Using Mindfulness for Better Focus While Studying

Mindfulness is a practice of bringing one's attention to the present moment in a non-judgmental way.

Practicing mindfulness while studying can help with:

Here are some ways to apply mindfulness when studying:

  1. Before beginning, take a few deep breaths to center yourself.
  2. As you study, bring your full attention to the material.
  3. When distracted, gently return your focus without judgment.
  4. Notice thoughts and feelings without getting caught up in them.
  5. Be aware of physical sensations like hunger, discomfort or fatigue.
  6. Take short mindfulness breaks during your study session.

Practicing mindfulness while studying can help you:

Even 5-10 minutes of mindfulness practice before and during studying can boost your focus, comprehension and retention of the material.