8 Tips to Stay Motivated throughout University

"Action is the foundational key to all success." -Pablo Picasso



At some point in our long journey in the university, we reach a certain limit. We feel as if we are breaking down and that there is nothing left to motivate us. Here are some tips to recharge your energy and raise your spirits:

 

1) Be proud of yourself:

Think of a way to make yourself proud. Be proud when you achieve something. You can set goals for yourself and take pride once you accomplish them. Your goals could be anything, such as finishing a long assignment or getting a high grade in a course.

 

2) Make your parents proud:Think about your parents. They make every effort so you can lead a comfortable life and make you happy. Exert an effort to make them happy and proud in return. It is the least you can do for them.

 

3) Love what you do:

Once you start loving what you do, work will start to seem less like actual work. You will start enjoying what you do and find it easier to work on things. This may become hard at some point, but always keep trying. If you do not love what you do, act like it. It will eventually make a huge difference in your life.

 

4) Celebrate small achievements:

Every now and then you should reward yourself for your efforts by taking small breaks or engaging in activities. Watching a good movie with your friends could be a great way to reward yourself for finishing your assignment. Going out to eat ice cream after a long day of running lectures is relaxing. Having a day out with friends celebrating the end of the midterm exams is mood changing. Remember, just do not overdo it!

 

5) Join student activities:

Joining clubs make your college life much more interesting. They allow you to take a break from your studies and make new friends. Clubs are also beneficial for gaining knowledge and obtaining new skills while having fun.

 

6) Make new friends:

Friends help you relax whenever you feel overwhelmed. They are always there to cheer you up when you feel down. Therefore, we all need people in our lives who support us when we need it. We become like our friends.  Surround yourself with people who challenge you to become a better version of yourself.

 

7) Avoid negative people:

People around us have a great leverage on us. Albert Einstein once said, “stay away from negative people, they have a problem for every solution”. Negative people generally focus on the gloomy side of life and are very discouraging. This could slowly turn you into a pessimistic and less motivated person. Their negativity will always bring you down, so try to stay away from them as much as can.

 

8) Always remember your dream:

Last but not least, do not forget your dream. Sometimes we tend forget why we decided to join college in the first place. It is just a transitional stage and a step to closer your goal. So always put your dream in front of you to motivate yourself to complete this important phase in your life.

 

These tips may come in handy when you are struggling with motivation and a potential burnout. Keep pushing yourself through until you finally hear the words “congratulations, now we can call you a graduate”.