With some form of learning at home happening pretty much everywhere, focus and attention spans are a real challenge for us all. But never fear….there are some things that you can do to make this easier than you think. And the golden nugget is that school work takes way less time if you focus. Score!
Here are 5 tips! Give them a try!
1. DO ONE THING AT A TIME
This means putting your phone away or any distractions out of the room. Set a timer, with an age specific time, and really buckle down and focus for the whole time. No getting up to go to the bathroom. No snacks. No answering a text. No walking around. No standing on your head. You get the picture. Try focusing 100% for 15 mins at a time and see how much you actually accomplish. I think you’ll be surprised!
Headphones are a must with so much online learning. Busy families make a lot of noise so a good pair of headphones per person helps to cancel out the noise around them.
3. GOOD SPACE
Find a good spot to do your school work. It doesn’t have to be fancy but it shouldn’t be in your bed and you should be sitting up and not laying down. Speaking of that, if you get dressed for school you’ll be in “super learning mode” and things won’t take so long.
4. PLAN TO TAKE BREAKS
Even just a 5 min exercise or “phone” break does wonders to help you focus on your school work.
Trying using a real analog clock instead of relying on the computer or tablet. This gives everyone practice telling time and helps keep distractions down.