This is a question many students ask, “How should I motivate myself to study?”
It especially happens when students study subjects which they are not interested in. Pushing yourself is not easy to do.
There is an interesting website called LearningFundamentals.com introduces five ways to motivate yourself to study a boring subject and/or complete a project.
1. Make every thought serve you and move you forward. According to this website, people have 60,000 conscious thoughts a day. Those can be both negative and positive thoughts. So, you can try telling yourself them in a positive way. You can shift from the negative thought such as “I can’t do well” to the positive thought such as “I’m doing my best.”
2. Try visualizing yourself taking action. Visualization makes a good difference to professional athletes’ performance. As it works to athletes, students can do the same. You imagine yourself taking the actions for study. (e.g. you open your laptop, do research paper and organize files…) It is very simple but works.
3. Remember that a small action add up. Even a small action, if you keep doing it everyday, it will be shown as a good result. For example, when you need to write an 10-page essay, you can try one page per a day. It will be finished in 10 days. It is good to push yourself to do something small everyday to finish up all.
4. Try to get some comrades and spend time with them. Finding some people who already completed the project you are now doing and went through the same tough experience as you always cheer you up. Some of those people will give you good advices to overcome your situation, which struggling with some subjects.
5. Remind yourself that that won’t go on forever. Study is the job of students, so they can’t avoid it. However, when you see the time you graduate, you are able to think it won’t go on forever. So, what you can do now is just keep doing your best until end.
There are more details and information about 5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Study a Boring Subject on this website.
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