not motivated to do university work

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So I'm in my second year of university as an apprentice software engineer and I've been finding it hard to stay motivated. In both work and uni I feel like I've been doing nothing but the bare minimum. I'm already behind on my assignments and I'm going to use my annual leave to catch up because, you know I at least don't want to lose my job.
What I want to ask is how do I stay motivated. Not just short bursts of motivation followed by long slumps of minimum effort. But continuously motivated to do better. And not just in my work. Some days I just don't get out of bed. All the times I've called in sick to work I was never actually sick but just didn't feel like I could really do anything then.
Sometimes I feel like I'm probably just really lazy.
How can I be more diligent when I feel like this?
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Set yourself manageable goals. Don't try and do something absurd like, as a general example, ten hours a day for months on end. Set something ridiculously basic like 15-30 minutes of study a day + attending work/lectures/training etc.

If you manage that for several days, try and build it up until you find a limit that you are comfortable with.
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