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    Can anyone list any, the only things I can think off is good grades = moving out my house.
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    Think of yourself cleaning toilets for a living in 10 years time. That enough motivation?
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    Getting a place at a good university -> starting anew -> making your own decisions etc.

    Getting into a career you'll enjoy so you won't be bored your whole life.

    Telling yourself that once you get into it, revision won't be as dull as you think (I often enjoy it).

    Being able to spend some time alone and focus on your work instead of worrying about not doing it.

    Yeah, moving out seems to be a good motivator for me at the moment!
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    Try living as a tramp for 3 days.
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    Anymore??
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    just do it. seriously, there's no motivation.

    Just keep all distractions away from your revision place.
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    Getting a place at a good university -> starting anew -> making your own decisions etc.

    Getting into a career you'll enjoy so you won't be bored your whole life.

    Telling yourself that once you get into it, revision won't be as dull as you think (I often enjoy it).

    Being able to spend some time alone and focus on your work instead of worrying about not doing it.

    Yeah, moving out seems to be a good motivator for me at the moment!
    All these future things like getting into a good university, etc are poor motivators because of something called hyperbolic discounting (time on facebook now is worth more than a good university place because your brain discounts the value of it as it's far into the future).

    The best motivator therefore is guilt. Condition yourself somehow to feel guilty when you don't revise. Adopt a 'why not-revise-for-half-an-hour, when you can revise?' mindset.
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    I'll kill you if you don't revise :|
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    Who would you let down if you didn't revise and subsequently didn't get the necessary grades?

    That's the method I've gone for. Seems to be working.
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    The worst thing is getting a MAJOR headache whilst revising.. any solutions for that?

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    (Original post by Bright)
    The worst thing is getting a MAJOR headache whilst revising.. any solutions for that?

    :/
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    Print a picture of your uni or stick your acceptance letters on your wall or something
    Everytime I look at mine I get a bit worried :emo:


    It doesn't guarantee me actually revising...but it does motivate me
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    Try putting the Uni website you wanna go to as your homepage.
    or make a Logo of the uni you wanna go to as your phone's wall paper?
    Listen to motivational songs.
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    think that no woman will ever want anything to do with you if you don't achieve your exam grades! now that's motivation lol
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    (Original post by Sports Racer)
    All these future things like getting into a good university, etc are poor motivators because of something called hyperbolic discounting (time on facebook now is worth more than a good university place because your brain discounts the value of it as it's far into the future).

    The best motivator therefore is guilt. Condition yourself somehow to feel guilty when you don't revise. Adopt a 'why not-revise-for-half-an-hour, when you can revise?' mindset.
    I see it as very immediate though and many times I procrastinate, I ask myself "hey, do you want to go to a good university or not?" (which I suppose is making me associate procrastination with guilt anyway!).
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    I see it as very immediate though and many times I procrastinate, I ask myself "hey, do you want to go to a good university or not?" (which I suppose is making me associate procrastination with guilt anyway!).
    Ah yes but is it really the thought of university that's driving you? Because that sort of notion seems to me too abstract to be the real force. I would've thought it would be something like Realise not revising -> remind self of why should revise -> not revising is betraying yourself -> guilt. I suspect the same guilt can be reached by thinking about letting down family, not being with friends at uni, etc.
 
 
 

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