Do you have a designated Bible study area in your home?
Not everyone has an official office at home where they can hide away from the world while studying, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a space that works for you.
Choosing a specific location to be your study space may seem challenging, but it’s easier than you think.
Here are five things to contemplate when deciding on a Bible study space that works for you.
Think About the Noise Level
Finding a space where you won’t have many distractions is essential. Locating a noise-free location in your home to study can be challenging. But kids, our spouse, the TV, and even the family pet can make it hard to find a quiet spot. Because of this, we may need to get creative. Closets, bathrooms, and other under-trafficked areas in your home are a great alternative when the household is up and around.
Consider the Timing
Before committing to a particular location, it’s essential to think about the time you plan to use the space for studying. Will it allow for a quiet study space when you plan to use it? Are you a morning person or a night person? I’m an early riser, so I usually try to get my studying done early–this means I need to find a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of everyone getting ready in the mornings. If you are more vibrant at night, it would be better to find a quiet spot where you can study in the evenings.
Be Mindful of Your Comfort
We don’t always have many options for a cozy study space, but our comfort shouldn’t be ignored. As someone who gets a stiff neck quite often, I try to ensure my back and neck are supported while I’m studying. So when choosing a space, keep your body’s needs in mind and choose a comfortable, supportive spot.
Assess the Lighting
Lighting is significant in helping us to see what we are studying. When choosing a spot, adequate lighting is necessary while trying to study. If you are studying after the sun goes down or don’t have an area with great natural light, add a lamp to your space, so you aren’t straining your eyes.
Determine the Amount of Space You Need
We want to have all of our supplies handy, so depending on what we have, we may need a bit of space to spread out.
Our Bible, study guide, commentaries, and notebooks can take up a lot of room, so keep this in mind when scoping out your spot.
Something else to consider is whether you can store your supplies in the area. If your space doesn’t allow you to keep your supplies nearby, try to organize them together in a tote bag or box that can easily be toted around and stored elsewhere until you are ready to use them.
Everything easily accessible in our space (or tote bag) will make our study time smoother. We want to be prepared to jot down everything God is teaching us from his word, so be sure to have your pens, pencils, and highlighters handy. And don’t forget your paper, notebooks, and journal, so you have something to jot everything down.
Inspect the Atmosphere
Our surroundings can affect our mood and concentration. Find a space that doesn’t visually or emotionally distract you and brings you joy and peace. This way, your mind won’t be overwhelmed by your surroundings while studying.
By Keeping these things in mind, you’ll be on your way to finding the perfect bible study spot in your home!