As a student, it can be difficult to keep motivation and productivity high while preparing for exams, but don’t worry – it is natural to feel this way! It happens to us all – we all go through it. Being motivated isn’t a consistent state, motivation is a fleeting emotion – but it is essential to recognise when it is high and low.
Here are a few tips to help you stay productive, motivated and on track – helping you to make the most of your study time:
When it comes to productivity, self-care can play a big role in helping an individual to be more efficient and effective in their work. For example:
Regularly engaging in self-care activities can also help to reduce stress and prevent burnout, which can be a major barrier to productivity. When someone is feeling overwhelmed and stressed out, it can be difficult to focus on work and get things done. By taking care of yourself and managing stress, you are more likely to be able to stay on task and accomplish your goals.
All jokes aside, Motivation is important because it is a driving force behind achieving goals and making progress. When a person is motivated, they are more likely to put in the necessary effort and persist through difficulties in order to reach their objectives.
However, it’s normal to have low motivation sometimes – usually due to various reasons like tiredness, lack of interest, feeling overwhelmed, feeling unaccomplished, etc. But it’s still important to try to push through and do things even when it is low, for a few reasons:
In summary, motivation is important because it drives us to take action and make progress towards our goals. When motivation is low, the best advice is to set yourself small tasks and take action. Break down your objectives and create actionable steps to work towards your big goal – even if it feels like Mount Everest. Action is the best way to get out of the “rut” and put yourself back onto the right path to regain momentum, avoid procrastination, achieve your goals, and build discipline.
We took more of a deep dive into Mental Health and Wellbeing tips in this article here.
It’s also important to remember that being productive does not mean being constantly busy, it means being able to prioritize and use your time most effectively. Being productive is about managing your time and making sure that when you work wisely so you are getting what you need to get done when you need it done. Try planning your day the day before, so you have a robust plan of what you want to get done that day our advice is to save a little time at some point in the day in case something pops up that needs urgent attention – as we all know life has a habit of getting in the way.
To summarise, make sure you focus on what truly matters and make time for yourself – productivity isn’t about doing as much as humanly possible it’s about a balance between your need and what you need to get done. Make self-care a priority, it is the foundation of being productive and one of the main causes of being unproductive. But most importantly, don’t put too much pressure on yourself, try to achieve a balance between work and rest, doing this paired with a solid routine, will be the is crucial to your success, all while avoiding burnout!