If you’re reading this article, chances are you want to learn new things that can dramatically improve your life. And in your heart there’s a huge desire that you want to get yourself to the next level.
What do you want to learn to get yourself to the next awesome level? Is it a skill set? Is it a new business that you wanna create?, for instances, marketing strategies, clever way to utilize social media, how to build your blog website, best way to increase your followers, etc. Orr could be that you want to go back to school and get another degree. Orrr could simply be that you want to learn a new language.
No matter which new thing do you want to dive into, start doing research such as google it and youtube it are often the time how you get yourself started. That’s fantastic, you’re doing the right thing about doing researches first. However, after a period of time that you’ve been researching, you found out that there are TONS of information that you need to get yourself be familiar with.
The more you researched, the more you found out that there’s just too much information to consume in a short time. The stunning amount of new knowledge which you just found totally overwhelmed you.
And then your family called and asked if you can give them a favor. Your friends messaged you saying they encountered situation that makes them upset and they’re asking if you can accompany them. Oh shoot, you forgot you need to go to the bank and jeez you also need to do groceries. All of a sudden a mountain pile of things landed on you.
With crushing attitude you believe yourself can deal with all things, and you actually got 90% of things on the list done! The problem is, the 10% is the very skill you want to learn for yourself. the skill that will determine which level are you going to be at in the future. There’s so much info that you researched last time still waiting for you to digest them. and there’s not enough time for you to do. Results? two kinds: either you postpone and plan to do the tasks some other day and that day never happens OR you become a faster learner and being able to digest information effectively and efficiently.
Here are 3 tips that actually works that can help you becoming a faster learner. By utilizing these 3 tips, you can increase your learning speed along the way of working towards your dream goal for your life.
Recall the time when we were back in college, staying in the dorm? What’s that like? In the room there are desks, closets, beds. What can you do in the room? Sleep, Snack, Dine, Study, Socialize with friends and almost anything. That’s one space for multiple purpose, which confused your brain. It didn’t know what productivity it should be functioning.
Separate your space and assign specific function. For instances, area A: study area. Once you enter, you change into 110% focus learning mode. Whereas area B: dining area. You relax and enjoy your snacks/meals. And Area C: sleeping area. And so on.
Therefore, instead of lying on your bed, using your laptop doing your work. Get yourself into study area. Immerse yourself in 110% focus status and maximize your productivity.
Surprise! yes it is sleep. Not only can help you learn faster but also can form you long term memories.
Scientists have done a research: they separated people into two groups, assign the same task: Learn 16 words in 2 learning sessions. (in this research, it’s French words that test groups need to be learning)
Group 1 , sessions are “Day 1 morning+Day 1 night”
Group 2, sessions are “Day 1 night+ Day 2 morning”
Guess which group memorize more words?
“Group 2!” On average group 2 remembered 10/16 words versus group 1 can only remember 7.5/16 words.
Many more researches also showed that sleeping can boost people performance and enhance memory. Try it from today.
3. Get concepts, not facts.
There’s a crucial difference people need to know between “facts” and “concepts”. Example, memorize “bones, tissue, cells” existing in your body is fact. Knowing the function of bones,tissue,cells is concept. Back in school we were often told to memorize terminologies, formulas, etc. purpose? to get good grades in test. Most of students would just memorize those facts and rarely think through. This lead to short term memories. This makes you fast learner and fast forgetter! no chance to becoming a real fast learner and apply what you learnt in your life there.
So what to do to form you long term memory and make you faster learner? By acquiring concepts. You got concepts because you comprehend what you read or what you hear. You build a structure behind the knowledge. So maybe you can’t say a clear definition of a terminology. But you understand what is that and how does that function.
Try these. Start today. You’ll be amazed how great can you perform and produce awesome results way better than you expected.