Back to School: 10 Things to Get Yourself Motivated for the Successful Academic Year

August 28, 2019

As the summer is almost coming to an end, not all of us are excited to get back to our routines. Going back to school might not be something that everyone is looking forward to after bathing in the hot summer sun. Nevertheless, it is time to unpack the travel bags and look forward to the next great chapter of life.

Whether you are in school or college, you might still need that little nudge to get started. So we are here with some incredible tips to get you motivated for the upcoming school season.

Do the Groundwork

As dull as it might sound to get the hang of ground rules, it might help, in the long run, to perform well academically. You don’t need to abide by these rules every single day, but it will help one to set boundaries and become motivated to follow the routine. Start by analyzing your past semester and look at possible ways of improving the results this time.

Concentrate on Goals

There is nothing better than a clear goal to get one going. The aims can be academic or refer to extracurriculars.

One can focus on learning more about a particular field of interest or even quenching any curious thoughts on academic writing, such as what is an appendix, or how to cite credible sources. Setting similar frameworks will undoubtedly help you accomplish more. This will also give one a clear idea of how to plan the year.

Challenge Yourself

Another way to make goals more exciting and unique is to add a few challenging pieces. Everyone has some weak spot. The strength lies in identifying and acknowledging one’s weakness and working to make it an advantage.

If there is one particular subject you have been struggling with, dedicate more time to improve yourself on that. It’s said that you need to compete with yourself only to get better at any task.

Become Action Oriented

Goals are exceptional and will lead you in the right direction. Surprisingly, as this Harvard study reports, 13% of a class does not have any concrete plans on their goals. It is best to consider setting aims as the first stepping stone towards excellence.

You will need to take action in order to fulfill these targets. Spend more time to be assertive about what steps or actions you need to take to achieve the objectives.

Set a Morning Routine

One thing that propels many people is a good old morning routine. A perfect beginning of the day can set the right mood up to the evening. So plan out how much time you need to get ready, eat breakfast, do some revisions or anything else that is required. It is certainly better than waking up on your laptop only to realize that you are too late for the class already.

Get Organized

Being organized will encourage one to become more productive. It could be all about organizing the dorm room or even having a dedicated planner to deal with the scheduled classes. This will help to plan the lessons better, avoid missing deadlines and other important activities. An organized room will also give out the right energy to focus on studies.

Get Ready

Few of us get excited by new stationery whereas for others it is all about finding the best outfits for the next day. There is always something that gets one eager to look forward to tomorrow.

There is nothing wrong with spending time and money but finding the best jacket or that cute notebook that you have always wanted.

Look Past the Grades

Remember that education is not only about the marks and grades. There is much more to the experience than just excelling in academics. Do not let your final objective to be only about achieving good grades.

Focus on holistic learning; look at all other areas where you can learn or simply enjoy the time spent participating.

Aim for Consistency

Most students tend to start their school with high motivation, but as time goes by, they also tend to lose it. This makes learners feel discouraged and let go off their goals.

Consistency is a critical factor in keeping yourself inspired throughout the course. It is easy to give up, but what you might be lacking is just one more day of practice.

Make Memories

Above everything, school years are about creating memories as much as about learning. It is the time that everyone will look back and reflect on in the future. As hard as the goals or class schedules can be, remember to spend time with your friends and make every second count.

Final Words

While there will certainly be days when the motivation might seem to disappear completely, look at the brighter side and all the positive things about completing another year successfully.

All you need is to buckle up and embark on this journey with a warm smile.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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