Motivation. It is kind of ironic that I am sitting here and writing this post instead of doing the studying I should actually do. I am a person who easily can motivate others but when it comes to myself most of the things don't really work. It has probably to do with the fact that I find a million other things more interesting and more rewarding than school. Even though that might be the case I will let you guys know how to stay motivated especially in school. I have not even 5 more weeks left until my final exams and I am more than ever in the studying phase. So here are my tips:
- make yourself a plan
Take yourself 2 or 3 hours to really sit down and look at all your papers. Make a plan on which day you learn what. After every day you can check if you have completed it. It gives yourself a little bit of pressure to actually to the task on your plan.
- know what you are doing it for
This is probably the key to every bit of success. If you don't have a goal you want to achieve, you are not going to fulfill your task. Set yourself a goal, maybe something you need that degree for. Even print it out so you can see it everyday.
- give yourself a break
I am not a fan of small breaks. I feel like it doesn't give me the needed effect. I always say to myself that I will study for 2-3 hours than really take half an hour to a full hour break. Within that break I go to the drugstore if I need something or I watch another episode of my favorite series or I am on social media. After that "long" break I will feel refreshed and ready to work for another 2-3 hours.
- don't get distracted
The biggest problem of all time. Usually I set my phone on airplane mode and move it to the other side of the room. Often I am too lazy to stand up to check it. Due to my laziness I will not get distracted by moving objects like my phone far away.
- love what you do
Nothing in life comes easy if you absolutely hate what you are doing. If you don't feel it completely fulfills you stop it. Find something else. There are so many different ways to achieve what you really want. I did not always go the easiest way but the easy way sometimes doesn't work.
I hope these tips have helped.