If there’s something about momentum, it’s that once it’s disrupted abruptly, it goes back to zero. Meaning you have to start all over again, from the top. Then you must rise steadily until you get back to where you left off. There’s no pause button for it, only a reset one.
So when you’re studying and you ‘get in the zone’, it’ll do you good to stay in that zone until you’re done with what you were doing. When things are flowing so smoothly, you can even go past where you were supposed to end, and it’s all good because everything is getting in.
But if you’re in the zone, and someone or something snatches you out of it, it’s near impossible to come back and continue where you left off, with as much enthusiasm as when you left. Gusto when studying dies quickly.
So before you start studying, inform your friends or family, or whoever with the potential to distract you, that you’ll be busy for a specified period of time. Hang up a ‘Do Not Disturb’ sign, if you must.
Turn your phone off, or if you need it for a timer or something, put it on airplane mode. We know the moment you hear a ‘ping’, you will check your phone, and it never ends on just checking who texted you. If you have a complete lack of self-control, hand your phone to someone with strong resolve, and ask them to give it to you only at a particular time.
Do not try to convince yourself you will control your urge to use your phone! Chances are you won’t.
And don’t study anywhere near a person watching anything on tv or on a laptop. You can’t concentrate if you keep peeking or perking your ears up to listen.
Lastly, do unto others as you’d like them to do to you. Therefore, when you see a friend or relative studying, don’t disturb them. If it’s not an emergency, and you don’t need to speak to them, then leave them alone Even if they didn’t ask you to.