Find Your Motivation Again

It’s October – one month into university life and back to the reality of working for a degree. This new found motivation we all have at the beginning of the year to work towards a first, keep on top of assignments, and making the library our second home begin to disintegrate as our student habits kick back in.   9-10 lecture?      I’d rather a lie in thanks. Anything to dodge the conventional inconvenience that come with a lecture. The tutor changing the slide before you’ve finished making your notes… Freshers flu? If you haven’t got it I’m sure…

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Finding your Enthusiasm At University

If it’s your second or third year, getting yourself motivated and ready to resume classes can feel like a mammoth task. The initial excitement associated with starting your first year is slightly dulled, and the feeling of unparalleled possibilities is overshadowed by the tedium of having to start labeling your yogurts again and staggering your way through a particularly slow textbook on literary theory. I’m with you – it’s not easy, but perseverance is crucial!Reconnect with your interests. After a year of lectures, grades and constructive criticism, it’s easy to feel that a cloud of academia is obscuring your ability…

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Dream Big, Work Small: How to Stay Focused & Motivated While Studying

Did you know that before the industrial revolution, procrastination wasn’t seen as a bad thing? Seriously. Shepherds must have had it so good.Sadly, in the non-agrarian technological era we call ‘now’, procrastination is not viewed kindly – and it’s more prevalent than ever. Some 80-95% of students report procrastinating, with 50% stating it’s a serious problem; researchers have linked procrastination with ill health as well as with the move obvious ills of lower productivity, more stress, and less time to watch Game of Thrones.Whether you’re in university, in college, or taking a distance learning course from home, procrastination has the…

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Tackling laziness at Christmas

Around Christmas time, it can be hard to get yourself motivated to do almost anything at all. I’ve found myself procrastinating watching a show on Netflix…I mean, how lazy can you be? The other problem with being lazy is it’s also sometimes the by product of feeling unmotivated and uninspired, and feeling like that is enough to make me want to stay in bed and do nothing for a week. But when you looming January deadlines, being lazy for the whole month of December isn’t really an option. So how do you spark that motivation?Engage your brain One thing I…

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Has anyone got some spare motivation?

Sometimes we just need a kick up the backside to get ourselves into gear, whether that’s in relation to work, an active lifestyle or generally getting stuff checked off your To-Do list. Here’s a couple of the things that help me on the days when I just want to lie in bed and kid myself I have nothing to do… but NEED to be productive. Motivational books I’ve found that having a read of a motivational book helps, especially during a time when there is a lot going on or it’s a revision period. The idea of reading something that’s…

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