As students we spend many years and hours trying to learn and memorise concepts, theories, formulas, and books which can get a little overwhelming… and sometimes boring. But that is what we have to deal with and experience as students. The main gaps (and more important aspects) for succeeding at college are to be motivated and also to stick with a study routine.
In this article, you will find a short guide to improve and motivate you to study in a more dynamic, innovative and enjoyable way!
Find Your Own Study Routine
This part might be the more difficult one… Personally, I needed time in order to find my own study routine. I asked some of my friends how they study, so at the end, I had a wide range of feedback from which I could be inspired. I remember I tried all of my friend’s study routines, then I did a sort of pros and con from each one. Finally, by doing this I could make out my own disciple when I had delivered an assignment and for exams. Try it and don’t be afraud to ask for advice from your friends!
A good start can be to collect some ideas from this article: 7 Day Plan to Stay Productive.
Find Your Environment of Study
Every student is different, some prefer to study alone, others in groups. There is no better or worse way to study, but the most important is to find a place where you feel comfortable and less distracted – this place can be in a library, your room, or a specific bar for example.
Avoid Procrastination… FOCUS
Procrastination is a challenge we have all faced at one point or another. But how can we stop procrastinating? In the following article, there are useful tips to help avoid procrastination. According to the article, the first step is to design your “Future Actions” which consists of taking measures in order to get less distracted by devices, such as mobile phones and televisions. Afterwards, you will find yourself in a more focused frame of mind and environment. The second step consists of writing down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow – do not write down more than six tasks.
You can also read the 3 R’s of Habit Change and apply them. The three habits are easy steps – Reminder, Routine, and Reward – fit almost for any habit! You will see that when you figure out how to stop procrastinating, you will feel satisfied and accomplished.
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Hard Stuff First!
In the beginning, this may be difficult to adapt to but once you complete the more difficult assignments, you will be able to do the rest of the assignments with more ease. As a result, you will be more motivated to get things done!
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Find Your Ritual or Routine to get Motivated
Here are some ideas I have collected from the article by James Clear:
- Exercise more consistently: Use the same warm-up routine in the gym.
- Become more creative: Follow a creative ritual before you start writing or painting or singing.
- Start each day stress-free: Create a five-minute morning meditation ritual.
- Sleep better: Follow a “power down” routine before bed.
- Follow the so-called pre-game routine: it will provide you with a mindless way to initiate your behaviour – get a daily and consistent habit.
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To conclude, all students are motivated differently, therefore, this requires time and effort from you in order to find your own motivational routine for studying. The tips from this article are meant to inspire and encourage you to perform better at college in a more dynamic and enjoyable way! Check out these videos: