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Don't let yourself do anything else until you do your work and 'bribe' yourself by saying if you do X pages of work you get to watch 1 episode of TV (or something)
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Hi there,

I think a lot of the time you may not have the motivation to complete your work and this is where self-discipline comes in. For me, some days I feel like just procrastinating and sitting around the house all day doing nothing, but I know I'll regret it and feel bad for not sitting down and doing some work. Some days you have to force yourself to sit down and study - I know it can be quite difficult at the moment with everyone in a lockdown and so you cannot dissociate your study life from home life.

In this situation, I would suggest having a separate place where you would normally do all your work so when you go there you know you need to sit down and concentrate. This may be as simple as your dining room, where there is no technology that may distract you. The biggest problem with being at home and studying, is all the distractions are easily accessible to you so removing them from the room will help you a lot with concentrating on the task at hand. As said above, giving yourself little goals before you can do something you enjoy, such as watching an episode of a programme you've been watching, has always helped me. I give myself daily goals on what needs to be completed by the end of the day, with mini goals in between. This always increases my productivity as I know I will be praising myself for it afterwards. You always feel a lot better when you actually crack down and complete the work than if you didn't! Little breaks are also so beneficial - I tend to go for little 10 minute walks throughout my day to relax my brain, and get rid of any brain fog I might have.

Self-discipline on those days where you lack motivation will come a lot easier if you are passionate about the subject you are studying, even thinking about future prospects and where it will lead you. Reminding yourself of what it is you want and how you're going to get it may give you the push to sit down and do your work!

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Toni Bennett
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(Original post by 1.2.3.4.5.6.7.8.)
Don't let yourself do anything else until you do your work and 'bribe' yourself by saying if you do X pages of work you get to watch 1 episode of TV (or something)
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Using a reward system is really helpful to motivate yourself. I use chocolate to motivate myself! However TV is probably a healthier option
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