How to use white noise to learn faster and better?

Concentration is the key to retaining more information at a time; white noise can help you concentrate better!


White noise, static and other forms of such noise can help you concentrate on work while it plays in the background. But there are a few tips that can help you take this level of concentration to the next level. We have here a complete guide on using white noise for better retention capacity, increased level of concentration and finishing your goals within deadlines.


What you need to use white noise

While earphones are great options for playing white noise in the background, speakers can work as well. But if there are other people present where you are working, it is in your best interest to use a headphone which doesn’t leak sound.


When to use it?

If you have a habit of reading out loud, you cannot use white noise. But if you are solving a math problem, or going to concepts, revising without reading out loud or writing something down, you can use white noise in the background.  


Do not use it for long hours

Here’s something that people get wrong with white noise. Most free versions of white noise have extended versions that play for hours. But do not get into a rut and start working for 1 hour at a single pace. Take breaks after 30 minutes of listening and pause the noise.


It helps you keep track of time slots

We often make the mistake of blocking a certain time for a project or assignment without knowing how long in reality the project might take. This makes us miss out on deadlines and goals. But white noise can initially help you figure out how long it takes for you to finish a chunk of work. When you play the 1-hour white noise, you pause and take a break. When you resume and play the noise again, it finishes after completion, thereby letting you know how much work you have actually finished within an hour.


Increasing concentration

A lot of people choose to play lyrical music in the background while working. But white noise is even more effective. It doesn’t have any fluctuation, or change of chords or lyrics to distract you even the slightest bit. This ensures that you are only concentrating on your work and not the background.


Cuts out background noise

This is not only effective when you are alone, studying or working, but most effective when there are other people present, who either are conversing, reading out loud, or playing music or television.

Debapriya Chakraborty

Author is an aspiring creative writer, food-buff and bookworm. Loves to travel, bunks in lesser known bnbs and loves her chai more than anything else. She adds her two cents to every idea and has been a scriber for more than a decade now!
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