8 Things to Keep in Your At-Home Study Space
Where you study can make a big difference in nursing school. While it’s great to switch up your location to regain a clear focus, your at-home study space should be just as stocked as your backpack. We spend a lot of time in our homes, and you’ll be thankful that you have a fully equipped desk. We’ve come up with a list must-have items for your study space.
- Post-it notes: Post-it notes are great for many reasons. Use them to bookmark your spot in your textbook, mark a page in your notes to review or write down questions that arise while studying. Post-it notes are also ideal for to-do lists.
- Highlighters: You’ll definitely want to have highlighters on hand while reading. A lot of students find it beneficial to highlight important concepts or keywords in their textbooks. When it comes time to study for an exam, you’ll be able to quickly find the information that you should focus on.
- Headphones and/or earplugs: Determine if you work best with headphones or earplugs. If you prefer some background noise, you’ll want to have headphones handy to listen to your study playlist on Spotify. If you’re someone who can’t focus with even the slightest noise, earplugs will become your best friend.
- Comfortable chair: Some people can effectively study in their beds or on a comfy couch. If you have trouble staying awake, you should opt for a desk set for your study space. As you begin to spend more time studying, a comfortable desk chair that properly supports your back will become extremely important.
- Candles: Some people can study just about anywhere. But if you’re someone who needs a quiet, clean and serene study space, you’d probably also benefit by putting your favorite candles to use. Candles are the perfect way to create a relaxing ambiance and calm your stress.
- Plenty of water: Drinking a lot of water while you study is proven to increase your ability to concentrate. People are slower to react, more tired and less focused when they are dehydrated. Drinking water will also help prevent stress eating, which many students resort to while studying.
- Lamps: The brighter, the better! Make sure your at-home study space is properly lit to prevent you from falling asleep. Plus, your eyes will thank you later. To have a little fun, buy a creative lamp (or fun lampshade) that will keep you inspired.
- Bookshelf: Your bookshelf doesn’t have to be huge, but you’ll want a few shelves to organize your textbooks, binders and notes. You can also dress up your bookshelf with picture frames and reminders of why you want to become a nurse.
Contact us if you’ve perfected your at-home study space and you’re ready for a new challenge. We would love to tell you more about our nursing programs in Boston. Happy studying!