Motivational Tips!

As it's exam season for the majority of all students (except me hehe 100% coursework is the best) I thought why not supply my readers with a motivational blogpost!

Here are 8 simple tips that should help you out with your coursework / exam preparation!

1. Have one Goal.
This is easier said than done, but it really helps. I cannot stress how useful it is to have one goal towards your work as it actually makes so much sense once you really think about it. Why would you jump from coursework to writing an essay to exam revision when in reality if you say to yourself "I'm going to solely focus just on this essay today" I guarantee that you will be done in the timeframe that you have set for yourself.

2. Find Inspiration.
Now I know finding inspiration is hard but honestly once you find it, your workload will become 10x easier. I tend to find inspiration in my brother as his work ethics are through the roof. This then pushes me to match him and produce a high level of work and it also makes me feel good knowing that I've put in so much effort towards my work. Everyone is different, don't forget that. Don't think that inspiration is only found in family members because the real answer to that question is that it can be found anywhere - you just need to look for it.

3. Get Excited about it!
Now I know that some of you reading this may think "Who gets excited about doing coursework / exams??". Don't worry I thought the same thing until I actually gave it a go. It feels weird to become excited about your work, but I try to get excited about finishing it and seeing the final outcome. Once my work is done that excitement overruns my brain as I never have to think about that specific piece of work again haha ;)

4. Commit, Commit, COMMIT.
I feel like this is pretty self-explanatory. If you don't commit to your work, it will never be done - simple. I know too many people who start their work and then 10 mins later they've put it aside for the day. This isn't ideal because when you begin starting it again, your train of thought has completely changed to what you started with and now you pretty much have no idea as to what you're doing. To counteract this, just take breaks but always go back to your work within a decent amount of time. You'll be finished with it much quicker than expected.

5. Take breaks, but don't take liberties with them.
Following on with what I just said above - take breaks but don't overdo it. It is always good to get away from your computer / laptop, but this doesn't mean your work session is over as you do need to go back and carry on. To the people that can work constantly for 3/4hours+ well done to you. Unlike me, I need to step away from my laptop and take a breather as this allows me to regenerate new ideas that I can then implement into my work.

6. Don't jump back onto Social Media.
This is a tricky one as I always seem to jump onto Snapchat / Twitter whilst doing my coursework and then I'm on it for ages as I get so carried away with it. It's a bad habit to break but it is doable. The best thing to do is to sign out of your accounts as it does work, it's just a matter of having that commitment to not cave back in and mess about with the geofilters on snapchat when really you have an essay / revision to do hehe ;)

7. Think about the Positive Outcome for when your work is complete!
I always think about the positives in whatever I do so putting this concept into my work allows me to think about what I will get out from finishing my work on time or earlier than the deadline date. It's good to think like this as you're able to make any amends to your work if needed. It also gives you time to have fun, I love finishing my work early as I'm able to relax and know that it is ready to hand in, instead of panicking that it won't be finished on time.

8. Last but not least, don't worry about it all.
I know this one is a bit contradicting but wait till I actually explain why.
Exams and coursework aren't the end of the world. Of course in this current time they determine your overall outcome of the year that you're in, but they don't determine where you'll go in life. That's your choice. I know many people that didn't do so well in their exams but they're in an amazing place now. So it just goes to show that whatever the outcome may be, your life is still in your hands and not someone else's.

Good luck to all that are sitting their exams in the next few weeks. You can do it! :)

"You only fail when you stop trying."

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