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motivating myself to get back on track at the moment and wondered what other people do to motivate themselves/get out of a rut

i watch study youtubers, look at pretty study pics on pinterest/instagram and re-look through the course/uni i want to go through. using forest and making timetables helps as well
although sometimes the best thing is revising an easy topic to feel accomplished hahaha
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lmao mine is fear of failure
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Making to do lists
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motivating myself to get back on track at the moment and wondered what other people do to motivate themselves/get out of a rut

i watch study youtubers, look at pretty study pics on pinterest/instagram and re-look through the course/uni i want to go through. using forest and making timetables helps as well
although sometimes the best thing is revising an easy topic to feel accomplished hahaha
I created this thread if it’s of any use.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6646062
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At the moment I’ve got the prospect of proving someone wrong that’s propelling me forwards. Just imagining results day, and me waving that grade they didn’t think I was capable of in their face. That’s enough for me. Or the fact I’ll never have to do the subjects I don’t like ever again if I do well now. That’s enough for me (:
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lmao mine is fear of failure
ah yes gotta love that one
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I created this thread if it’s of any use.

https://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/sho....php?t=6646062
looks cool i'll check it out !!
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Your life will be ruined if you don't study.

That's the truth of it, and that's why I study.
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motivating myself to get back on track at the moment and wondered what other people do to motivate themselves/get out of a rut

i watch study youtubers, look at pretty study pics on pinterest/instagram and re-look through the course/uni i want to go through. using forest and making timetables helps as well
although sometimes the best thing is revising an easy topic to feel accomplished hahaha
competition.
me and my friends at undergrad made a bet in final year lowest average had to graduate with a shaven head.
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competition.
me and my friends at undergrad made a bet in final year lowest average had to graduate with a shaven head.
that is one hell of a motivator tbf
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lmao mine is fear of failure
Fear of failure holds me back. I end up burnt out because of the worry of failing.
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Fear of failure holds me back. I end up burnt out because of the worry of failing.
I'll be honest it does me more harm than good but it's either I study too much or not at all
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I'll be honest it does me more harm than good but it's either I study too much or not at all
Could you elaborate on this?

I don't really know what people usually mean by "burn-out" and I also can't think of why it might do you harm?
Thanks.
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I wish I had something.
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Could you elaborate on this?

I don't really know what people usually mean by "burn-out" and I also can't think of why it might do you harm?
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(personally) burn out is like when you are just exhausted and nothing seems effective or your motivation truly reaches zero lol
so that's not good for obvious reasons but for me also sometimes the fear of failure leads to me not starting what i should :/
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At the moment I’ve got the prospect of proving someone wrong that’s propelling me forwards. Just imagining results day, and me waving that grade they didn’t think I was capable of in their face. That’s enough for me. Or the fact I’ll never have to do the subjects I don’t like ever again if I do well now. That’s enough for me (:
never get on the wrong side of ella thats for sure................isnt that right
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motivating myself to get back on track at the moment and wondered what other people do to motivate themselves/get out of a rut

i watch study youtubers, look at pretty study pics on pinterest/instagram and re-look through the course/uni i want to go through. using forest and making timetables helps as well
although sometimes the best thing is revising an easy topic to feel accomplished hahaha
Reading 'Desiderata' by Max Ehrmann
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Making lists, and reminding myself why I need to do the thing (eg: I'm hungry, so I need to eat, so I should get up and toast bread)
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motivating myself to get back on track at the moment and wondered what other people do to motivate themselves/get out of a rut

i watch study youtubers, look at pretty study pics on pinterest/instagram and re-look through the course/uni i want to go through. using forest and making timetables helps as well
although sometimes the best thing is revising an easy topic to feel accomplished hahaha
Honestly, the truth is you will never always be motivated to study. I know from previous experiences that waiting for motivation is the worst act of self sabotage you could ever do to yourself. You just have to start and get on with it; I can't guarantee that this won't be painful but with time you will get used to it and when you end up achieving the career/goal you wished for then it will all be worth it! Don't just quit because 30 minutes of studying has you wishing to be on your phone; it's not supposed to be easy.

Ensure you're self disciplined and you don't overwork yourself and you're already halfway there. Good luck!
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Could you elaborate on this?

I don't really know what people usually mean by "burn-out" and I also can't think of why it might do you harm?
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I don't know whether I've ever experienced this 'burn-out' that people talk about either but I have times where I've lost all motivation to study or I'm simply too exhausted to do anything but my brain is like 'no you need to study or you'll fail' and this happens when I'm relaxing too, and this just causes me so much stress. Hence why I'm saying it probably does me more harm than good.

I hope you can sorta understand what I mean
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