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No Scroll Zone: How to Focus on Studying

Temptations and distractions are everywhere. So we’ve researched 5 techniques that will help you avoid distractions and better focus on studying.

This candle gift set may be your solution.

Whether you’re a college or grad student or doing tasks for your home or business, these five tips and techniques will show you how to focus on studying and get work done efficiently without caving to outside (or digital) distractions.

We encourage a “no-scroll zone” and have gathered scientifically proven ways to focus your mind.

This article is all about how to focus on studying and achieve any task with ease and mental clarity.


Here’s 5 reasons why a candle gift set makes the perfect gift:

5 Proven Techniques: How to Focus on Studying

1. Go Off the Grid

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The apps on your smartphone are designed to keep you engaged—and on your phone. Every “like,” notification, and text is a stimulus that triggers a response and an influx of dopamine in your body.

These distractions have physiological impacts and affect the quality of your study time and the ability of your mind to focus.

It’s not you; it’s science.

So turn off and remove anything that may distract. Or, remove yourself: find a pocket of space (in your home or neighborhood) where such distractions don’t exist or are minimized to improve your chances of complete focus.

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2. Space Out Your Sessions and Avoid Cramming

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While ‘cramming’ (doing everything at once) may feel like the only way to meet a deadline, this puts a lot of pressure on your mind and body.

This pressure may lead to stress, lack of retention, and an urge to scroll—for that quick hit of stimuli.

Cramming can be counterproductive toward your goals. Instead, space out your work or study in blocks. Dedicate a set amount of time to each subject or task.


3. Organize Your Tasks By Level of Effort

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Determine what’s ‘Easy,’ ‘Moderate,’ or ‘Intensive.’ This can be more than a measurement of time, but of mental and physical effort, too.

The goal is to establish what will take the least and most effort and execute accordingly.

Your personal preferences will inform whether you tackle the ‘easy’ stuff first or last. But such planning will help you work with purpose and laser focus.


4. Take Small Breaks Every 20-30 Minutes

Your brain is a muscle, and a long work session can be a demanding exercise. So every 20-30 minutes, get some fresh air, stretch, or drink water.

Consider the Pomodoro Technique: a time management technique that breaks time into 30-minute blocks. For example, study or work for 25 minutes, then take a five-minute break.

5. Prep Your Space

Have what you need within arm’s length to remain comfortable, hydrated, and nourished.

So the moment you start to crave a little something to eat or drink, it’s already there—and you’re not wrecking your ‘No Scroll Zone’ to find food on Uber Eats 🙃

Or get one of our scented wooden wick candles — some of which are scented to help you focus, improve your mindfulness, and enhance the ambiance in your work or study space.

Science shows that scent can also impact your mood. So use this to your advantage when you need to focus.


Now, You’re Ready!

Knowing how to focus will require some self-discipline. But remember, science is at play, and we live in a world where devices, media, etc., are all fighting for your attention.

So take it easy on yourself as you begin to practice these techniques to focus.

And remember, our scented candles offer a sensory experience that engages your senses to help ground you in the present so that you can show up for yourself and your tasks.

Perfect for your ‘No Scroll Zone!’ 😉

We hope these techniques and tips for how to focus will empower your next long study or work session.


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6. Candles can help increase focus in a work from home environment

The rise in WFH and remote work means our workspaces are full of comforts—and distractions. But why would anyone light a candle at their work desk? To keep those distractions at bay. From chatty co-workers (albeit via Slack) to social media, candles are a thoughtful corporate gift that can help us focus and create space for us to do our best work.

Consider it a productivity hack. 💡

The presence of a candle flame can set a calming mood. Wooden wick candles in particular have a unique soft-crackling sound, which can serve as natural and relaxing ambient sound in one’s space. Plus, select scent profiles, like citrus, woody or a floral scent of a scented candle can influence physiological responses that help keep the mind on track.

7. Candles can be an environmentally responsible gift choice

First, it‘s a candle, next it’s their favorite whiskey glass. 🥃

Depending on the candle’s vessel, most candle jars can be upcycled after the burn cycle of the candle. It can be used as storage, glassware and more, so you can feel good knowing that your gift will keep on giving! And your candle gift (once upcycled) can be a pleasant reminder, if not a conversation piece in their home, of your thoughtfulness.

A candle gift set solves my gifting needs—but wait! I don’t know what candle scent they may like 😟

Bonus tip: How to pick a candle scent for a gift

So a candle gift set meets your needs, but you’re not sure what scents they like 😟 Pro tip: consider an unscented candle or a gift set that offers a variety of scents.

The unique thing about Spoken Flames’ Trio Sets is that each candle gift set has a variety of scents with great range—from woody, citrus and floral in our F, Yes Collection, for example.

Your gift recipient would never get bored, and it increases your chances for satisfaction with a broad range of scents in their hands.

Because Spoken Flames candles are message-driven, our motivating candle statements (even without scent) mean that you’ll still win big with this meaningful gifting choice!

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Spoken Flames candle gift set with green ribbon

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