In 2022, I have made some ideal💡 study environment assumptions🤔 where I can achieve perfect productivity🌟, including WiFi🔗 access, relaxing decorations🔮🌿 and music🎧.
We have learned Ideal Gas💨 in A Level Physics (9702)⚛️ and Chemistry (9701)🧪.
My ideal study environment assumptions💡 are inspired and derived from the Ideal Gas💨.
1. WiFi is Provided (at least 50 Mbps)
My first essential condition of a self-study📝 environment is to have WiFi access🔗.
If you have access to computers🖥️, WiFi🔗 is essential because most tasks📄 require Internet access🌎, including finding information📚, sending messages💬 and using planning apps🗓️ like Ken's Study Planner and Notion.
However, slow Internet speed🐢 may lower your productivity📝, so I recommend having Internet access with minimum speed💨📈 50 Mbps (6.25 MiB/s).
I also recommend IPv6🖇️ because every computer will have a dedicated IP address🌎, but this is not essential.
My website server's maximum speed📈 is 200 Mbps (25 MiB/s) similar to 5G networks📱.
2. Enough Light and Illumination
The second essential condition is enough light and illumination💡.
We may be energised and motivated🌟 while studying📝 when the strong light💡 shines on the desk.
Similarly, in Physics⚛️, electrons can absorb energy when it is illuminated🔦 by electromagnetic radiation.
One of the meanings of my personal logo🖼️ (2020-2023) is that there is a light💡 shining on a book📖 and a pen✏️.
3. Enough Places to Put Items
The third one is to have enough places🧺 to put your items like books📖, pencil case✏️, laptop💻, iPad📝, and bag🎒.
If the place is too narrow📁, it may lower your productivity📝.
At home🏡, I put the main study items✏️ at the centre of the desk and other items🗃️ aside like on the bookshelf🚪.
4. Electronic Devices are Allowed
The next one is to allow✅ electronic devices🖥️ while studying📝, but this may not❌ be suitable for some students🧑🎓.
If you are a university🏛️ or senior high🏫 student making EPQ and research🔬, preparing for international exams📝 and competitions🎯, this requirement may be necessary.
5. Suitable Desk Height and Wide Desk
You need a suitable height and width on your desk🍽️ to study📝 comfortably.
6. Comfortable Chair/Sofa
As well as a comfortable desk, you also need a comfortable chair🪑 or sofa🛋️ to make sure you can sit properly while studying.
7. Has Charging Ports
In some cases while using an iPad or laptop💻, you may also need charging🔋 ports🔌 so you can study continuously.
This is usually achievable in cafés☕️, libraries📚 and homes🏡.
8. Food and Drinks are Allowed
You may also need to eat🌮 or drink🥤 while studying to be energised🌟.
For example, you can drink coffee in café☕️ to boost your energy.
However, in order to make a clean✨ environment, this may be unachievable❌ in some libraries, depending on their rules📄.
9. Quiet (less than 70 dB)
As students🧑🎓 often experience, noise🔊 in a study environment can be distracting🤔, so the study place needs to be quiet🤫 to get rid of distractions🔕.
In Physics, we measure the sound🔊 level in decibels (dB), so I set it to mostly 70 dB, but you can adjust🎚️ according to your needs.
10. Zero Distraction, Boredom and Tiredness
In ideal gas, molecules⚛️ have zero attractive forces🧲 so the potential energy is zero. The time🕘 of collision and the volume📦 of a molecule are negligible.
Similarly, in my ideal study environment, you will never be distracted🔕, feel board or tired💤, so you will focus🌙 on your study tasks📝.
This may be nearly achieved✅ by enabling Focus Mode🌙, reducing noise nearby🔇 and having inspirational items💡.
11. Versatile Decorations
The next thing is vesatile decorations🔮🌿 which can make the environment aesthetic.
This can be different types of items, such as fairy light strings🌟, rattans🌿, colourful blocks🏳️🌈, flower pots🪴, posters🏞️, and so on.
If you feel bored or tired💤, you can look at them to find inspirations💡.
12. Can Stay for a Long Time
Some study tasks are continuous🧵, such as computer programming🧑🏻💻 and solving a long problem📝.
So, you may need to be able✅ to stay for a long time⏳, like cafés☕️ and libraries📚.
13. Relaxing Music
As well as the decorations🔮🌿, you also need relaxing music🎵🎧 in the environment.
This can help you avoid distractions🔕 while focusing on your tasks📝 and not watching👓 elsewhere.
If there is no❌ music provided, you can listen to your music with a headphone🎧. For example, you can search🔍 and listen to "Café music" on the Internet🌎.
14. No Need to Purchase Items to Stay Here
In some places like café☕️ and restaurant🍽️, you may need to purchase💷 food and drink to stay here.
Although this condition may not❌ be strictly necessary, it is recommended🌟 and you can always enjoy and use the environment easier.
15. Has Clocks/Timers
While you are studying📝, you need to know the time🕘 to make sure you have a good✅ productivity🌟.
This can help you know the time left⏳ if you are accidentially distracted. If the time is almost run out, you will be mindful🤔 about your tasks📄.
I also recommend using a timer⏳ and/or Pomodoro technique (I use 45/15 minutes) if necessary.
16. Has Peer Pressure
At home🏡 or when we study alone🧑🎓, we may feel bored😐 or lack motivation😴.
So, we can be motivated🌟 if at least 1 other person👭 is studying nearby.
This assumption also satisfies✅ if there is only a staff and yourself.
But please note that if the peers are distracting, like playing games🎮 instead of studying, it may lower⬇️ your productivity.
- 1. WiFi🔗 is Provided (Minimum Speed💨: 50 Mbps (6.25 MiB/s))
- 2. Enough Lights💡 and Illumination
- 3. Enough Places📦 to Put Items
- 4. Electronic Devices💻 are Allowed✅
- 5. Suitable Desk Height🪧 and Wide Desk
- 6. Comfortable Chair/Sofa🛋️
- 7. Has Charging🔋 Ports🔌
- 8. Food🥙 and Drinks☕️ are Allowed
- 9. Quiet🤫 (less than 70 dB)
- 10. Zero Distraction📵, Boredom and Tiredness😴
- 11. Versatile Decorations🌿
- 12. Can Stay for a Long Time⏳
- 13. Relaxing Music🎵🎧
- 14. No Need to Purchase💷 Items to Stay Here
- 15. Has Clocks🕘 and/or Timers⏳
- 16. (New in 2023) Has Peer Pressure👨👩👧👧 (at least 1 other person here, including staff)
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These are the assumptions of my Ideal💡 Study Environment. Hope you can boost your efficiency🌟 and enjoy your study space📝.
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