Motivate yourself to study!


How to Motivate Yourself to Study (The 5-Step Process)

It’s a boring afternoon. You’re tired after class, and all you want to do is curl up with Netflix and a bowl of cereal. But you really should study, and you know it. It’s just that you just don’t feel like it at all. Maybe you have a project that’s due soon, a paper to write, or a test coming up. Or, maybe, you just know you ought to study a little every day. (Gross, I know).

Step 1: Take a Walk

How do you avoid procrastination and build up the motivation to get started? Well, you’ve come to the right place. That’s what we’re talking about today. Of course, there are some long-term steps you could take to make sure this scenario happens less often, like building more self-discipline and better study habits… but what if you need to get started like, right now? We’ve got you covered. Follow our 5-step process to get the study motivation you need:

Funnily enough, this is one of the most effective steps in the process, and it’s usually the one that you feel the most resistance to. When there’s a bunch of work to be done, it feels counterintuitive to leave it all behind and go outside. So, why should you? Two big reasons: Walking is good for your brain. Walking creates productive momentum. Let’s talk about the brain part first.

Moderate exercise, like going for a walk, does a couple of things: First, it puts your brain in a prime state to receive and store new information. Research by UCLA found that exercise stimulates the production of several growth factor hormones which promote neuroplasticity, or your brain’s ability to form new neural pathways. This is crucial to your ability to learn and memorize new stuff.

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