Staying Motivated While Being A College Student

By Alexandra Thompson
ablockton@lc.edu

Many times procrastinating can become a huge issue when you feel as if you have lots of homework to complete. As well as trying to get studying done for upcoming exams. But you have to stay motivated with a positive attitude in order to complete your homework and studies. Especially, if you are working a job outside of school and/or involved in any activities. Whether they may be on your campus or outside of campus.

There are simply two ways that describe a human being’s motivational drive within themselves. Intrinsic is the motivation that comes from within ourselves and extrinsic which is the motivation that is derived from an outside source, such as friends, colleagues, seniors at the workplace, leaders, etc.  But it all depends on you as an individual. 

Self-motivation drives people to keep going even in the face of setbacks, to take up opportunities and to show commitment to exactly what they would like to achieve. 

First, you can start by setting goals because setting a goal for yourself is a time-tested and proven method to remain motivated. However, it is important to set realistic and achievable goals. Set yourself a deadline by which you intend to achieve these goals. Starting off by setting short-term goals, these may be achieved in a few weeks or a couple of months. Next, mid-term goals, which usually take a year or two to achieve. Then lastly setting long-term goals, these here can include your career options, plans for marriage, buying a home, or anything that takes a longer span of time. 

Keeping yourself in the company of positive people in general will help motivate you to be positive. People with a positive mindset and attitude are the best motivators. No matter your situation, they will always uplift your state of mind. 

It is always beneficial in remaining to be a happy individual! Because every bad circumstance will eventually disappear to the point it is no longer an issue in your life. You will be able to maintain your motivation simply by reminding yourself every problem is just temporary. 

Always remember to appreciate yourself because you are what matters most. Start thinking about the positive things overall in life you have accomplished! 

 

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