jvrlopez wrote: »
Turn off all music, turn off the TV, and put the phone on silent and out of arms' reach.
If the construction work behind my apartment isn't going on or too loud, I'll open the sliding door to the balcony to get some nice radiant sounds going.
I also make sure to tell my wife to not disturb me unless it's important. I also drink a lot of water and take some B12 to get "in the zone"
Iristheangel wrote: »
It's actually really hard for me to focus. I'm a bit on the ADHD side so when I put aside study time, I have to stop responding to IMs, turn off music, stop checking e-mails, put my phone on silent, etc. After enough time studying, I usually give into the urge to check e-mail, TE, Facebook, and other things which wastes about 10-20 minutes and then I have to get back into the zone.
The one thing that does help me stay on track is taking notes or labbing side-by-side while studying. It's a lot harder to break away from it that way because I feel like I'm interrupting something. I'm not one of those people who can just watch a video and take it in or else my mind starts to wander.
gadav478 wrote: »
I listen to rain...
It blocks out noise so I can read a chapter or two at work when we've got downtime.