Beat the heat: keep your brain active during Summer

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We all know that when the sun’s out, it can become much more difficult to stay indoors and study. The hotter weather can cause distractions, lack of focus, and the thought of studying can seem unbearable. But we have some tips to help you keep motivated and keep your brain active.

Change your environment

Staying indoors isn’t that tempting when you can see the sun shining through your windows. Instead of keeping yourself glued to your desk, try to shake things up by changing your study environment.

Try to sit in your garden in the shade, at a local park, or even at a coffee shop. The change of scenery can keep you motivated, productive, and tackle the fear of missing out on the hotter weather.

Set goals and stick to them

When studying, organisation is key. Keep yourself motivated by setting yourself goals and creating a study plan. Following a realistic schedule will help you to keep motivated and feel accomplished. In doing this, you’ll also be able to make the most out of your summer by planning activities around your study time.

Study with your peers

Some people find study groups keep them more engaged and motivated, whilst still experiencing the social element of summer. Reach out to other peers, even if you’re studying separate subjects. You can meet up in an air-conditioned location and encourage each other to reach those goals and stay on track.

Use technology

Keep your study journey exciting by searching for new applications, tutorials, or blogs that can help you remember the content. It can be difficult to concentrate in the heat, so using technology to your advantage can help break down your material into realistic chunks and motivate you to study more. Check out our blogs for career advice and further study tips.

Reward yourself

Just because you’re studying, that doesn’t mean you have to miss out on all of the fun. Rewarding yourself after studying or reaching specific topics or chapters can give you an incentive to keep going. After a long day of studying, treat yourself to some ice cream, socialise with friends, or even do some exercise to keep you motivated and energised.

It’ll be worth it in the end!

It might seem difficult to study right now, but think of all of the future summers you’ll have once you’ve finished. Reaching your career goals should give you a healthy work life balance where you’ll be able to take advantage of all of the summers to come. Keep going, stay motivated and you’ll reach your goals.

If you’re ready to start your career in accounting and have a rewarding summer, have a look at our AAT subscription course. You’ll gain access to all of the levels in AAT under one subscription, so set yourself a target this summer to make a difference!