How to Stay Motivated When Studying

Staying motivated during long study sessions can be challenging. Here are some tips to help you stay motivated while studying:

  1. Set goals. Have clear goals for what you want to accomplish during your study time. Short-term and long-term goals can keep you focused.
  2. Take regular breaks. Take a 5-10 minute break every 50-90 minutes to rest your mind and body. Get up, move around and do something unrelated.
  3. Reward yourself. Set rewards for completing assignments, studying for a certain amount of time, or achieving goals. Treats can motivate you.
  4. Study with others. Ask friends or classmates to study with you. Accountability and discussion can make study sessions more engaging.
  5. Change locations. Switch up where you study to keep things interesting. Cafes, libraries and parks can provide a change of scenery.
  6. Listen to music. Background music without lyrics can drown out distractions and get you in a focused flow state.
  7. Take notes by hand. Writing notes physically can be more engaging and motivating than typing on a computer.

You can also improve your motivation by ensuring you:

By using these tips and building healthy habits with increased repetition intervals, you can motivate yourself to get through even the most tiring study sessions.