • Call a friend and take a break together. Talk about something else than school.
  • Put on some nice music and dance or sing for a while.
  • Stretch or make a bunch of burpees.
  • Get something to eat or drink.
  • Take a lunch walk.

After the end of the study day; take time off! Remove your books etc. from the table. Do things that make you feel good.

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