Trying to study when you’re unmotivated is the worst feeling. You can’t focus, your mind wonders off and next thing you know, you’re cuddled up in your blanket taking a nap. There are a few basic ways that can stop you from getting cozy in your bed and can have you feeling more motivated to actually do things, like study. Here are some of our best tips that’ll have you inspired to hit the books like never before!
Yes, you read that right. Did you know that taking a break can actually boost your motivation to study harder? Once you’ve relaxed, you’ve gotten it out of your system. Whether you want to watch that episode of Game of Thrones or read that final chapter in your novel, by taking a break and having some relaxation time, you’ll then be able to put all your attention to studying.
The main reason people lack motivation is because their to-do list is too long. When it’s too long, an overwhelming feeling can take over and you don’t know where to start. This is where the stress begins! The best thing to do is to shorten your list into sections from most important to least important. By only picking a few things to focus on during that study session, you’ll find yourself working efficiently and able to get more tasks done.
By finding someone to study with, you’ll be able to work together and have some constant motivation. You can even turn it into a little competition to see who can finish tasks first. A little friendly competition can boost productivity due to the drive you get from wanting to ‘win’. Study buddies also provide support and can push you when you’re struggling with an assessment or question.Work in Power Bursts (Pomodoro Technique)
If you feel unmotivated because you’ve been sitting at your laptop for 4 hours and haven’t been able to get through one task, then considering a power burst could work. This refers to the Pomodoro Technique, where you work for a certain amount of time and then taking a little break, and so on. This time management technique allows you to work really hard by limiting your time and then rewarding yourself with a break. It’s perfect because it puts a deadline on your work which will help motivate you to get it done!
In a study by the American Psychological Association, it was shown that when students received feedback from their teachers, they were more motivated due to them feeling smarter. By getting feedback from a tutor or even another student, you’re able to find motivation to work harder and achieve more results. Everyone wants to get good results, so by finding out how you’re doing in your course, you’re able to be motivated by what you’re doing right. What are some ways that you like to get motivated? Share them in the comments below!
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