If this doesn’t help, go to a study place where you have to be silent and where it’s usual to not take any devices with you.
But if you think like, I can better study if I watch YouTube or Netflix, just do it then. Do what’s best for you. For me, it’s ‘wrong’ to watch YouTube or Netflix while studying, but my sister, for example, can concentrate even more when she watch YouTube or Netflix. Just try different things and do what’s best for you. I know you can do it!
Recently I’ve limited my social media till after 8pm. Just started this last week and I actually forgot to check FB on Friday and Saturday. That’s a miracle for me. So maybe try to limit your time on Netflix and YouTube.
Also, I will pick a Netflix movie and only watch it when I’m exercising or folding clothes. So you accomplish something while you watch.
Finally, I set a timer for 15, 10, or 5 minutes and do something productive until the timer goes off. I really try to do 15 minute increments. I tell myself I can stop and do something fun when timer dings. Most times I’m willing to reset the timer 3 more times. Then after an hour I take a 15 minute break. Maybe you could use that as your YouTube break. After awhile it gets easier.
- How do you motivate yourself to study/learn every day?
- I would like to know how you manage to do the evening routine even if you’re absolutely knackered.
- How do you find people to share your curiosity and discoveries with as you learn? When I come across something fascinating, I want to share it, but most of my friends aren’t really into physics (or metaphysics), and I don’t want to bore them.
- How can I stay focused on studying without getting distracted?
- How do you integrate learning a new language into your day to day schedule?
- What are some good study techniques for someone who is struggling with depression and with that, lack of motivation and the need for extra sleep! Thank you!
- How do you deal with guilt and shame when you really want to get out of bed and get everything done but you physically are not able because you need the sleep in order to recover from the previous day? This usually happens to me when I have a day off and need to use it to meet upcoming deadlines and catch up on things.
- How do you keep yourself on-task? I’m so easily distracted.
- How do you study more in less time?
- How many days per week do you study? How much would you say is enough?