Netflix and chill seems enticing doesn’t it? A distraction always seems more attractive than that dreadful course book which you don’t feel like opening.
But after a while you start feeling melancholic and unproductive. The question is how does one stay motivated enough to study?
Fortunately, the answer to the above question is easier to learn and retain as compared to your actual lessons.
So here is a list of things you can do in order to keep your “study spirit” high!
Wake up when the rooster does
Ensure that you sleep before 12 am the previous night so that you can wake up early the next day.
If you have a proper sleep schedule, you won’t feel sleepy the moment you open your books to study.
Following a short morning routine can also help you in getting rid of the lethargic feeling. Make a to-do list for the day including all your study goals.
Just give her the rose!
By the time you decide to give your crush that rose, someone would have already proposed her.
Here, “her” is your book, and giving the rose simply implies opening the first page.
Until and unless you make an effort to read, you won’t feel motivated enough to continue. Encourage yourself by repeating “just one more page” in your mind.
Recipe for success: Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. – William A. Ward
The Pomodoro Technique
Take short breaks. Follow the French Pomodoro technique. Study for 25 minutes and take a short 5-minute break thereafter.
During these 5 minutes ensure that you give your mind some space. Leave your work area and perhaps enjoy nature in your balcony for a few minutes.
This will induce your brain to get back to work with a fresh mindset after each break.
Cut the watermelon
Have you ever heard of someone eating the watermelon as a whole? No. Break your tasks or assignments into smaller pieces.
This creates an illusion of less work. Each task completion will give you a sense of accomplishment.
You will start appreciating yourself for acute achievements. This can help you go a long way in the future.
Listen to people’s experiences
Motivational talks and speeches can help you if you are able to identify with the speaker.
Look for similarities and try and understand how the speaker overcame his/ her problems.
Being consistent with your studies is challenging. Find encouragement through other student’s successes or even failures for that matter.
Just reading the following tips and tricks won’t benefit you much.
If you really wish to get back on track and set your life in order, you must try to inculcate these habits in your mundane routine to make it more interesting.
Moreover, when it comes to staying motivated for studies, you are your own guiding light.
Take responsibility and accountability for your actions. Your academic achievements will give you a sense of pride and make your family feel proud.