Offbeat studying techniques #5: Using Social Media to study better

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  • Use Social Media (SnapChat et al.) for better studying.

Okay so have we gone mad here, and finally lost the plot? Using social media - snapchat et al. - to study better?

How can this possibly work?

For this tip, we use social media as a reward for achieving a particular goal.

Bear with us:

  1. Set your goals for the study session eg: by the end of this assignment I will have completed assignment 'X' and started Chapter 1 of Textbook 'Y'.
  2. Set yourself a reward having completed the goal. Here we're saying SnapChat; but whatever your favourite social media is. Actually if you're not that into social media, just set a reward that floats ya boat.
  3. Before beginning, lie down on your bed and take a few deep breaths.
  4. Say to yourself: I am going to use my willpower to achieve this goal, and then I'm going to really enjoy a good session on SnapChat, or whatever the reward is you've set.
  5. Visualise yourself carrying out the goal and enjoying the reward.
  6. Switch off the phone and get busy. Logout of Facebook on the laptop.
  7. Sometimes you need more time to achieve a goal than you thought. This could be frustrating. Say to yourself: "This goal will take longer to complete. I will extend the timeframe for achieving the goal and enjoy the reward still, as I applied msyelf to the goal."

As you can imagine, there are lots of possible different methods based around this; find a variation that works for you.

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