How to burn brightly in 2015

Easy ways to keep attention, energy, and motivation through long periods of study

Every fire needs stoking. To keep a steady flame you every now and then add a little bit of fuel, while you pay attention to the height of the blaze. The best burn for ages. It’s all about pacing and knowing how to work with the sources of fuel that you have.

It’s the same with studying, we promise, and we’re going to show you how.

Three easy ways

We’ve tried and tested a number of methods to re-energise while studying, which help students across the UK — from the massive libraries in Edinburgh to the cosy halls in London.

Try them out and see what works for you.

1) Music

Music is probably the best thing for many students, and is seen by many big brains to help you focus and relax through any particular study period. But there’s a catch.

It might be one of those tricks that only works for certain people, because really, you sitting in a room enduring Mozart because you think it’s going to turn you in to a genius almost certainly won’t work. You have to like the music in the first place to get into that groovy study zone.

But should you find it or not, there’s something that can help even more.

2) Friends

When you’ve got lots of learning on, stick with a study buddy and stay fuelled. Difficult modules are always made much easier if you’ve got someone you can talk over the parts with. And you’re at an even stronger advantage if the person knows how to explain the bits that you don’t get.

Equally, you can return the favour and help them understand your strong points. By teaming up like this, you can save a lot of time and energy that you might have spent looking for the answer. Now what’s the best thing about answers?

3) Rewards

Our final way to keep motivated is to make sure that you have a reward, a light at the end of the tunnel. Now there are conflicting ideas and opinions about how rewards work.

But it’s fair to say that if you want it to work as a goal, you’ll need another person to be in control – after all it’s not really a reward if you get it either way.

Imagine you’re a student at the Castings using this method. You could buddy up so that if you achieve your study goals for the week then you would go see a gig, or a night out or some kind of special event where the show is bright and brilliant.

Brilliant and bright

After you follow the above tips you’ll have the attention, energy and motivation for a long period of study. Give each one a go and see which works best for you.

And if you’d like to spend those studious hours in our accommodation, get in touch with us soon.

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