It’s normal to start anything well motivated and lose a bit of pace part-way through. But don’t beat yourself up and lose confidence. Here are few motivation tips to help:
- It’s normal to start things highly motivated and lose a bit of pace half-way through. Don’t beat yourself up and lose confidence, but start to gently get back on track with a routine.
- Set regular study periods each week.
- Don’t go longer than a week without some studying – even if it is just a quick read of what you did in an earlier session.
- Don’t overwork – set times and don’t burn out.
- Do involve your family and friends and let them know you need their support – and their silence sometimes!
- If you are struggling to concentrate, take a break. Go for a walk, a coffee, a chat. Come back fresh.
- Don’t panic if you can’t remember anything. Keep going over what you have done and your brain will realise that you want to move the information into your long-term memory.
- Start each study session with a recap of what you did last time. The more you recap what you have already covered, the quicker it will go into your long-term memory.
- Don’t struggle along. We all have times of feeling lethargic and de-motivated. Talk to a member of staff, we’re here to help.
- Review your goals. Looking again at your reasons for choosing to do the course in the first place can really help.
- Don’t get disheartened if you find some aspects of the course difficult. Nothing worthwhile is easy. Keep going and keep your eye on the end result. It will all be worth it!
3rd August 2011