Being able to motivate yourself before the upcoming academic year is a skill not everyone has mastered and that’s okay. Don’t panic yet! There is plenty of time and plenty of things you can do in preparation for school that will make you excited and ready to achieve all the goals you set for yourself! Here are a few ways that you can use in order to get that motivation before your next year of university/college/school starts!
Know Your Goal, Envision It and Make a Plan
Knowing what your goal for the year is is key to getting where you want to go. As simple as that sounds, you really have to know what it is you want in order to make a plan for it and really commit. Think about what that thing is for you, whether is raising your grades, getting on more extracurriculars, find a balance between academia or sports, etc.
Whatever that thing is for you to write it down if you have to and write a list of things that you know will help you achieve it. Once that plan is in front of it will be so much easier for you to get ambitious and motivated to work.
Prepare Yourself Beforehand
Doing some homework in the summer may sound really boring as opposed to… not doing some homework in the summer, but it is a really helpful way to get your head in that academic zone. Go through the reading lists you have for the year ahead and look into the modules and classes you’ll be doing this year.
This will help you see what the point of each class is and knowing how useful those things are will help you get determined to give it all your best!
This is probably the most fun thing you can do before the school year starts and it will help you motivate yourself as well too! Go shopping for clothes for the new year like new jeans, trainers, jumpers, jackets, rucksacks and everything, and also, pens, notebooks, highlighters, cases, all things stationery!
This activity will not only put you in a good mood but it will also get you excited for the upcoming school year since you wouldn’t be able to wait to use your new notebooks and write your notes prettily in them, right?
Post Motivational Quotes Around
As cheesy as this advice may sound, having constant reminders around about working hard and doing your best can really put you in a state of mind where you will want to do those things. Get some posters with some motivational quotes or some Pinterest printables and put them around your room, your desk, in between your notebooks or your bag, or even on your phone screen!
This way you will always be around positive messages that will be pushing you to do your best and to believe in yourself!
Fixing Your Routine
In summer we all tend to slack down a bit and stay up late and get up late, especially if we’re not working and haven’t had a proper routine to follow. Before the academic year starts, try and fix your routine by getting up slightly earlier every day and doing something productive with your morning.
Maybe you could do a workout, do some reading or prepare a breakfast for you and somebody else. This way when it comes to getting up early for school your body will be ready to get up on time and not laze around!
Follow Some Studygrams
If you’re finding it difficult to motivate yourself in terms of studying, there is a whole community out there with people sharing tips and tricks on how to study better and more efficiently! Follow some accounts on Instagram or just follow the #studygram!
It is far more helpful than just looking at pictures of somebody’s pretty notes in a pretty notebook – follow the study tips and apply them to your own methods!