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    I am in Year 11 at the moment and I really want to succeed in my exams but currently I am in a bit of slump, and have a lack of motivation and energy, what can I do in order to be prepared for my fast approaching exams, but also be a happy and energetic person?
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    I would suggest to really think about where you want to be in the next 2 decades. The thought of the future in any way will surely bring the motivation levels back up as you have what you want fixed in your mind
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    (Original post by Hajra Momoniat)
    I would suggest to really think about where you want to be in the next 2 decades. The thought of the future in any way will surely bring the motivation levels back up as you have what you want fixed in your mind
    Thank you for the reply, I think the idea of getting a*s in some subjects is spurring me on even if I don't like them. I also want to go to a top uni so I need to work hard! thanks for the advice
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    Think about why you were motivated before, what drives you towards those top-end grades?
    Once you've done that its just self-care, really. Go get in the bath, relax, clean your room (very important) and you'll feel loads better, trust me. After all this you'll feel fresh and prepared!!

    Good luck with your exams
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    (Original post by Meridian-S)
    Think about why you were motivated before, what drives you towards those top-end grades?
    Once you've done that its just self-care, really. Go get in the bath, relax, clean your room (very important) and you'll feel loads better, trust me. After all this you'll feel fresh and prepared!!

    Good luck with your exams
    thank you!! great advice
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    (Original post by abigail2001)
    I am in Year 11 at the moment and I really want to succeed in my exams but currently I am in a bit of slump, and have a lack of motivation and energy, what can I do in order to be prepared for my fast approaching exams, but also be a happy and energetic person?
    Hey there,

    I've answered this question a few times in the past. Don't rely on motivation, motivation can be affected by hunger, tiredness and everything else. It's an unreliable thing to rely on (with that being said, if you have it, use it!). So, the best thing to work with is to introduce habits that are sustainable and productive (setting aside regular time to do work with no distractions, giving yourself a little reward at the end to encourage you on) and then using discipline to maintain that. Once the habit is built in then it should be much easier from there. The question is how much do you want it? If you want it enough then motivation isn't even a factor. I wish you the best of luck. Any questions then hit me up on here.
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    Motivation swings for everyone- you cannot always be 100% motivated! I often go off and do something that I enjoy (running, for me). Then I organise what I'm going to work on, and once I've completed that, I feel a lot better. After doing this, I feel as if I can achieve more and go on to do more work. I would recommend for GCSEs not doing masses of revision each day, but doing it in sensible (but not too small) chunks. Try to mix up which subjects you're studying too, or maybe just come up with a few new revision tactics to keep yourself interested. Hope this helps
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    (Original post by KieranAdam)
    Hey there,

    I've answered this question a few times in the past. Don't rely on motivation, motivation can be affected by hunger, tiredness and everything else. It's an unreliable thing to rely on (with that being said, if you have it, use it!). So, the best thing to work with is to introduce habits that are sustainable and productive (setting aside regular time to do work with no distractions, giving yourself a little reward at the end to encourage you on) and then using discipline to maintain that. Once the habit is built in then it should be much easier from there. The question is how much do you want it? If you want it enough then motivation isn't even a factor. I wish you the best of luck. Any questions then hit me up on here.
    Thank you, I know that I want it a lot so I suppose I just need to keep at it. thanks for the reality check
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    (Original post by S-Ellie-R)
    Motivation swings for everyone- you cannot always be 100% motivated! I often go off and do something that I enjoy (running, for me). Then I organise what I'm going to work on, and once I've completed that, I feel a lot better. After doing this, I feel as if I can achieve more and go on to do more work. I would recommend for GCSEs not doing masses of revision each day, but doing it in sensible (but not too small) chunks. Try to mix up which subjects you're studying too, or maybe just come up with a few new revision tactics to keep yourself interested. Hope this helps
    thank you for the input, I think I put to much pressure on myself to work all the time, so taking time out for myself will be really beneficial, really appreciate the advice!
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    (Original post by abigail2001)
    thank you for the input, I think I put to much pressure on myself to work all the time, so taking time out for myself will be really beneficial, really appreciate the advice!
    No problem. Best of luck and try not to put too much pressure on yourself
 
 
 
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