How to Stay Motivated


Rose White

Good Luck!

The term is coming to an end, and students are finding it harder to focus on the mountains of schoolwork that are being assigned to them in the remaining days before fall break. Tests and assignments are due, and many are feeling stressed from the thought of keeping up with their grades before it is too late. It is hard to stay involved in school when the break is just a few days away, and it seems like the ability to concentrate is becoming thinner and thinner. Here are some ways to stay motivated, and to not procrastinate the last assignments before the break.
Procrastination isn’t a good habit, but it is easy to give in to. It seems a lot easier to just say that you’ll do it tomorrow, but that never ends well. A proven way to avoid procrastination is to seclude yourself in an environment that will motivate you to work. For example, a library, someplace quiet where you have access to the internet, in your room alone without distractions in front of you…etc… Another way is to always keep in mind that it is better to do it now so you won’t have to do it later. It is frustrating when there is a constant reminder to do something in the back of your mind that comes randomly, and ruins your day as soon as it pops up again. The sooner you get the work done, the less you’ll have to worry about it.
Studying with a friend might or might not help, depending on who your friend is. If your friend keeps you both on task, then that would be a good way to avoid procrastinating. If your friend is someone you can’t help but converse unrelatedly with, then they may not be the best option for you. Finally, a good way to stay motivated is setting goals for yourself. Plan out what homework you’re going to do, and what order you’re going to do it in. Whether you’re going to do something today or tomorrow, and how long you think it will take. Write down a to-do list to help keep track. This helps in a way that it mentally prepares you for the work assigned, and keeps everything organized so that you remember what you have to do, and when you have to do it. You’re almost done. Keep that in mind.