While a week off study can be refreshing, the thought of returning to your studies might prove daunting. Regaining that motivation to dive back in can seem like a momentous task, but we have put together some motivation techniques to help you get back into your study routine.
Break it down
You may want to jump in headfirst and get as much done as possible while the motivation is there, but you may run the risk of quickly burning yourself out. Breaking up each task into smaller, more manageable chunks will make it feel less daunting. By doing this, you can reward yourself with a short period of relaxation each time you complete a portion of your work.
Create a routine
Developing a routine can be easier said than done. Making a habit out of studying can take a lot of hard work and dedication. Research indicates that it can take a significant amount of time to form a habit. However once you have formed a habit, you will find that performing it will become automatic – so make sure you spend plenty of time working on that studying routine.
Reduce the number of distractions
Distractions are a main source of procrastination, and the more distractions there are, the less likely it is that you are going to be motivated to study. In order to stay proactive towards your studies it is best to reduce or remove any possible distractions.
Identify what distracts you the most and remove it. Turn your phone off while you study – this reduces the temptation to scroll through your social media or play that mobile game you have been addicted to.
Study with a group
Though studying online may make it a bit difficult to study in a group with your peers, it is not as impossible as it sounds. Through Swinburne Online Study Groups you can have discussions with larger groups or create your own smaller study groups. By studying with other students, you are able to bounce ideas off each other, share notes and keep each other engaged.
Taking the first step in regaining your study motivation can be the most challenging. By following the tips above, you will be able to get back into your rhythm in no time.
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