During this long period of work, I frequently receive the following questions: How many hours a day does a successful person dedicate to studying ? Do I need to study a lot or will I only have excellent results with a little time and dedication?
In this article I present the best way for you to reflect on your study time, how to make the most of it and at the end I give a tip on what I consider to be the ideal study time.
But first, let’s start by understanding the importance of a fundamental point, rhythm.
Each person has their own rhythm
First of all, it is important to make one thing clear, each person has their own pace, each person has their own way of studying and learning. We cannot determine a single time for everyone to study, for example, I cannot say that you should study 5 hours a day when in the end your availability is two hours a day.
Be careful, before thinking about how many hours you should study, the ideal is to think about making the most of the time you already have. Making the most of your time is the basis for achieving this. It takes dedication to transform all study time and quality learning.
Time and Quality
The ideal now is to think about your own study time. The question I have is:
Do you realize that you have been learning with quality in your study time today?
If your answer is no, then I recommend first of all starting to rethink the techniques you have been using to learn. You need to start making the most of your time today, and then think about increasing your time.
Once you have defined a good technique, it is important to understand how your learning works.
What’s best for your learning
Some people are still stuck with the concept that the more time I dedicate in a day to learning, the better off I will be, and this type of thinking is not that obvious.
The truth is that when it comes to learning, habit counts more, that is, daily dedication over a long period of time, rather than spending long hours in just one day studying. This means that studying for two hours every day is much better than studying five hours today and not studying for the rest of the week.
This happens mainly because your brain begins to form the necessary neural foundations for learning to really consolidate in your memory, it’s really like brain gymnastics.
So I want you to think long term now. How many hours a day can you dedicate to studying every day? Define this now and prioritize your studies to start learning with quality.
Once I have this defined, I will pass on my recommendation.
But after all, how long do I recommend to study daily?
I’m not going to beat around the bush and I’m going to get straight to the point. Typically I recommend four to five hours of study daily. Understand, this is not an immutable law, and it will depend a lot on your circumstances and routine.
As I mentioned above, there are some people who only have two hours of free time each day because they work. I want to reassure you and tell you not to worry and to make the most of your available time.
I generally recommend five hours for people who have more free time to study and with this daily time they can make the most of it and still achieve excellent results.
The most important thing, as I mentioned before, is not the time, but the rhythm, the daily habit of dedicating yourself to studying, this brings much more results.
I hope that by the end of this article you have understood the importance of a daily study habit, much more in relation to daily time. I also hope that my guidance helps you make better use of your time.