Staying motivated can be quite a challenge, but staying motivated when you’re nearing the end? Well, that's the REAL challenge. Your senior year is the worst time to slack off, but some things are inevitable, especially laziness (I mean, really, ngayon pa?!).
After four years of dedicating your life to all-nighters, you just get to a point where you're just kind of winging everything to get shit done. Instead of doing things sluggishly, fight the urge to be lazy during your last year in college.
1. Step up your time management skills.
Time management is what we all fail to do when we have a lot of things on our plate. Learn to schedule your day-to-day activities to prevent them from overlapping and to allot a sufficient amount of time for rest and your social life.
2. Avoid all-nighters.
This is probably too much to ask, but getting enough sleep is what you’ll really need to stay motivated. Studies show that sleep promotes clearer thinking and puts you in a better mood. This goes hand-in-hand with your time management skills. If you learn to manage your time, you definitely won’t have to pull an all-nighter.
3. Don’t hesitate to ask for help.
Sometimes when it all gets too much, a little help won’t hurt. Don’t put the weight of the world (or your thesis) on your shoulders. Some people will gladly help you with your workload; you just have to ask nicely.
4. Reward yourself.
Every time you’ve accomplished something great, don’t forget to treat yourself. It could simply be a day at the spa or a night out with your girlfriends. This excites you to do something better next time because you know you get to have fun afterwards.
5. Surround yourself with motivated people.
Motivation is contagious. If you start seeing it in other people, you’ll eventually become motivated, too. Plus, these people will impart nothing but good influence on you. You might adopt their good studying habits and time management skills, too.
6. Know that your goal is worth it
You have to constantly remind yourself of the goal that you are after and why you want to achieve it. This will keep you driven and determined because there is no better inspiration than seeing your checklist come to life.