Updated: Dec 6, 2020
1. Take away all distractions!
This may seem like a no brainer, but it really works! By putting away your phone, your favorite book, and removing a pet from your vicinity, you will be able to have a clearer focus when getting down to business. Some ways that you can put away your phone is by putting it across from the room you are sitting in. Try to refrain from your phone or book during class but during breaks feel free to use them. This will create an award for you during your breaks and staying away during class.
2. Make sure the room is comfortable!
The room you are working in should be at the perfect temperature for you! If you are too hot or too cold, you will not be able to focus on what you are learning and instead focus on the temperature of the room. Make sure that you are secluded from any noise in the household. This will help tremendously by creating a safe space for you to freely learn, without noise distractions.
3. Make sure you have snacks and drinks handy!
The less you have to get up out of your seat, the more concentrated you will be. Having water by your desk with a healthy snack will get you through until your break. Water is the best drink option because it is unlike a soda or energy drink, you will not crash off of the sugar. For snacks, something with high protein is important. Nuts and fruit are great options to keep you going through your class.
4. Clean/organized environment!
Making sure that your space is clean and organized is another way that you can stay focused in class. When your mind is wondering about the mess on your desk while learning an important lesson, it can take away from the amount you are learning.
5. Take breaks!
Being on a screen all day can be very stripping to your relationship with the outdoors. Make your way outdoors to cleanse the mind of the influence of technology. A walk or bike ride is recommended on a nice day. Even sitting outside silently or with music is a great idea as well. All in all, keep going outside to create a better mindset when learning online.