how to motivate yourself?

  • 5 votes

I always loved to work hard and�consequently spent�long hours each day on my study desk(around 8-10 hours during weekends) during AS and GCSEs. I don't remember rewarding myself much until I got my iPhone last year. This year, I feel absolutely fatigued. I keep on avoiding school work. When I do bring myself around eventually, I feel as though I've climabed a mountain after completing�a maximum of 5�questions. I have never failed in my life, but this year, I have�acaheived Es and Ds :(. Could someone please help me bring my motivation levels up again?

Posted Sun 16th December, 2012 @ 18:37 by Haj
Edited by Haj on Sun 16th December, 2012 @ 19:19

13 Answers

  • 9 votes

this is what i have in my room..(posters Which read)

  • what you do today can improve all your tomorrows
  • stop wishing start doing
  • brighter thinking, brilliant results
  • Believe you can
  • each and every step you task musr move you towards your goal
  • logic will get you from A to B imagination will take you everywhere
  • what are you waiting for?
  • IMAGINE with al your mind. BELIEVE  with all your heart. ACHIEVE with all your might.
  • To succeed, we must believe that we can.
  • Learn everything you can, anytime you can, from anyone you can, there will always come a time when you will be grateful you did
  • i have LIFE written with words related to life
  • this is my faourite doesnt really link  to anything to do with work but i will tell you- Hell, im punjabi and we dont keep calm...
Answered Mon 17th December, 2012 @ 09:33 by sharaan
  • 4 votes

remind your self of your successes and visualize those moments. Then remind you self that you only recived that through the utter hard work!!! Those disappointing grades are now a good real life example of what will contiue to happen to you if you dont fix up!!! scare your self to work by picturing the moment when you recived them!!! this hopefully would make you work harder and good luck with this year!!!!

Answered Sun 16th December, 2012 @ 18:44 by mariam
  • 2 votes

I do bits of revision in between other things- it helps it seem to take up less time.

If you go through flash cards and only do a couple of past paper questions as you go instead of telling yourself to sit down and do a whole paper or sit with a revision book in front of you it seems like you have less and its more consise and I find it easier to take in the information than sitting there for hours reading. 

Answered Sun 30th December, 2012 @ 18:22 by KatieL
  • 2 votes

Overworking yourself won't do you any favours.. but I think you've realised that. If I was you right now I would say that I can't treat myself until I revise for..hours. You get the gist.

Think of it this way. You can't get an A without studying. Without studying you will fail. By failing you can't go college. So you can't get a job. And you'll have a real struggle..


Answered Tue 15th January, 2013 @ 18:48 by Crystal Blue ♥
  • 1 vote

Thank you Mariam :)

Answered Sun 16th December, 2012 @ 19:17 by Haj
  • 1 vote

Say to yourself that you can only eat some chocolate (or whatever you really like) until you have done your revision. Or revise an hour before lunch/dinner so you have something to look forward to once you've done the revision :)

Answered Sun 16th December, 2012 @ 21:31 by Joanne
  • 1 vote

Those really bring my motivate up to do work, Organise your time because thats one thing that will get you do work and ge everything and over and done with dont do what i used to do... leave everything to last minute... now ive realised how important time is... my whole life goes around time... i value every second of my life into work

Answered Mon 17th December, 2012 @ 09:36 by sharaan
  • 1 vote

Try putting something nice ahead of you like going out with friends, or just loads of sweets, whatever keeps you happy... Usually works for me!!

Answered Sat 22nd December, 2012 @ 22:38 by Jess
  • 0 votes

Your welcome!!

Answered Sun 30th December, 2012 @ 18:45 by mariam
  • 0 votes

8-10 hours - thats ridiculous

Answered Mon 14th January, 2013 @ 18:49 by sv
  • 0 votes

It motivates you best when you look back to something you were proud of, like if you got a great exam result or something like that before. also i think if you read lots of good quotes when you wake up, it might help :)

Answered Wed 16th January, 2013 @ 20:32 by Sonia
  • 0 votes

Much appreciation to all those who have commented. Miraculously, I have got better grades than expected.

@sv, may I ask why? When one is dedicated and determined to work hard, long hours don't matter. Micheal Faraday used to work his head off day and night. If he could work 24/7, then really 10 hours is nothing. I do have a long break too you know.

Answered Fri 7th June, 2013 @ 20:51 by Haj
Edited by Haj on Fri 7th June, 2013 @ 20:56
  • 0 votes
Answered Tue 17th September, 2013 @ 09:40 by Mykel