Continuing on the last post's theme of getting things done, here's the Tokyo Academics philosophy on distraction. We hear from many of our students (and parents!) that they face endless distractions. The world has a seemingly infinite number of people, places, things, ideas, and advertisements, all seeking a share of our time. How do we block this all out and focus?
There are three main categories of distraction:
A) Rehearsal loops: Your mind goes in circles remembering what you need to do instead of doing what you need to do
B) Environmental: The ambient level of noise and disturbances where you are working lowers your productivity
C) Impulses / events: Intrusions by electronic messages, visitors, phone calls, etc. jolt you out of your concentration
At Tokyo Academics, we have ways we use to limit each of these:
A) Rehearsal loops
C) Impulses / events
Lastly, if you ever need a quiet, supervised, and central place to study, all of our students are always welcome to work at the Tokyo Academics learning center, whether they have a lesson or not.