Every individual is motivated by something in their life that gives them the will to wake up daily and hustle. Not to mention, every individual also goes through different phases in life and the goal, desire and motivation keep changing.
As a student, your goals will be different and so will be your motivating factor. Similarly, when you start working, your goals and motivation differ. Hence, the motivating factor keeps changing based on what you do, your life stage, and your long-term and short-term goals. This article focuses on the “student phase” of a person.
Your student life is one of the most crucial parts of your life. As a student, you juggle many subjects, activities and tasks. You have to multitask and moreover, study certain subjects even if you do not like them. Hence, staying motivated throughout the journey is very important.
If you are studying at home and taking online classes, self-motivation becomes even more important. To help you out with this, here are a few tips on staying motivated when studying at home.
1. Understand the Purpose of your Education
You need to question yourself, “Why you are studying?”, “How is this going to help me?”, “Why did I choose online learning?” etc. Once you understand the purpose behind your education, and the reason behind you taking up a certain course, you will be motivated to study.
The reasons may differ for each student, but it serves the purpose of motivating each one.
2. Set Definite Goals
Most often, students create goals that are difficult to achieve and complicated and they end up feeling stressed out and overwhelmed. As a result, you will be unable to achieve the set goals or meet your expectations. This will demotivate you. Therefore, it’s crucial to set modest yet doable goals for oneself.
Set achievable and realistic study goals for yourself. It can be both short-term as well as long-term. You can push yourself on some days to go beyond the boundaries that you have set for yourself, however, do not stress out yourself for not being able to achieve everything in a short period. Learning is a slow process and it takes time.
3. Create a Timetable
As you study using an online teaching app, apart from the live classes, most of the lessons can be recorded. Even if you miss the live classes on some days for some reason, you will be able to go through everything in the form of recordings. So, you can create a timetable for yourself based on your availability during the day.
Creating a timetable helps you become organised.
4. Create a Study Space
Having a study space at home helps you create the mood to study. If possible, try to make it a fixed place and take your classes from there. It should be a place that is away from disturbances which help in keeping distraction away.
5. Reward Yourself
You are your motivator, you should be rewarding yourself too!
Take a day off from studies, watch the movie or the TV show you wanted to watch, and buy yourself a bar of chocolate. Basically, do anything that makes you happy and you feel is a reward for yourself. You should keep doing this every once in a while after you achieve a short goal, get appreciated by your teacher, etc.
Motivation is the driving factor that keeps everyone going. Stay connected to your friends and peers even if you are studying at home. Trust yourself and keep pushing yourself towards your goal without burning yourself out.