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Three tips for study motivation this term

With January coming around fast, the new term is near and it can feel hard to settle back into studying. In this post, I share my tips for getting yourself motivated to study at the start of the new term (and year!).

Break down the tasks. Getting back to university life can feel overwhelming, so you may want to make tasks seem smaller by breaking them down into steps or sub-tasks, and complete them that way. This can also make you feel more productive, as you will have more tasks done. Everyone works differently. You might prefer to get the more difficult or larger tasks out of the way first, or ease yourself in gently to studying mode by doing the smaller, easier tasks first. 

Get organised. It can be hard to study if you don’t have a plan, structure or the right environment to study in. You may wish to make a to-do list or a schedule, tidy your work space or even make a new playlist of songs to listen to while you study. All of these things can help you to feel more motivated, as they can help studying seem a little less mundane.

Set yourself some (achievable) goals.  It’s the time when everyone sets themselves resolutions and goals for the New Year, and you might find it helpful to do the same for studying. Goals can be made for the short or long term, and can give you something to work towards. If you find that you don’t achieve them in the time period you wanted, don’t be too disheartened. Setting goals can be difficult, and it may mean that you have to adjust them slightly to make them more realistic. 

I hope you find this post helpful and as always, if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments section below.

Wishing you a happy New Year and a great term.

Take care, 

Ellie

 

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