Midterm Madness: Staying Motivated During the Middle of the Term

College flies by – that’s a fact! It’s almost as if one day we’re anxiously prepping for the first day of class, and then with the blink of an eye we’re already face-to-face with midterms. It can feel pretty overwhelming! But with half of the term still waiting for you, there’s no time to feel drained. That’s why we put together this list of tips to help you stay motivated throughout midterms!

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Get inspired.

We don’t know about you, but we get super hyped when we hear stories of success. What inspires you? We recommend checking out some TED talks, podcasts, or just reading up on someone you find motivational.

 

Revisit your semester goals.

Remember at the start of the semester when you told yourself you were going to study hard, never skip class, and stay on top of your assignments? The problem is, we often only think about these goals in the beginning of the term! Take the time to remember what you promised yourself for a boost of motivation.

 

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Work on time management.

If you’re not managing your time well, you’ll find it hard keeping up with all of your responsibilities. No wonder that motivation is lacking! Work on time management by sticking to a planner, prioritizing tasks, and re-thinking your schedule.

 

Schedule a ‘me’ day.

Sometimes all it takes is a little R&R to get back in the groove of things. Find a time when you can clear your schedule of all responsibilities, and make sure to get in some much needed relaxation. You’ll feel energized and ready to go!

 

Reward Yourself.

Hey, you’re working hard all term – you totally deserve a reward! Whether it’s treating yourself to ice cream after a long study sesh, or planning a weekend trip with friends after the end of exams – it’s a great incentive to get you going!

 

Lean on your friends.

Friends are the ultimate support system. They give us pep talks when we need it and make us belly laugh when we’re looking for a bit of positivity. You may feel like you need to seclude yourself and just crack down on studying, but making some time to spend with friends might be just what you need. Group study sesh, anyone?

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How do you stay motivated all term? Share your tips with us in the comments below!

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