I’m not saying that the students of other streams do not have to study for long hours, but if you are a student of science stream, you would understand how important and relevant this question is. I had PCM in 11th and 12th, and I had really hard time managing my time and get myself study for 17 hours a day *with full concentration*.
It’s not just the lack of concentration and focus that comes between you and serious studies. There are other factors as well. When you reach the age which requires you to study for so long hours, studying for long hours is not the only thing which is there in your life. Some students have the will to give up almost everything for 2-3 years and focus all their energies on studies, but not all of us can do that.
So things obviously come back to time management.
One thing that you can do to increase your time of studies is to give up all the unnecessary distractions for a while and forget about them. If it’s not possible for you to keep your mobile phone switched off or you need laptop for your studies, just make sure data of your mobile phone is turned off. Turning off the notifications of all the social media apps in your mobile phone can also help.
Second thing that can prove to be helpful is to take short breaks while studying. It is the best way to study for long hours without getting bored. A short break of 5-10 minutes after every hour can help you keep going even for 18 hours continuously. In this short break, listen to your favorite songs, play with your pet, and most importantly have something to eat. Getting up, stretching yourself, making Maggie and coffee, can surely rejuvenate you.
When you get bored, revise the already done topics rather than picking up something new. With half will and half mind, it is the best way to make productive use of your time which is likely to get wasted otherwise.
Have sufficient sleep before you start studying so that you are not tired out in between your studies and always choose a quiet place to study.
Hope these tips help. Feel free to share your views as well. All the best.