3 Reasons Why: Never To Do Homework In Bed
If you’re an online student, you probably spend a lot of time planning how and when you’ll finish all of your assignments. You’ll examine your schedule and then look for a time when you can get some reading done.
Some students will even write down in their schedule the exact times they will be working each day. That’s a wise approach, and I support it.
Have you, on the other hand, thought about where you’ll get your work done?
Because the majority of people believe that where you work has no bearing on your life.
I’m here to tell you that where you decide to do homework plays a significant role in how much work you get done, especially as an online student. And what’s the worst place to try to be productive? Your bed.
Here are three reasons why you’d be better off studying anywhere other than your bed:
1. Studying in bed limits focus.
Consider all of the reasons you adore your bed. Warm covers, soft cushions, and putting off duty by pushing “Snooze” are all quite appealing, but they’re even more so when compared to doing your schoolwork.
It’s essential not to place yourself in a position to fail right away because your bed will tempt you to stop working and sleep. If you don’t get out of bed, it’s easy to let the coziness of your bed steal your focus. Believe me, I was a victim of this before I realized what was going on.
And if your bed doesn’t cause you to lose attention, the rest of your room will. Your television, smartphone, or laundry will all draw your attention and provide you with an opportunity to postpone.
When it comes to concentration, a chair, and a desk are the best options. The best option is to use a standing desk, but not everyone has one. Then, once you’ve finished your work, you can unwind in your bed, satisfied.
2. Studying in bed decreases productivity.
Even if you can concentrate on your bed, it is hardly a productive working environment.
First and foremost, there is a fear of not having enough space to spread out your research for a paper or study materials for an exam. You’ll spend time and energy sifting through papers in search of the information you need. You can better gather and organize your things at a long desk.
Second, while you’re resting in bed for hours on end, there’s no way to receive a productivity boost from standing. Because standing provides fresh blood and oxygen to the brain, which promotes optimal brain function, I’m a strong supporter of standing when I work. Your body isn’t built to sit for long periods of time.
Before you think you need to spend hundreds of dollars for a standing desk, try putting your laptop on your dresser, propped up on books or a shelf, or get creative by putting your desk on risers (just be sure it’s safe and sturdy!). You now have a “standing desk” without breaking the bank.
3. Studying in bed hurts to sleep.
I’ve already mentioned how working in an environment that your body associates with sleep might make you drowsy and difficult to concentrate. Working in your bed, on the other hand, makes it more difficult to fall asleep. Working from your bed is a double whammy!
Because your body has been programmed to equate your bed with studying or doing homework when you lie down to call it a night, your mind will continue to ponder. Studying in bed earlier in the day deprives you of sleep.
To be healthy, retain new information, handle stress, and operate at its best each day, your body requires proper sleep. No one deserves to be deprived of sleep.
So now you know not to study in bed to safeguard your focus, productivity, and sleep (or even your bedroom, if possible). Making an effort to find a peaceful area where you’re comfortable — but not too comfortable — can be the key to success because your study space is so crucial.