7. Take a break
Psychology research has shown that our ability to stay focused on a single task declines after about 20-25 minutes. It seems like a short amount of time- and it is. It may be hard to get in the “groove” with these short intervals, but it’s been proven to be the best for learning new information.
How can you do it? This learning strategy was designed by neuropsychologist Francesco Cirillo. Set a timer for 20 minutes intervals. When time is up, take a short break and do something comfortable, like chatting with someone, checking your email, stretching, etc. and drink water, because a dehydrated brain doesn’t perform as well as a hydrated one. After a few minutes, get back to studying.