If you are preparing to take the UPSC prelims 2020, then you would know that clearing the IAS exams requires intense, planned and devoted preparation. You might have to lock yourself up in your study room for at least an hour at a stretch in order to concentrate better. The ambience of your room plays an important part in your being able to focus and study faster for the IAS exam. There are certain ways you can enhance your study room/environment while preparing for the UPSC civil services exam. A few handy tips are given below:
- ENOUGH LIGHT
Your room should have enough natural lighting. You should not strain your eyes trying to read. Preferably artificial lights should be used only after sunset.
Your study room should be airy and ventilated. To be able to sit for long hours in your room, it should not get stuffy and uncomfortable. You should preferably sit by the window while you study.
- GET RID OF DISTRACTIONS
Remove all objects of distraction like the television, music system, etc. It is better if these objects are elsewhere so that you don’t have any temptation to switch them on.
- AWAY FROM NOISE
If possible, let your study room be one that is secluded from the rest of the house or place of stay. You can concentrate better with minimum noise and least interference from other people.
Place motivational sayings or pictures on your wall. Reading something inspirational or a quote by your favourite icon can motivate you when you feel down and out. Examples of a few motivational quotes that can push you forward and overcome your disinclination to IAS preparation:
“Work until your idols become your rivals.”
“I CAN AND I WILL.”
BE A WARRIOR, NOT A WORRIER.”
- STOCK IT UP
Stock your room with essential food and water supplies. Do this to avoid getting up and going out for these things. Frequent interruptions break your flow and you will take double the time to finish off the portions.
- UTILITARIAN FURNITURE
Have a comfortable and practical table and chair. Don’t sit on your bed or couch and study. It prevents you from fully focusing and also can make you feel drowsy. You must also have a proper place to keep your laptop/desktop and all your books.
Place all the required stationery like notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, markers, etc. nearby.
Having the right ‘mood’ to study takes a bit of preparation especially when you are preparing for the very demanding UPSC civil services exams.
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