How to motivate yourself in studying?

If you lack the motivation to study too, welcome to the club! Almost all students encounter this problem sooner or later in their studies. In this article, we will talk about how to motivate yourself in studying.

Motivation is important to study well. When you are motivated, it is easier to stay focused while you study. When you are not motivated, not only is it difficult to stay focused but most of all it is difficult to start studying!

How to motivate yourself in studying?

Here are 10 simple ways to increase your motivation to study.

  • Reward yourself for studying. After a good study session, for example, treat yourself with a delicious ice cream cone, now that the summer season is approaching you can eat one a day! Rewarding yourself after achieving even a small achievement is a great way to be more motivated in the next study session.

  • Study with other people . Studying with someone else doesn’t have to be an occasion to throw a party, it can instead be a pleasant and different way to stay motivated and to motivate each other.

  • Keep your long-term goals in mind. Sometimes in the daily study we tend to lose sight of the final objective which can be the passing of an exam or even the possibility of practicing a profession that you like. Remembering your goals before starting your study day can help you improve motivation.

  • Eliminate distractions. If you surround yourself with potential temptations like phone, TV, Facebook, etc., you will easily do more instead of studying. If you get distracted easily, try to study in a place, such as a library, where there are fewer distractions.

  • Develop interest in what you have to study. Even if you don’t like the subject, try to understand what the interesting aspects could be or what practical applications could be that could be useful for your future work. This will make studying more enjoyable.

  • Take breaks . When you feel you need to take a break, try to stop at a point where it makes sense to stop, such as at the end of a chapter or section. This will make it easier to resume studying after the break.

  • Study in a comfortable place. You will be more likely to study if the place where you study is pleasant.

  • Set reasonable goals for a study session . You certainly won’t get very far if you see your daily study session as a “mission impossible”. 

  • Use a motivational poster . Place the poster in a place that you can see while you are studying. The poster should include positive words and a photo that represents success. You can buy one already made or even create your own. You can also read inspiring stories of famous people who have achieved success through effort.

  • Just do it . Sometimes getting started is the best and easiest way to get motivated. Once you get started, you will feel so much better than worrying about having to study.


So, this is all about how to motivate yourself in studying! Whenever you experience difficulty sitting down to study, follow the tips above to motivate yourself to do what you need to do. Do let me know if these tips helped you in the comment section. Happy Studying!

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