Hello friends!! We are day 3 on my 12 days of blgmas which means that there are 9 days until christmas!! Naturally, you may be getting pretty excited! I know am! Excitement is a double-edged sword, for me at least, I love the feeling, but I get so so so distracted!
You probably know the feeling- it’s the last day of school before winter break and one of your teachers insists on sqeazing in one more lesson before you can go home and celebrate the coming of Christmas! Honestly, that teacher is out of their mind to think that anyone is going to pay attention.
For some, this excited and dazed state can come early! That means that anything not holiday related becomes irrelevant, especially school. Today, I am going o share a few tips to help you combat this and stay focused in school in the days leading up to Christmas!
Put your phone away
Okay, so this one really goes for the entire year, but it’s especially important now. There are so many reasons to get distracted, and it’s just easier if your phone isn’t one of them. I reccomend putting your phone in a separate room, or away in a drawer. I keep my phone in my desk drawer and it keeps me off of it most of the time, but some days I dont pay a lick of attention to my classes! So, it really depends on you.
Swap out christmas tunes for lofi
Lo-fi is really calming music without lyrics (for the most part). It’s almost like white noise, but music! A guy in my history class recommended it to me last year, and it’s what I put on whenever I need sound to focus. I really like study on clouds, but there are tons of options! Regular music would work for this too, just don’t listen to festive music (as amazing as it is)!!
Write down your thoughts
Keep a little piece of paper, or a sticky note on your desk to jot down any happy Christmas thoughts you may have! I did this when I was excited about a trip abroad and it helped a bunch! By writing your thoughts down, you just put them on hold- you can go back later and read your notes to pick up where you left off!
Turn your camera on
Ew, I know, but this will force you to look at your screen. I don’t know about you, but my taechers have started forcing us to turn our cameras on and I am not a fan. This may also be something that you may want to consider doing regularly, but that’s also cruel and unusual, so maybe not. It will also make your teachers happy which is nice.
Move to a non-decorated room
Looking at a christmas countdown or your gorgeous tree will add to your excitement. If you need to focus, it’s best to, like before, get rid of all Christmas things while you work. Move to a room that doesn’t have a load of decor. Obviously, you may not be able to do this, but it’s just an addition way to block out all holiday cheer for a few hours. A change of scenery may also be nice!
Those are my tips for you all! They’re pretty basic, but I hope they help you stay focused in the coming days! Before you go, make sure that you’re subscribed to my blog and following my Instagram, so you don’t miss out on the holiday content that’s coming soon!! Come back tomorrow for another holiday-related post, but while you’re waiting, you can also catch up on all of the rest of my holiday content HERE! Thanks for reading and happy blogmas!!
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5 thoughts on “How to Stay Focused in School Despite Holiday Excitement”
I’ve been listening to lofi music, and helps me be productive!! I always get distracted by the lyrics with Christmas music, so listening to lofi really helps, especially with the fact that it doesn’t have lyrics and is very calming.
Yes!! It always gets my in “the zone” lol💓
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Such good tips Meghan! Yess honestly I need to put my phone away more often because ever since I started online school I’ve been using my phone a lot more! Great Post!
Thanks so much Zainab!!
Really good tips Meghan!! Have a lovely christmas! x