Are you a busy stay-at-home mom who is also working hard to further your education by obtaining your online masters in political science? Are you finding it difficult to study and get your school work done? It could be that you need a better set-up when it comes to your study space. Without the proper workspace, you are really setting yourself up for disaster.

We’ve got some tips that you can use in order to create the perfect work and study space in your home, so you can get your masters in political science online.

Find a Quiet Spot

One of the most important things you can do when it comes to setting up a study space is to find a quiet spot in the home, but with young children at home, this can be easier said than done! Even if you don’t have a dedicated room that is all your own, the spot you do choose should be designated as a “quiet spot”. Everyone in the family has to understand that mom is in her study space and that area needs to be kept quiet.

To keep the area quiet it should be free of a telephone, radio, or TV. The idea is that there is no distraction and noise.

Choose a Practical Desk

Rather than pick a desk that works with your design and décor, pick one that works with your needs. It needs to be comfortable, provides storage space, and have enough room for your computer and books to be laid out. Of course, no desk is complete without a desk chair, which should also be comfortable. Think about how many hours at a time you may be sitting at that desk.

Make Sure You Have Light

Studying in dim or low-light conditions is not only hard on your eyes; it also tends to make you feel sleepy. Task lighting is ideal for a study space. Look for something that sits on your desk or even a floor lamp.

Keep the Desk Well Stocked

There is nothing more frustrating than having to search around for supplies and wasting all kinds of precious time in the process. It’s important to keep your desk well-stocked with any possible supplies you may need. This means such items as pens, pencils, notepads, printer paper, sticky memo notes, an eraser, folders, etc.

As you run out of items be sure to re-stock immediately before you forget about it.

Extra Storage Options

Most of the desks today offer a couple of drawers at best, so it may be necessary for you to purchase additional storage. This could mean drawers, a file cabinet, or shelves; whatever works best for your needs.

Setting Yourself Up for Success

By taking the time to set up a proper study space that encourages good study habits, you are in fact setting yourself up for success. Once you have the space established you’ll find your productivity levels will increase, as will your ability to focus and concentrate. 

Disclosure: Life of a Southern Mom received a form of compensation for this publication. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

How Moms Can Create the Perfect Study Space in Their Home

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