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    I am an AS student studying History, English Lit, Politics and Philosophy (why do all my posts start this way hahaha)
    I'm really struggling to get motivated again. I was a highly motivated GCSE student and at the start of a levels I was the same.
    But oh god. Sometime has seriously changed.
    I had my mocks before Christmas, and I revised so much that I've really burnt myself out. I got A*AAC which I'm happy with but now it's serious and I need to buckle down as I'm looking to get A*A*AA at the end of 2 years. (high AA in my 2 AS exams)
    What can I do to get motivated again!!! Anyone else experiencing that demotivated period? It's tough and it's really making me anxious. I know I should be working hard but I have lost all drive. I'm tired and stressed. Advice would be appreciated. It's only been 1 and a half weeks of doing less revision than usual and I just feel guilty.
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    (Original post by rosie.mn)
    I am an AS student studying History, English Lit, Politics and Philosophy (why do all my posts start this way hahaha)
    I'm really struggling to get motivated again. I was a highly motivated GCSE student and at the start of a levels I was the same.
    But oh god. Sometime has seriously changed.
    I had my mocks before Christmas, and I revised so much that I've really burnt myself out. I got A*AAC which I'm happy with but now it's serious and I need to buckle down as I'm looking to get A*A*AA at the end of 2 years. (high AA in my 2 AS exams)
    What can I do to get motivated again!!! Anyone else experiencing that demotivated period? It's tough and it's really making me anxious. I know I should be working hard but I have lost all drive. I'm tired and stressed. Advice would be appreciated. It's only been 1 and a half weeks of doing less revision than usual and I just feel guilty.
    Hiya,

    I'm exactly the same don't worry. I find the best thing to do is get back up to speed gradually. I do this by getting myself organised again by writing a gentle revision timetable for structure with realistic short term goals, getting back into a good sleeping pattern and routine in general. I also make sure that I have 'rewards' planned to help motivate me, one enjoyable thing per day or something planned for the weekend.

    Try not to burn out as it won't be worth it in the end- if you maintain your health and well being you're more likely to do better in the end. If you feel like you're getting over tired or overwhelmed, ease off a bit and re-evaluate, talk to people about it (friends e.t.c) and do something to relax. It will help you to see the bigger picture more clearly so they'll be more motivation to reach your end goals.

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    (Original post by VioletPhillippo)
    Hiya,

    I'm exactly the same don't worry. I find the best thing to do is get back up to speed gradually. I do this by getting myself organised again by writing a gentle revision timetable for structure with realistic short term goals, getting back into a good sleeping pattern and routine in general. I also make sure that I have 'rewards' planned to help motivate me, one enjoyable thing per day or something planned for the weekend.

    Try not to burn out as it won't be worth it in the end- if you maintain your health and well being you're more likely to do better in the end. If you feel like you're getting over tired or overwhelmed, ease off a bit and re-evaluate, talk to people about it (friends e.t.c) and do something to relax. It will help you to see the bigger picture more clearly so they'll be more motivation to reach your end goals.

    Thank you this helped so much! It's nice to know I'm not alone. Im being proactive today and I'm spending the day at the library, away from distractions to get a solid 5 hours done. Once I get back into the routine of college, I hope I'll be fine
 
 
 
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