Laziness, that feeling of laziness that prevents us from doing what we should do, is a formidable enemy of students.
Especially when it comes to studying, doing homework, or waking up early to go to class. How don’t let laziness get the better of you and stay motivated at university?
Like most students, you may have asked yourself this question many times in your head without finding the answer, but don’t worry because here are seven tips that can help you. Fighting laziness at university.
Are you ready?
1. Set achievable goals.
The mistake we often make at university is believing that by overloading our schedule, we will be able to complete our assignments more quickly.
This is a big mistake!
Instead of imposing a never-ending list of tasks to accomplish, choose a few important, actionable tasks during the day.
This will help you avoid getting frustrated with the amount of work and you’ll have the pleasure of checking boxes as you go.
It is good for your health and motivates you more for the next day.
2. Avoid disruptive items.
While working, put your phone on aeroplane mode, close unnecessary tabs on your computer, and isolate yourself in a quiet place.
This will limit distractions that cause you to lose time and focus.
This lack of focus can also lead you to forget what you have already done or produce poor work.
3. Take regular breaks.
It is impossible to stay focused for hours on end.
Please make sure to allow yourself moments of relaxation between two work sessions, for example 30 minutes every two hours.
You’ll be able to recharge your batteries, clear your mind, and get back to work more efficiently.
4. Establish a work routine.
To fight laziness, it is important to have a regular rhythm and healthy habits. Wake up at a reasonable time, eat a good breakfast, get some physical exercise, and start work at a set time.
Eat healthy meals and drink plenty of water throughout the day.
This will get your body and mind used to being productive in certain periods of time.
5. Reward yourself.
Of course it’s my favorite part, that’s obvious, right? 😅
After completing a difficult task or finishing a day’s work, treat yourself to something you love: a good meal, an episode of your favorite series, a walk with friends…
Thus, you will associate effort with pleasure and will be more motivated to work next time.
This also reduces the risk of excessive stress and fatigue.
6. Get help.
In university, no one knows everything, not even the professors know everything, so calm down!
If you’re having trouble organizing yourself, understanding your lessons, or studying on your own, don’t feel embarrassed to ask for help.
Surely other students have faced the same problems and can share their experiences with you.
For example, you can join a study group, consult a teacher, or use apps or websites that provide appropriate resources or exercises.
7. Keep your long-term goals in mind.
When you’re too lazy to work, remember why you’re doing it: to pass your exams, get your degree, get your dream job…
Visualize the result you want to achieve and think about the benefits it will bring you. This will give you the impetus to overcome laziness and give it your all.