If you have just started studying, congratulations on taking your next step in bettering your life and those around you. Studying is a long-term commitment requiring perseverance, but the reward is what is does in you that no one can take away. Here are some top tips to get your study journey off to the best start:
- Make the Goal Clear
Motivation and productivity suffer when you feel overwhelmed by a new challenge. Rather than dwelling on how much you have to do, think about why you enrolled in your studies in the first place. Then make a list of what you hope to achieve by completing your course, make it visible at your study desk and refer to it for motivation on why you are taking this journey.
- Create A Schedule from Day One
This might seem obvious. But creating a schedule for your first few weeks will get you started the right way and will help you stay the course and find a balance. After all, the trick is to start the year strong and tackle those assignments as soon as you can, with plenty of time to spare for other activities that keep you sane.
“After all, the trick is to start the year strong and tackle those assignments as soon as you can, with plenty of time to spare for other activities that keep you sane.”
- Reaffirm Yourself with Every Milestone
Give yourself a mental high five whenever you get an assignment started, halfway completed or submitted. Positive affirmations and even small rewards can keep you focused and allow you to enjoy the process of achieving.
- Stay Connected to Positive Company
The people you connect with can be invaluable to help you get motivated and stay motivated throughout the year. When you have friends and study buddies who are also positive and ambitious, you find that your studies will be underway before you know it. So, make sure you spend your time with people who most energise and encourage your goals.
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