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    I'm coming to the end of my third year doing a law degree and I'm crumbling under the pressure.

    One part of me has had such enough and is not motivated at all. The other half of me is so frustrated with this as I need and want a decent degree!

    Is anyone going through/been through the same thing and have any words of advice to keep me motivated/sane. Would be greatly appreciated!
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    I know how you feel, sometimes a few days can pass by and I haven''t achieved anything.
    Im not sure if this will help but this is what I do.
    I take a bit of time when I wake up to relax, think exactly what I what to do that day, maybe when or how. If I find myself procrastinating or just watching TV I ask myself what I want and then why am I not doing it?
    Hope that helps
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I'm coming to the end of my third year doing a law degree and I'm crumbling under the pressure.

    One part of me has had such enough and is not motivated at all. The other half of me is so frustrated with this as I need and want a decent degree!

    Is anyone going through/been through the same thing and have any words of advice to keep me motivated/sane. Would be greatly appreciated!
    I studied law as well and my motivation came and went throughout the degree. I even considered dropping out in my first year but I'm so glad I never.

    The biggest motivation you have is that you are in your final year so you really don't have that long to go.

    If you have been under a lot of pressure lately you need to give yourself a break. I know it can be difficult to relax when you have work to do and you are under pressure but trust me, it's much more productive to have a rest. It's better to do two hours of work where your head is thinking clearly than 10 hours of work where you are stressed and not in a positive frame of mind.

    Try and get the basics right too i.e. make sure you get enough sleep, exercise and make sure your other needs are being met such as the need to connect with other people. If you're under stress you might want to limit your caffeine intake as it releases cortisol into the body which is a stress hormone and cut down on sugar too as that can contribute to you feeling terrible as well.

    Finally, break everything down into baby steps and manageable chunks. Don't overwhelm yourself by fretting over the bigger picture, just take each day as it comes. Set yourself goals for each day in terms of what you want to study and give yourself regular breaks.
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