10 Oct The Sweet Spot for Studying
With all of the advancements we have made in society these days it can be very hard to separate yourself from the distractions of the outside world and focus on what’s important in furthering your professional career.
The Importance of a Study Environment
Studies have shown that the environment you put yourself in can heavily affect your studying habits and your ability to dedicate yourself to your work.
According to a Harvard experiment, a disorganized and messy work environment can undermine a person’s persistence in completing tasks. A chaotic and disheveled work environment can pose a threat to people’s sense of personal control, thus diminishing their mental resources and hindering their ability to self-regulate.
This emphasizes the importance of a proper study environment that encourages your work ethic and leaves you with minimal distractions.
It is often times difficult to create, or find, a proper study environment in your own home or living space. People are often too familiar with their environment and are aware of the endless possibilities for distraction; some therapists and life coaches even cite that working on difficult tasks in a space meant for enjoyment can attach negative feelings and energy to that space. It is often recommended to avoid working on stressful activities in your living room or bedroom to avoid associating that space with negative and stressful tasks.
Classic Study Environments
Many people look to another establishment for the appropriate environment to keep them focused and productive.
Some of the most common places for people to study are:
- The library
- A coffee shop
- A bookstore
- The park
- A classroom
- A friend’s house
- A community center
What do all of these places have in common? They are away from your home, peaceful, quiet, and people at these locations tend to also be focusing on their own tasks.
Maybe you’ve already tried most of these places and are feeling like something is missing, or you’re needing more. A coffee and donut shop might be right for you.
Why a Coffee and Donut Shop is the Right Choice
Let’s look at the other options.
A classroom can carry those stressful feelings that you might get during a test or important presentation, so working in a classroom could add to your stress and make you feel uncomfortable.
The park is an enjoyable place to be, but there are too many distractions. People could talk to you, dogs could bark incessantly, the wind could blow away your papers, or any events could draw your attention away from the task you should be focusing on.
A friend’s house and a community center are nearly the same reason you shouldn’t do your work in your home. These are areas you tend to associate with positive interactions and fun times, not stressful and important tasks.
A library and a bookstore are great places to study because of how quiet and neat they are, but sometimes you need that extra boost to kick yourself into action. The perfect solution for that can be found at a coffee and donut shop.
Coffee shops tend to be very aesthetically pleasing and have soothing lights and music playing. The aroma of coffee and its energizing caffeine will have you enthralled and dedicated to your work.
We know it is nearly impossible to stay focused 100 percent of the way through your work, so take small breaks and reward yourself with a treat after reaching a checkpoint in your work. A donut is the perfect way to reward yourself for all of your hard work.
Zombie Coffee and Donuts is the studying location you’ve been looking for. Located close to The University of Georgia and The University of South Carolina campuses, you will find the studying sweet spot that offers you 1 dollar coffee refills, free wifi, outlets by table, and an extensive combination of donut toppings.