8 Tips That Will Help You Push Your Limits While Studying
Not getting the outcome you expect from yourself? You study for hours on a daily basis but whenever you look around, everyone is always ahead of you?
Technology and intelligence are becoming more ubiquitous day by day. So, just hard work alone won’t be enough. You need to have strategies now – work hard, but work smart too.
To help you get your work done and see the results you want, we are bringing you 8 tips that might help you understand and learn from your mistakes.
1. Never Ever Underestimate Yourself
Yes, I know this might be the 100th time you hear this piece of advice, but that’s the point: a thing that was in front of you the whole time and is pretty obvious gets neglected very easily. W all have heard this sentence so many times but do you really implement it in your own life? Well, if you do, that’s a great thing because now you are already ahead of 50% of your competition. When you want to prove your value to someone, you should know it yourself first.
When you know yourself, you don’t have to wallow in self-doubt, ‘Can I do this?’, ‘Do I have the potential?’ When you change this attitude, you have already won half the battle.
2. Set Small, Periodic Goals
Keep having big goals, but divide them into smaller goals which will be a lot more efficient and a lot easier to attain.
When you set your goals for a whole year you’ll start thinking that you have a lot of time in your hands and as a result, you may start to procrastinate or worse, you can get scared of how little time you have and there is so much work to be done and you’ll get stressed.
– One day at a time. Always, start now, don’t think about when it’ll end.
– Utilize your time more in completing the work than calculating ‘when it’ll be done.
As you’ll start studying and as time passes, even complex topics will make sense to you and you’ll see that it wasn’t as hard as you thought. Things will definitely fall in place when you start placing them right.
3. When Setting A Timetable, Be Realistic And Practical
There are times when you get a surge of motivation and set yourself a timetable that involves sitting for hours at a time to study, which will lead to exhaustion. If you haven’t studied for weeks and then you suddenly decide to sit and hit the books for 12 hours per day, that likely won’t work. If somehow, you manage to successfully sit for hours studying and the next week you are all tired and feeling consumed, that won’t work either.
Growth is slow and gradual, start off slowly, give your body time to adjust to the timetable, and track your day by day progress. This can be a real mood changer sometimes. Be more realistic, you know what your best version is capable of doing, try to get ahead of that version, but slowly and consistently.
4. Be Clear About What Is Your Motive Behind Studying
No matter if it’s about your future career or about acing a test: just be crystal clear about how badly you want it. Keep reminding yourself about the feeling of satisfaction that you’ll get after your goals are achieved. Keep reminding yourself that in the end, it is all worth the effort!
5. Take Small Regular Breaks Between Studying
When you plan on sitting for hours to study try adding some small breaks in between, and you’ll see an increase in your productivity. In her book “How To Have a Good Day” Caroline Webb recommends taking a break at least every 90 minutes in order to stay focused and productive. Take 15 minutes breaks, listen to some songs that you like, or do other things you enjoy, but be disciplined and stop as soon as the break ends.
Breaks will give your brain and body a little time to relax and retain its power. Taking regular breaks can also help prevent study fatigue and keep you focused. These breaks also allow you to refresh your mind and improve creativity, as well as help you to maintain your attention and regain motivation.
6. Maintain A Healthy Diet
Your diet plays a major role in your productivity, studying, creativity, and other skills. There are many healthy foods and what is good for you is highly individual. But here is an example: bananas are a good source of potassium vitamin c, fiber and, manganese. They can also help you enhance your memory. Some nuts and fruits can help you to strengthen your memory, eyesight, and sharpen your brain.
Eating the right foods can also help you to have more energy, a better mood, and increased mental sharpness. All of which are important ingredients for success in every area of your life.
Eating right is very necessary for a healthy life as well so, why not just make it a habit?
7. Keep A Positive Mindset
Everyone goes through tough times, some just know how to fight through them. Yeah, sometimes it does feel like you are on the very edge like there’s nothing you can do about it and it’s just darkness that’s left. Well, for times like these, keep in mind that every darkness always brings a bit of light.
Keep doing what you are made for and don’t look behind. Don’t be afraid when participating in a competition. Be brave and optimistic. Be positive and radiate positivity and eventually you’ll get positive outcomes.
8. Don’t Give Up
Don’t give up on something you really want because that will have a negative impact on your future. If you want to make something out of your life, do it no matter how scared you are and never give up.
Maybe after giving up one day you’ll realize that it was the very thing you wanted and you would’ve been able to achieve it if you tried a little harder. Never let that happen. Regret has always been more painful than the pain of discipline.
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