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# How to focus

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Manager
Joined: 08 Oct 2016
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Concentration: General Management, Finance
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19 Feb 2017, 07:56
I have an exam schedule on 30 March
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Got Q42,V17
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Joined: 01 Jan 2014
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Location: India
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30 Oct 2017, 21:49
no mobile
breaks after 45 min
good amount of caffeine
and during breaks listen to music
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Joined: 30 Apr 2017
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Location: United States
GMAT Date: 11-02-2017
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30 Oct 2017, 22:09
Geraldgarcia wrote:
To avoid distraction while studying, first want to avoid internet. The internet is one of the biggest distractions. Make sure that you take lots of breaks from time to time and this will help you to stay focused when you are studying. Take a deep breath when you’re about to get distracted. Get eight hours of sleep every night.

In case I study online, how do I turn off my internet? Is there any other way?
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Joined: 29 Jan 2018
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09 Apr 2018, 12:26
I got three simple advices & tools that work well for me.

First: Phone away
Never take your phone with you, even if you have breaks. When I have my phone, I always end up taking more breaks, even if I set a limit. I also get lost on social media easily. Putting your phone away and in airplane mode (or giving it to a person you trust that can keep it the time you study) will always work.

Two: Use podomoro
Podomoro is a small tool that you can easily download on Mac or Windows. It sets a timer: 25min for work, 5 min for break. It works so well and forces you to focus and not lose time. Still the best productive tool I tried. Also works with a watch. I often end up working for 3h+ without watching the time with this technique.

Three: If, even when you put your phone away, you still check social medias or distracting websites, use Cold Turkey.
Cold Turkey is a software that blocks websites. You can set the time, choose the pages you want to block, etc. Super useful as well.

Combining those 3 works really well, especially if you're often using your computer.
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Joined: 05 Apr 2018
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11 Apr 2018, 00:36
See, you need to have a concrete goal and also you should have a concrete plan on how to achieve that goal. So, it is a good idea to create a schedule: you will see when do you have to do particular things, when do you have to relax and when do you have to refresh. When you miss a working hour - the next day you will have to do more, isn't it a sort of motivation? And don't overdo - you won't be productive if you are exhausted. Also, organize your working place not to be distracted and sleep well.
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Joined: 05 May 2018
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06 May 2018, 04:55
Find a friend to study. Choose a sensible and focused student. It does not have to be your best friend, because it can distract you. Learning with someone in a couple is a very good idea since you can share your thoughts, opinions and see things in a different perspective.
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09 May 2018, 12:53
Worst case, try to meditate at the same time everyday, for 5-10 minutes, prior to the studying The same time everyday! It'll help you focus.
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13 May 2018, 05:14
Do not forget to sleep at least 8 hours a night. Lack of sleep does not help to concentrate at all
Re: How to focus &nbs [#permalink] 13 May 2018, 05:14
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