Monday, October 9, 2023

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 𝐈 𝐚𝐦 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐛𝐨𝐭𝐡 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦. 𝐁𝐮𝐭, 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐲 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲 𝐢𝐧 𝐚 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐨𝐝𝐲 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐢𝐦𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐨𝐫𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐝𝐞𝐟𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐦𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐡𝐨𝐰 𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐠𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐨. 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐬𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐭𝐮𝐝𝐲 𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐧 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞


It is a dedicated study time of your day to prepare for exam. It is not for home assignments, it is to kickoff focussed time to study as per schedule.  

During this time you must strictly be honest to your routine, starting on time and maintaining discipline. To ensure nothing distracts you, keep even your mobile phone out of your room or reach and never study where the television is kept. It prevents temptation.

During this time, parents, relatives and friends should respect child’s dedicated study hour and not interfere whatsoever, by asking for something, knocking on the door, entering study space, making distracting noises and most importantly refrain disturbing arguments in the vicinity.


Often trying to adapt to our dedicated study hour gets disrupted when we do not inform everyone about your dedicated time. Announce your retreat hour like a hermit would do before going in for a strict retreat.

You may paste a note on the door, latch door from inside, close curtains and let others know what you don’t want to hear or do that time. The most important way to make it a discipline is by being consistent yourself in your routine.

Particularly, the parents must remind provide support by reminding children about their study hour to demonstrate care and trust. But do not remind in a harsh tone. It must be spoken like you are bidding farewell to your best friend, with motivating words than like sending a criminal to the cell by a policemen.


The dedicated time must not be used at a stretch for one single subject. It should be for and extent of 1-2 hours with recess every 30-40 minutes. 

Spread study minutes diversely among the subjects. Within the stretch of study hour, allocate two or more subjects to allows coverage and lessen stressing on one subject. 

It is advisable to nibble in bits than munch a massive bite. Your brain has a natural tendency to learn in bits, and this is coherent to the heart beat. Our heartbeat is not one big thud but 72 bits of beats. Furthermore, pauses between study and change of subject is like a treat to the brain.

You may give more time to subjects that need more practice and learning, and particularly those in which your performance is weaker. Know where to focus more time.


Your brain pays better attention when it is calm and clear, not when clouded by disruptive emotions and thoughts. The prefrontal cortex, the rational brain, functions at its optimal when it is calm. Similarly, when your eyes see a clean table, without clutters, it subconsciously prepares to set you into conscious mode to study.

Remove whatever is not required on your study table. The table must have only the book you want to focus, maybe a table clock and pen holder. If it inspires you to have your parent’s picture, so be it. 

Anything that will take away your time must be removed and kept away from your grab. Mobile phone and laptop are primary distractions, it disengaged you before you know it.  Use electronic gadgets only under explicit necessity during the focused study hours.


Spiritual practices of yoga and science have found that sitting straight and breathing have improved benefits on biological health of brain. 

Sitting upright in a comfortable chair keeps you awake and gives you sense of loyalty to your focussed study. Disciplining your pose increases your sense of discipline to your study and concentration. This act of physical readiness motivates you to study better.

It not advisable to lean back in a sofa,  to in sit bed wrapped up, to lean back against a wall, falling on the chest or any poses that will give you sense of repose rather than readiness to study.

Sometimes, walking and studying can have dual effect; it makes your blood run in your body which keeps you alert and you breath better and it feeds your brain with sense of seriousness in your study.


Brain needs nutrition constantly, and during focussed time, we tend to use large amount of stored energy. The water is used to cool or warm our body at an accelerated rate. In fact, when brain is focussed into action, foods are burnt faster and we lose more water through perspirations.

You must take sips of water from time to time and nibble on biscuits, nuts and fruits. You can treat yourselves during breaks and rests you take to nurture the need of your body and brain. You know, water is essential for blood to flow well and it works as a cooling agent when your body warms up.

If parents can serve these incentives to their children, it evokes sense of support, respect and inspiration of children to study.

The recess between study can also be used to stand and stretch, to sing and even dance for 10-15 minutes. You may also walk out of your room to disengage from the stress of study.


If it is possible and if it is what will lift your mood, it is advisable to play instrumental ambient music. It is said that playing music that has sounds of nature, low chirping birds and insects, flowing water and sound of bell and flute echoing enhance wakefulness. 

However, it can also be at your disadvantage if you are playing songs. However use of gadgets can tempt you to other things in it. Even a call or message tone can distract you. If you intend, keep the device far from your reach, or avoid using it totally.

The early birds and insects begin to make melody from three in the morning, signifying height of natural wakefulness. In the village, rooster sounds his music at three! The sages of the past said that at this prime hour, the nature is at its purest, quietest and calmest state. The air is free from pollutants of yesterday and not polluted by the day’s activities!

This is one of the reasons why 3’O clock is the optimal time to meditate, study and engage into mental analysis. Even Lord Buddha attained his final enlightenment sometime around 3.00 AM, suddenly emanating aura of light around him. 


𝑹𝒆𝒎𝒆𝒎𝒃𝒆𝒓, 𝒐𝒇 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒅𝒐, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒇𝒊𝒓𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒊𝒔 𝒑𝒂𝒚𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒖𝒏𝒘𝒂𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒕𝒐 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓, 𝒕𝒐 𝒈𝒂𝒛𝒆 𝒂𝒕 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓’𝒔 𝒇𝒂𝒄𝒆, 𝒕𝒐 𝒄𝒂𝒑𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒅 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝒆𝒏𝒉𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆. 

𝑰𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒂𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒓𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒊𝒏𝒅𝒐𝒘 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒊𝒎𝒃𝒊𝒃𝒆 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒂𝒖𝒈𝒉𝒕. 𝑰𝒇 𝒚𝒐𝒖 𝒍𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒅𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 𝒃𝒐𝒐𝒌 𝒘𝒉𝒆𝒏 𝒕𝒆𝒂𝒄𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒅𝒆𝒎𝒐𝒏𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒕𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒆𝒙𝒑𝒍𝒂𝒊𝒏, 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒆𝒚𝒆𝒔 𝒔𝒆𝒆𝒔 𝒘𝒊𝒍𝒍 𝒅𝒊𝒍𝒖𝒕𝒆 𝒘𝒉𝒂𝒕 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒚𝒐𝒖𝒓 𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒔. 𝑨𝒕𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒊𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒕𝒐𝒐𝒍 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒘𝒆𝒍𝒍.

(This is the way I had practiced in my school days and many scientific research on school performers affirms too)

Namgyal Tshering




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