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Finding Your Space

That place where you can focus and get stuff done

Finding Your Space
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Whether you are at home or school, you usually have a space that you like to go to. This space could be where you like to study the most, where you like to hang out with friends, where you like to eat, or a place where you can get away from everything for a while. You could have one space that serves several purposes, or many different spaces that you like to frequent. Whatever your study style is and how social you are, I feel that everyone needs to have at least one space that they can go to in order to study and get stuff done. I, personally, have several of these spaces. Some have stayed the same, while I have gathered more spaces throughout my two years in college. Starting my junior year, I aim to use these spaces to their fullest potential. So, here are my spaces while I'm at Susquehanna

1. My room

My dorm room has always been a space for me to study and do my homework. Whether I am lounging on my bed (not the most productive study spot, but I make it work), on the floor with my pillows, or sitting at my desk, my dorm room is my first go-to spot to get my work done. I am comfortable because I am in my own space and I have almost all of the supplies I need right next to my in my desk. I love working in my room and being able to get things done in my own space.

2. The Library

The library is probably the most obvious place to sit down and study, but it is sometimes not the most utilized. I go to the library when I have large projects or papers to write because the library is relatively free of distraction, unlike my dorm room. I can sit down in a study room, at a desk, or study pod and put my head down & get to work. I can listen to my own music through my headphones and tune out the people around me. Plus, printers are right there, so you can print out papers and handouts right away! It's a great place to get work done and a go-to after my room.

3. Starbucks

This may seem a little counterintuitive, but let me explain. Starbucks and the surrounding seating on the Susquehanna campus can actually be pretty motivating to a person who doesn't want to get their work done. Usually people are doing work at the tables, writing papers, or having team meetings. This atmosphere, along with the soft music, can be motivating because when I see other people doing work, it makes me want to do my work as well. If these people can be motivated there, then dang it, so can I!

Remember to always find a space that you can focus in and can get your work done when you need to; you won't know how important that is until you're trying to finish two papers, readings, notes, and a project all at the same time and need a place where you can focus fully on your work.

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