One of the best ways to finals success is to keep motivated and positive throughout. If you can’t motivate yourself, then who can? We can! I have rounded up my top 5 tips and tricks for motivating yourself before finals kick off.
1. Focus on the end outcome
Even though it may seem impossible to see the light at the end of the tunnel, try your best! Think about how amazing you’ll feel when you get the grades you want, or, think about that study-free break ahead of you. A quote which I think sums this up perfectly is ‘short term pain, long term gain.’ You can do it!
2. Positive quotes
Now, even though it may seem pointless, try changing your desktop or screensaver to a quote or image which reminds you to study or motivates you. This is such a great way to keep spirits high as you’ll be seeing the quote a lot. Here at UNiDAYS, one of our favourite quotes has to be this:
Check out our Motivational Monday Pinterest board for plenty more of where that came from!
3. Reward yourself
If you’ve got something to work towards, then you’re going to be so much more likely to get your head down and get it done. What you reward yourself with is up to you, but it could be anything from spending time with friends to something as a simple relaxing bath.
4. Get the balance right
One of the worst things to do pre-finals is to be too hard on yourself. Even though it might seem like a great idea, doing 10 hours of pure cramming really isn’t going to be helpful, motivating or healthy. Be sensible with the amount of studying you’re doing each day and be sure to dedicate some time for yourself. If you’re able to get the balance right, you’re going to notice a big difference in how you feel!
5. Think about your previous successes
By sitting down and making a list of all the things you’ve done successfully in the past, you can try to work out how you did and apply that technique to your finals. Whether it be getting an awesome grade in a piece of work, getting a job or passing your driving test, if you’ve done it before, you can do it again!
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