I guess we all need motivation for when we study at some point of our lives because of how stressful it can get, whether that’s from studying all day and night, to family pressure. It can get a bit much. But, don’t worry; you’ve come to the right place for some simple yet affective tips to keep you motivated when studying! Down below are my Top 5 Tips for some motivation – don’t stress, I got you sorted!
LET YOUR CLOSE FRIEND/ SIBLING KNOW ABOUT YOUR STUDY PLAN
Informing your close friend about what your schedule will not only relieve some stress, it also motivates you to do bigger and better. Your close friend or whomever you trust will make it much easier for you and will also have an input in your schedule because they want what’s best for you. This definitely makes me feel a lot better.
If you feel like you work better with someone else, then go ahead by all means! You never know what information you can learn of them that you didn’t know before. It also is a great method of studying as you have someone there to test your knowledge. If you feel comfortable around your friends, create a timetable with them – this will help motivate each other to stick to your routines.
Why are you ACTUALLY studying?
Think about it, you have a CHOICE to study. You’re doing it for a reason – your long-term goals must be related to this subject thus you’re revising hard for it. We tend to forget the reason why we are actually studying because of constant stress on getting assignments done. Just take a minute and think long term. Any subject you study has thousands of jobs ready for you in the future, so it’s important to have gratitude towards studying.
The only person that can change the way you think is YOU! You are in control of the way your life is, you make mistakes, you learn from them. It’s all about putting it into perspective and achieving your ultimate goals, which may include having a stable career for yourself. Anyone can get good grades as long as they keep trying to get better. Never give up!
Break down your to-do list!
DO NOT try to finish an entire topic off over one night, trust me I’ve tried and it gave me a migraine and a half! I personally prefer doing one thing at a time – because when I multitask, my brain feels SO overwhelmed as I was trying too hard to get everything over and done with during my GCSE’s. This eventually led to taking long breaks – which I got carried away with all of the time!
This is why I’m informing you guys to not take long breaks and stick to your schedule. Because, believe me, I’ve been through it all, so talking from personal experience – STICK TO YOUR TO-DO LIST! And do not, I repeat DO NOT get carried away with your breaks like I did during my GCSE’s.
Do the easy tasks first!
When I personally start with the easier topics it lessens my stress because it makes me feel like if I can actually do this, what’s stopping me from learning the ‘tougher’ topics. It’s good to go from easy-to-hard rather than hard-to-easy as you may find yourself frustrated and upset because you don’t get it from the beginning. Therefore, getting rid of easy topics first will gradually build your confidence for the ‘hard’ ones.
We can all do it; it just depends on how badly you want to understand it. The first step is to believe in yourself. You can do it, I believe in you!
Last, but definitely not least; take a breather!
We all are inclined to overworking when we want to get something over and done with – which we shouldn’t be. When you feel like you’ve had enough of working, simply stop, and go for a walk. It is so important to get some fresh air that you deserve. Not only does it improve your mood for when you come back, it also gives you a burst of energy which is essential when studying.
Just breathe, you know exams will always be a part of your learning experience, so why stress? Stay calm and always expect twists and turns, bumpy rides, disappointments. Believe it or not they will all happen to you, but it’s up to you to bear patience and create new plans. You got this!