Irrespective of who you are, at one point in time, you’re bound to lose some learning motivation. Do not feel discouraged! Even the most efficient and fruitful people have times when they run out of motivation. However, it’s the manner in which they deal with such a period that makes them accomplish amazing things.
Motivation is one of the essential factors that will give you the strength to move on with each day. Lack of motivation makes you procrastinate on doing things that should have already been completed. Eventually, you will put many things off and over-look projects or tasks. Such is what happens to most students in the current learning system. Fortunately, there are several solutions to help any student going through the same problem. Let us look at some of them:
1. Remember the Main Reason Why You Want To Do It
Once you feel like you’re losing motivation, try to think of the importance of the task that you should be doing. The reasons for doing something are the driving force behind everything you wish to accomplish. It is when you have an intense and emotional reason for doing something that you will do all it takes to ensure that you complete the task. Why do people stop smoking? Well, you’ll find that in many cases, it’s because they have a good reason. These smokers discover that if they continue with the habit, they may damage their health and lose those they love dearly. Is your motivating factor high enough? If not, then look for a strong reason, and you’ll feel properly motivated to tackle school assignment and related task.
2. Set Clear Goals and Dreams
Visualization is critical. As a student, you have to make a clear goal and objective. What do you want to be after school? If you want to be a renowned engineer or an expert doctor, see the dream at the back of your mind. This will help you get the drive needed to help you push you towards your goals! When you feel like procrastinating, always remember your dreams. If you can clearly picture yourself achieving your dreams, then you’re halfway there and will make it real one day!
3. Have a Supportive Environment
Your surroundings can greatly affect your mood. Let us say that you’ve taken a vacation in the most luxurious hotels around you. Don’t you feel comfortable? Yes! The same principle applies if you’re a student. While in school, it’s critical to surround yourself with the most successful people. Here, you will learn to join in and talk about business and other fruitful information. Such conversations help you feel motivated and eager to be like them. Similarly, if you involve yourself with negative people, you will often gossip and talk about irrelevant information. Eventually, you will feel less motivated to read as well as work!
4. Do a Psychological Change While Staying In Action!
Motivation often creates emotion. It is advisable to change your psychology whenever you feel discouraged. How do you do this? Think about the sad or terrible things that you’ve gone through and notice your psychological behavior. When you’re feeling sad, your psychology will react in a certain way. On the other hand, when feeling energetic, it will respond in like manner. A majority of people breathe faster and have active hand gestures once they are feeling highly motivated. Similarly, they talk faster, and their eye movements change. You can easily tell from their face if they are upset or when they’re feeling sad. Always remember that once you have a positive psychology, your state significantly improves!
5. Allow Others to Motivate You
Listen to music, reading a book or watching an inspiring video activates a faster gear. So, try to spend close to 30 minutes everyday reading inspirational books each morning before starting your day. Through this, you ensure that you start your day in the best way while also tackling any obstacle that may come up along the way. Audios and videos can be quite helpful for boosting your motivational levels. Listening to motivational speeches give you the strength needed while planning or writing your daily schedule.
6. Engage in Group Activities
Regular activities go a long way in boosting your concentration. Such is especially important to take a break, especially if you spend long hours in the library writing assignments or working on individual projects. Therefore, plan fun activities with friends or classmates at least once in a week. Go swimming, or take up yoga classes and you’ll feel ready to continue reading. Engaging exercises improve your cognitive skills and help you stay focused!
7. Start Small, Dream Big, and Work On It Now!
Here is another important tip that you’ll need to apply in your life if you want to succeed. Having big dreams inspires and motivates you towards achieving them. However, the trick is to know how to start small as this automatically helps you develop a habit of consistency. Follow baby steps and slowly increase as you progress with your learning experience. Keep in mind that the key is to create momentum to make it easy for you to learn.
8. Use Your Creativity
Learning is a tedious process. It often requires you to learn different principles and content in various subjects to eventually pass in your exams. Such may cause any typical student to lose self-drive and enthusiasm. One of the effective ways of avoiding this is by making use of your unique creativity. Make charts, binders, and colorful posters if it means that you’ll retain more information. You may even decide to act scenes of past historical events with your classmates if it means you’ll grasp more information quickly.
Are you struggling with school activities and requirements? Well, by following the above tips, you’ll be one step closer to a stress-free and comfortable learning experience. Remember that even the great minds in this world went through ‘fire’ and ‘ice’ to reach the levels of success which they currently enjoy!
About the author:
Richard Nolan is a writer and a private tutor, sharing his experience in spheres of writing, blogging, entrepreneurship and psychology. Richard writes for numerous blogs and gives useful tips for bloggers and students. Follow him on Twitter.