Can you really concentrate, study and learn well if it’s too hot, too cold, or if you’re hungry? How about if you have a headache, or gotta go the toilet? NO WAY! Effective learning means being in the right state. Ideally, you want to be in a comfortable environment. Addressing all physical concerns, like an empty belly or thirsty mouth really helps. Otherwise the brain will switch off and focus on those more immediate needs.
How about if you just had an argument with your significant other? NOPE. In that case, the brain is concerned with safety and security and learning is at the bottom of the list. So, emotional self-control and learning to let go of drama is important for your success. You are in charge and can create a place for yourself to get your studying done that is just right. It takes planning and time management, but know that the payoff is huge!
Millicent St. Claire is a speaker, trainer, author, attitude adjustment expert, accelerated learning specialist and is one of the top PhotoReading Instructors in the world. As the creator of the LIGMO Self-Mastery Process she encourages a culture where everyone can just "Let It Go and Move On!" and be their best selves. At CampusTalkBlog she encourages students to adjust their attitudes to adopt new and liberating study habits and to LET GO of any ridiculous attitudes that may be holding them back.