Sometimes everything about life just becomes so boring that studying does not interest you. Unfortunately you have a major exams coming up soon and you need to study. What would you do? How would you get yourself to study even when you don’t feel like it? We have these 5 tricks that will help any student get their mojo back. These tricks were successful to me every single time.
1. Limit Your Session Length
If you feel frustrated or overwhelmed during a study session, it’s difficult to sit it out if you have two more hours to go. However, if you only have 15 minutes left till your next break, the world suddenly looks a lot brighter. All the other techniques will be a lot less successful if you don’t limit your session time. Oh… and if you’re not convinced: psychologists now say you learn best when studying in short chunks of time.
2. Don’t Focus on Results
You’re in pain — in a negative state. This is not the time to evaluate yourself nor your learning process. Do not demand improvement in this study session. Just complete it. That’s your goal. Keep at it until your time is up.
If you make the mistake of judging your progress when you are frustrated, you will come to unrealistically negative conclusions. Don’t try too hard. Results come slowly.
3. Stand up Walk Around
When you are struggling with frustration you can feel that energy in your body. You need to burn it off. Put on your MP3 player, use the audio, and get up and walk around. Yes, just stroll around a bit while you keep studying. It’s an effective trick to reduce the emotions that are bothering you.
4. Change Your Study Material
If you’re just starting, I recommend you focus more on your main course, but it can be very soothing to change it up a bit. So, grab a magazine or a newspaper and do something else for a while. It can prevent boredom and frustration.
8. Go Outside
If you feel the need to blow off some steam, why don’t you go outside for a while? It’s good to breath in some fresh air.
Culled from: smartlanguagelearner.com