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What are some ways to focus in school?

I find school so boring and I don't focus. I'm passing all my classes but idk what I can do to focus my mind in school. Any tips on ways for me to stay focused in school?

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Michel’s Answer

Taking away distractions can be really helpful. If you are studying at a desk I believe it is extremely helpful to have it facing away from other people and not towards a window. I personally get distracted anytime someone walks by a window so having a desk towards a wall eliminates that. Noise cancelling headphones are an absolute lifesaver. It makes it so you can’t hear distractions and this is huge when studying in college because people around you can be really loud. Develop endurance in studying. Start with studying for 20 minutes and take a 5 minute break and do this for some time and get up to studying for 35 minutes with a 7.5 minute break. Finally once you have mastered that try and study for 50 minutes with a 10 minute break. Getting a solid 50 minutes without distractions is one of the best goals and allows you to knock out a lot of material in a short period of time. It takes endurance though don’t think you are going to be able to just start studying for that long without a break work up towards it and be gentle with your self if you struggle at first. Next keep your phone away from you whenever you are studying that little buzzing will get you every time. Get a good nights sleep sounds intuitive but it works absolute wonders. Set a time you go to bed and put your phone away at least 30 minutes before that so you can go to sleep at a decent time. Depending on how you study find a friend and work together to develop good study patterns.

You are taking a great step to improve and for that I am proud of you. If you have any more questions let me know and I can clarify some of these if you would like.
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Kylen’s Answer

Hi, great question I agree school can be really boring. When I was in school I had a hard to time staying focused i felt that it either wasn't challenging enough or I felt it was not relevant for what I wanted to do. Developing an interest in school can be a challenge for many students, but there are ways to make it more engaging. One way is to find a connection between what you are learning and your life or interests. This can help you see the relevance of the material and make it more interesting. Talk to your teachers if you are struggling to find interest in a particular subject or course. They may be able to help you understand the material better or suggest ways to make it more engaging. I know it can be challenging to get interested in something that doesn't initially spark our curiosity. However, our perspective plays a significant role in how we approach learning. By reframing our mindset and finding a way to view the subject or task as exciting or interesting, we can trick ourselves into feeling motivated to engage with it. School is not for everyone, and sometimes we have to force ourselves to push through until we reach a level of comfort and complete the class. This is necessary in order to move on to something that we are more passionate about.
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