5 Effective Ways to Study When You Are Demotivated
Don’t have enough motivation to get your butt off your couch and start studying?
We all have had gone through this situation countless times. And because of this pandemic, we can’t go out to school or college too. You’re probably bored and don’t want to study either. Just watch tv series and slowly start becoming the couch potato.
Now that exams are cancelled and you all are eventually passed, you still need some skills to get a job and start earning some money.
So, here are 5 effective ways to study and get you motivated, start learning so that it will get you going towards your ultimate goal!
1. Wake up before 8 AM
Every morning we are born again, what we do today is what matters most.Buddha
Waking up before 8 AM doesn’t seem very drastic as waking up at 5 AM (because its really hard). During these times its not necessary to wake up very early. Between 7-8 AM is also a great way to start your day. And its not that hard.
And your energy levels at this time are also great, so its less likely that you feel tired and groggy.
Now that you have woken up, lets head over to the next step.
2. Create a robust Morning Routine
The morning routine is the most important part of your day. And believe it or not, every successful guy/girl you have ever known, gives credit of their success to their morning routines.
Your routine doesn’t have to be of 10+ steps that you never go through. It just has to get you going for what comes next in your day. For starters, consider these steps :
- Wake up and drink a glass of water right away.
- Workout or Stretch your body (ex. Yoga or Pranayam)
- Create a to-do list.
- Get ready (brush your teeth, shower, and the whole shebang)
- Complete your tasks one by one.
- Take breaks in between to let off some steam.
- Get back again to work and finish the remaining tasks.
3. Sit Down and Study
The most effective way is to “just do it”.
To make it a little easy if you are too demotivated, just get up and sit down at your desk or wherever you study, start a timer of 5 minutes. Try to focus for just 5 minutes. And if you don’t feel like it, get up, and take a walk outside for a few minutes, and repeat.
Doing this will at least get you into the mindset of studying and focusing. And when you are ready to actually study, do so by what is called as Pomodoro Technique.
What is a Pomodoro Technique you ask? Let's see it below...
4. The Pomodoro Technique
In this studying technique basically what you do is, set a timer of 25 minutes, and during this time, study only one topic with intense focus. After the timer goes off, just get up from your desk and take a walk or do something entirely different for 5-10 minutes, and repeat this until you are done for the day.
In a later post, I’ll give deep information about this technique and how it actually is effective.
5. Give yourself a treat
So you finally did something that almost was impossible at first, ‘study’ when you weren’t feeling like it. And you did it anyway, now that's a win.
For this effort of yours, give yourself a treat every time you accomplish something.
For example: watch a movie, cook something delicious, buy a chocolate bar, or finish a tv show, etc. Basically, anything that cheers you up!
Soon you’ll be more motivated to study more.
“Success Leads to Motivation Leads to Success”Jeff Haden
Consistency is key.
Building consistency will bring momentum to your workflow, and there will be less friction when you are starting to study.
Now that you have all these weapons in your arsenal, well, Parabellum (“Prepare for war”), its from John Wick.
Follow these steps and slowly include them in your life. And I assure you, you will be more productive than every previous day.
Also, you will be inching closer to your ultimate goal.
So, what do y’all think?
If you have anything that you would like to share about your study techniques, feel free to comment down below and soon I’ll get back to you.
© 2020 Kshitij Thakre