You have to set a routine for yourself and stick to it for the most part. Once you get into the groove of a routine it will be much easier for you to manage your time and have enough time for everything you need to do (including relaxing). Make yourself to-do lists on a weekly basis, use Google calendar or a planner to keep track of events, deadlines, and due dates. In addition to setting a routine and sticking to it, plan out relaxing activities into your day. Or set aside a time, after everything is done for the day, that you can have "me" time. I have also personally found it essential to not only find time for myself but also make use of that time in a way that is best for me and my holistic wellness. I have found the HeadSpace app to be an essential tool in helping me relax and generally feel more relaxed throughout the day, Guided meditation, even if you have a busy schedule, will make you feel more at ease and relaxed throughout the day as a whole (not just when you have the time to relax and focus on that "me" time).
Set a routine.Use Google Calendar.Set aside Me TimeWrite weekly to-do lists and use a planner.Find a peaceful and restful activity that will help you feel relaxed.
The reason why there is a lack of concentration while studying are multiple. I myself had to grow into a higher consciousness to see this, so don't think that I know everything and you don't.
It takes a lifetime to manage yourself to this level.
First I will state for you the reasons why studying is sometimes difficult, then I will give you options how to dissolve these resasons, but it is you that needs to do the work and keep at it for a long time.
First of all the reasons:
1. social or financial problems, which take up too much of your attention and uses up your mental energy.
2. worrying about the exams, which creates excessive stress and anxiety to fail.
3. not being interested in the material you need to study. If you can rally yourself into focussing, you can do it. But disinterest is a big reason and you really need to remotivate yourself if this is the problem. endurance and determination to do what you need to do are necessary for this. So kick out the laziness and get the job done.
So if you pinpoint for yourself what the reasons are in your case you can find a solution.
What you need to do next is relax, stop worrying and breathe.
1. Relaxing: go for a walk or do exercises. Running helps to focus and empower you.
2. Stop worrying: how? This is a tough one, but with the necessary determination you can.
Feel the freedom to talk to people about your worries, they can give you leverage on how to manage your fears and anxieties.
3. Breathing techniques are easy, just inhale in and out 30 times through your nose and fully exhale through your whole body. Do this in the early morning or when you get a chance but do it!
It will clear your mind and give you more uptake capacity for your studies. Also see google exhaling stress.
With these 3 methods your concentration power should increase. Though it's not easy it is worth the effort.
Concentration power comes from relaxing the mind.
2. Create a space specifically for studying
3 Eliminate ALL distractions
4 Take ownership of your own educatuon
5 negotiate your educational giaks with your professors
6 go to office hours
7 use libraryans and tutors
In my experience, rewriting the notes I took in class was the best way for me to actually absorb the material. Writing it all down forced me to pay attention to what I was reading and what I was supposed to get out of the material. As I re-wrote, I had a separate sheet of paper that I would write what I thought would be good test questions about the material, so that when I was reviewing before the test, I had a practice test that I made for myself. (This was advice given to me in graduate school, and I wished I had heard it earlier! It was a great help.)