How to feel motivated again
The inevitable Term three is looming around the corner. And with that comes, of course, summer, more vitamin D, longer days and more deadlines – aka the “best friend” of every student.All of that can be overwhelming; therefore, in this article, I will share some ways that help you to get back into the studying grind.Just to be clear, I don’t always follow them myself, but I figured writing them down will be a good way to remember them and follow them in times of need.
First of all, we all need to accept that we will procrastinate. In my opinion, the most important thing is not to blame yourself for doing it. The stress of the approaching deadline is terrible and time consuming enough. Getting angry at yourself won’t help you find that motivation, and it will only make you spiral into feeling helpless even more.In order to grow from it, you need to realise your procrastination patterns. Look into what’s causing you to do it and how does it portray.After realising your patterns, you can limit the things that make you procrastinate. For example, you could try putting your phone away or restricting access to certain websites on your laptop. That way, you won’t be tempted to go on them.Hopefully, that way, you will see the amount of time you have, inspiring you to focus on work.
The cause of procrastination is sometimes being overwhelmed with the workload. Whenever you feel like you cannot do it because it seems too onerous or complicated, it’s good to divide the things on your To-Do list into smaller units.Giving yourself a set number of tasks every day will allow you to feel productive and get you closer to your goal.
Once you are back on your feet, you will need to create a study routine.Creating good studying habits is a fundamental step in getting your Uni life back on track. The process of creating a practice usually takes 20 up to 30 days; however, the more times you will do something, the easier it will come to you.When creating your perfect routine, you also need to be mindful of your studying place. What has really helped me recently in feeling motivated is finding my favourite study space.As mentioned before, we are creatures of habit and finding that one space you know is your study zone will really benefit you for the future.Every time you go there, your mind will go into focus mode, and the studying will become more natural.
Apart from that, you need to remember about taking breaks. It could be a coffee break, meeting with friends for lunch or even just quickly going on your phone, but try not doing that too much.The most important thing about feeling motivated again is organising your time and the workload.
Please let me know if you have any study tips I haven’t mentioned here, and they work for you!