In terms of productivity, all people can be divided into two teams: the early birds and the night owls. When you learn, you might do it better in the morning, but some others will be more productive in the night. Or maybe, vice versa.

From those two different opinions, there comes a big question that you're now probably wondering. When is the best time to study? Here's the answer: there's no such thing that can determine since it all depends on you.

Everyone has their own style to get productive, and it's more than possible to get different time to be productive. However, what you can do is to learn about the benefits and get some tips from us that can surely help you.

So, what are the benefits? Check them out below!

Benefits of studying in the morning

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Do you find yourself getting productive when waking up early? If so, you're most probably an early bird!

When you study in the morning, you will be recharged after one good sleep and a nutritious breakfast. This triggers your brain to be more alert, enabling you to memorize and absorb detailed information faster.

Here are some benefits:

  • There's a natural light that can boost up your mood and concentration to learn.
  • It doesn't affect your sleep schedule, so you will get refreshed when you learn.
  • It will be easier to make the time to learn outside with friends and study in groups.

If you find yourself to learn better in the morning, try these tips:

  • Find a space with an exposed natural light, so you can be more focused. It doesn't necessarily have to be an outdoor space, but you can find a room with windows.
  • Try blocking the noises outside by listening to some uplifting, positive-vibes music.
  • Get yourself a healthy breakfast. No, don't eat junk food. Instead, you can try eating a bowl of salad. Here are some suggestions: berries to improve your memory, or avocados and broccoli for brain function.

Benefits of studying in the night

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If you are a real night owl, nights are said to be the time when you can get more creative. However, there are also other people that become "forced night owls" due to their hectic activities in the morning.

Despite of those two things above, nights can make you less distracted, so it's more than possible to get mind-blowing ideas.

Here are the benefits:

  • There is far less distraction, so learning gets more peaceful and perfect to help you focus.
  • You have finished your tasks, so you get a whole time served to learn.
  • You will get more creative ideas. For some people, the prefrontal cortex, a part in our brain, will make a way for more flexible thinking, resulting to produce creativity.

If you find yourself to learn better in the night, try these tips:

  • Put away your phones and turn off your TV, and try to be more focused with what you learn.
  • A kind reminder: don't study in your bed. Just don't. You might doze off in no time...
  • Try not to drink coffee because it might disrupt your sleeping schedule.
  • Set a specific time for you to study, and don't forget to sleep right after. This makes you to pay attention to your sleeping schedule and keep it under control.

Now that you already know the tips, we hope you can learn with your own schedule in a much better way! So, which one are you? Are you team early birds 🦜 or team night owls 🦉?


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