After a long tiring day for most people, it’s tough o focus on their studies. The most common question among them is that how should they manage their work with their studies?
So how to study after work? To study after work, you have to make a schedule first, follow that schedule, do smart study, make your study sessions shorter, revise your study, and focus on what and why. With these things, you can study after work.
But that’s not all to study after work you need to follow some tips and tactics that you can do to get more time for studying.
If you are a full-time working person, part-time or jobless, the tips that I will share with you will help all of you. You have to opt for some smart study tips to do it.
1. Relax And Be Stress-Free.
You need to relax before studying after you came home from work. I know that there may be a workload on many people who have a daily job.
But you have to lose all your stress before you go to your study table. To make yourself relax, you can do exercise or do yoga. Watching some comedy tv shows for half n hour before you study anything will also help you make your mind sound.
With a relaxed mind, you can easily get the topics and clear them easily with fewer doubts. If you take stress while studying, you will waste your time, but your syllabus will not be covered.
2. Make Short Goals
Whenever your study or start it for the first time, the most important rule you should follow is making short goals. Short means slike studying a topic like, for example (Prehistoric period). You can study one particular topic on your first day.
Later you can revise it, and once you clearly remember all the major important information. You can also increase your goals daily.
Actually, when we come from a job, we are already tired, so to reduce the stress, you can make your study time shorts by making your goals short.
3. Revise on the spot
People who all are in the job have to remember things related to their work and other personal things.
So simply, if you study will not work unless you revise the particular thing on the spot. This means once you are finished with any topic, you should revise the topic on that particular hour.
The next day when you start studying, revise the topic that you read yesterday. This way, the chances are fewer than you will forget anything.
Also, revision is significant, so you can take a single day in a week to revise the topic you have studied a full week after coming from your work.
Most aspirants who live on PG or in a shared room have to do multitasking like cooking, laundry, shopping, etc.
If you live with your friends that’s fine you can split up the work between yourselves. But what about those who live alone? They have to see their work and look after their households work.
So before you study, make sure you have all your cooking, cleaning done. Also, try to complete all the jobs before you sit at your table to study.
5. Plan For The Next Day
Without any plan, it is tough to follow the schedule. You can make use of reminders on your phone to get notified of the work you have.
For the next day, you can plan what subject you are going to study. Once you finished with the present-day of your reading. And everything is finished, like revision and mock tests.
You can make a list of topics that you will study the next day. Hardly it will take 5-10 minutes to make it. Using sticky notes is recommended for this thing.
6. Make A Group
In your office or workplace, there may be people who are preparing for some of the exams like UPSC, State Psc, SSC, etc. You can be friends with them and later form a group to share the ideas of preparation of the exam-related things.
If not in the office, you can find people around your house who all are preparing for some of the exams, talk to their share, and get ideas.
Suppose there are no people around you who all are preparing for some of the exams. You can join various groups on the internet on platforms like Quora, Facebook. etc.
But beware of social media groups as some of them are made for business purposes or promotions only.
7. Watch Videos, Read Blogs
Youtube has almost every video on it about any topic you search on it. You can utilize youtube for watching any video related to your course or subjects.
Other than that, read a blog like this, which you all are reading right now. This can help you get many ideas and solve your problems on how to study after work.
If you want to spend some money, you can go taking any online courses. Like Udemy or Coursera in these courses, you don’t have to worry about making schedules or to-do lists.
In the course, they make a daily target and take tests and mock tests, which helps you evaluate yourself.
8. Utilize The Holiday
At the weekends most people go outside and enjoy themselves with their friends you can do that for a year. But try to avoid this for a few months before your exams.
People outside can open up your mind, but try to avoid this during the main exams as you may not have time for the revisions.
Use Sunday and Saturday the most and try to give online tests for the courses you are preparing for. You can easily get previous question papers, and also, there are many websites on the net that provide free mick tests.
Go to Google, type your exam name, and then type “free mock test” or “question paper download.” You will get what you want.
9. Don’t Do Extra Time
People who work for extras time can earn up extras money to purchase some of the luxury products or to stabilize their financial background. You can do this whole year but prefer not to do it when you are really dedicated to your aim.
Those who are in a part-time job can do some other job to earn some money. Those who are already in 9-5 jobs should not do extra time in the office because it can be hectic for you.
And doing extra time will only make you stressed out, and no energy will be left to study after work.
10. Work From Home
This is a trending topic nowadays that if you are into some freelancing type of work and use computers, you can go for work from home option.
By working at home gives you the flexibility to study at whatever time you want. Also, you will save a lot of time as you don’t have to prepare to go to your office.
But this option is only for those who have mostly a laptop or pc with them. Other than that, you can also do a lot of work with your smartphone.
Things To Avoid If you work
Never Study at work
This is my personal opinion if you are in any professional job like banking, finance, accounting, etc., or even part-time. You need to maintain the separation from your work with your studies.
If you try to mug up those two things, you may get distracted, and not only will the time be wasted, you make a loose end on both sides.
If you try to study at your workplace in a day job, you can cover any small topic within a small time limit. But if you don’t revise, you are more likely to forget a topic.
After studying any topic, the first revision always takes time, and it moves around self-evaluation, and you may also forget some important things.
So as per my knowledge you should always separate your work and study time.
Hiding From The Seniors
Remember the first thing if you do a private job or work, and your main aim is to collect funds for further education, or whatever may the reason is. It would help if you first informed your seniors about this.
Most people take interviews before hiring people, and they ask them about their plans. So when they ask you this question, you should directly tell them that ” I am studying for the UPSC CSE exam, and after five years, I see myself as a DM of any particular district.
This will work for you as you are clear and made transparent about your plans.
Who has the advantages of this situation?
The people who appeared in the exam 1 or 2 times have great advantages for freshers.
Especially those who have cleared the recruitment exams like UPSC, State PSC, and other State and central government exams had not secured the top rank prepared for these exams.
They may be in Class 3 or Class 2 posts and want to increase their class of posts has 50-60% more advantages than the new ones.
If you are in any private-sector job, the atmosphere there is completely different from the government sector.
Due to that, the people who work for the government at the lower post know and get experience dealing with things.
Other than that, those who are all preparing for entrance exams rarely do the job.
Should You Take Coaching While Working?
There is a myth that without getting proper coaching, they cannot clear any exam.
Well, that’s completely not true as due to many distractions, people prefer a coaching institute to study to get an environment to read.
Other than that, you can leave coaching if you think you can crack the exams with your preparation.
People who work can go for the option of online coaching and as it is very affordable. Many options such as email are really very good for people who earn three digits salaries.
Exams are the small phase of our lives, so when you get fewer marks, fail, or get selected in the exam, don’t lose faith.
If you fail, try to cover all the areas you are weak in and make sure not to hesitate to help others. You have to, first of all, think about why you are giving the exams.
Understand your study style you may be doing some of the things wrong, so you’re getting fewer marks or not getting selected in the exams.
Also, try to improve your personality, be happy, don’t think about your results, whether you will make it or not, rather than preparing well for the exam.
So I hope the tips I shared with you will help you study after work or after coming from a job. There are many tips I shared about my work, and some may not depend on the situation.
You can tell me in the comment section if you feel any information is not working for you.