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How to transition between study mode and home life

Posted on 16/10/2019 by

Writing a to-do list at the end of each study session is a great way to transition from study mode to home life.

There are lots of negatives associated with commuting from home to work or college – the time, the cost, the reliance on public transport. 

But, one good thing about commuting is that it helps you transition from home life to study mode (and vice versa).

When you Study From Home, it all blends together. Most of the time, this is awesome. But sometimes, it can make it hard to switch off.

If you find yourself thinking about your studies all the time – or you feel distracted when you’re with your family – you might find it beneficial to create some healthy transitions between studying and home life.

Here are some ideas.

Get dressed for your desk

Take the time to shower, get dressed into something presentable (no trackies!) and do your hair. The simple process of getting ready will signal to your brain that it’s time to study. 

Once you’ve finished studying, do the opposite – ditch your professional clothes for your favourite around-the-house fashion.

Follow your study schedule

When you join ITC Study From Home, you’ll be prompted to create a study schedule. This is where you visually map out the hours you have available for study throughout the week.

Try to follow your study schedule as closely as possible. During allocated study hours, focus on your studies. And during downtime, let yourself relax – knowing that if you follow your study schedule tomorrow, you’ll catch up.

Pack away your study things

At the end of each study session, pack away your study gear (or throw a sheet over your desk). Out of sight, out of mind!

Make sure you switch off all your devices, too.

Write a to-do list for tomorrow

When your study session is coming to an end, spend some time writing tomorrow’s to-do list. 

The act of writing a list will help you feel organised for the next day, so you can relax and enjoy your evening.

Go for a walk

After a long day of studying, you’ll probably need to clear your head. Lace up your walking shoes and pound the pavement for a stress-relieving post-study ritual.

You might also enjoy swapping out a walk for something like yoga, reading, or dancing.

Find what works for you

Separating study life from home life is one of the biggest challenges of studying from home, but ultimately – it’s a blessing. You have a huge level of influence over your day and the opportunity to create little rituals and routines that work for you.

Whether that’s finishing your study session with a walk or throwing a towel over your desk, that’s totally up to you. 

Do you have any helpful tips for transitioning from study life to home life? Share your tips in the comments below.

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