Staying focused while doing your homework can be quite challenging and almost impossible –as there are distractions all around, aside from being stressed out after school. Concentration on anything begins with a well-coordinated mind and a relaxed brain. Some students may have other extra-curricular activities to attend to after school, e.g., those who have part-time jobs, run a business, etc. Homework is an extra burden for people in this category. After school, they go about with other businesses they have, leaving little or no time for homework not to talk of being able to focus while doing it. Those who manage to attempt their homework after that may end up dozing off or sleeping very late, which translates into going late to school the next day and dozing off in class. Although the above picture explains those who have other engagements to attend to, it does not mean that those who are not involved in this are without stress. They also have their episode of struggling to complete assignments while maintaining focus.
Firstly, have a clear plan in mind. Research has shown that those who plan activities ahead of time are more liable to do it effectively than people who do not plan properly. An adage says proper preparation prevents poor performance. This means that a prior and orderly preparation toward an activity will enhance good quality results. You need to consider and plan your time according to a feasible frame. Set the time you will do your homework daily and stick to your plans strictly. It will also prevent you from being disorganized and help you to complete your work faster. Failure to plan is planning to fail.
Also, it would help if you ranked your priorities and put it down in a diary or journal. You must prioritize your homework–as this will help you to be focused and goal-oriented. Ranking your priorities helps you to know what truly matters and know how to focus your time, energy, and other resources into it. Your priorities must truly reflect your values. You must also understand that you may have to sacrifice some things that would not add any value to you while ranking your priorities, but in the end, it will be worth it. Not assigning time to your routine is like pouring water into a basket. You may not complete what you have set in mind or spend time on an activity too long without realizing until the end.
An understated way to stay focused on homework is to start from the easiest to the most difficult. It gives you a chance to relax and transit to difficult ones. Starting from the most challenging question can wear you out and discourage you from the start. Hence, you need to begin on a good note. If not, you may not like the result. Even if you do not eventually get how to solve it, you will not get frustrated and unfulfilled.