Internet is valuable for a lot of things including studying. When you are connected to a high speed Internet, you can easily download books, videos or software programs that could assist you in your studies. However, when the Internet is used for other things such as social networking, online games or reading manga instead of focusing on your assignments, it can be a HUGE disadvantage.
If you are studying but you feel that Internet is distracting you, it can be really frustrating. In order to help you become more productive in your studies, read these helpful tips that can help you avoid Internet distraction and addiction.
1. Disconnect your Internet connection.
Getting rid of the source of your distraction is the very first thing you can do. It can be difficult especially if you have become hooked to it but think about your studies. Studying is more important than anything you can do with the Internet. You can switch off your wireless, pull out the Ethernet cable or turn off your modem. There are even routers that enable you to set times for Internet usage. If you have made a study schedule, ensure that your Internet is turned off at that time.
2. Stop wasting precious time with the Internet.
This can mean something like checking your email every 10 minutes or going back to your profile every now and then to see if your status has been updated. If you are to check and respond to emails, update your social networking status and do some research, do it at a specified schedule each day. You can reserve something like an hour to do all the things you have to do with the Internet. After such time, try spending your free time doing other productive things like reading.
3. Make a study plan and follow it.
Make a weekly plan and set time for studying each subject. Also include in your plan your break time, which can include your time to use the Internet, watch television and eat. In creating your plan, prioritize the things that should come first and these include your schoolwork and studies. Of course, you can’t just work all week so plan smartly what you will do with your free time.
4. Study effectively.
People have different preferences for studying. There are some who prefer to study alone in a quiet room while others prefer some music or with a group. Find out what works best for you and follow it. In order for you to make much use of your study time, always study the needed chapters for the week. Never fall behind your studies. But if you can read in advance, do so. It would be better if you were always in front and never behind your studies.
The moment you have some work to do, finish it immediately before seeing anything that can distract you such as your Internet. If you procrastinate, you would possibly forget the more important things that you should have done first.