5 Tips For Uni Students To Motivate You For The Final Stretch
You’ve made it past halfway and now you’re running for home, deep in the last quarter of the grand final, entering the closing stages of the marathon, reaching for the swimming pool wall at the end of the race, riding towards the finishing line…
OK, I’ll stop with the sporting analogies, but clearly there are plenty that apply at this time of the university year, when students can see and feel the end in sight. However, first there are those final assignments that are about to come in thick and fast, and don’t get me started on exams.
So, here are my top 5 tips on how to be motivated to push through the final weeks of semester before you can bask in the sweet, sweet glory of uni holidays and, better still, graduation.
I know I said I’d stop with the sporting references, but seriously, the best way to kick goals is to know what you want to achieve, write it down, and believe that you have the potential to follow it through to fruition. I’m keeping my goal simple: limiting myself to just one coffee a day for the remainder of semester.
Stop and smell the roses
By that I mean give yourself a mental high five whenever you get an assignment started, halfway completed or submitted. Positive affirmations keep you focused and allow you to enjoy and be proud of all you have achieved. Trust me, I have read almost every blog that exists on how to prevent procrastination.
Think about the big picture
We only have a few weeks left, so if we knuckle down now it’s going to pay off when exams roll around. And in no time at all we’ll be kicking back on a deckchair at the beach.
Study in groups
For this last stretch, a little extra help from your friends can go a long way. Sharing ideas and discussing or having a good old debate or argument with friends over study topics can help to develop on your knowledge and bring you new insights.
Drink water, eat well, exercise, grab a bit of sunshine whenever you can and get plenty of sleep…
It is a pretty universal fact that students in their final few weeks of semester often forget to manage the bare necessities to health and well-being. I often see stombies (student/zombies) roaming the campus at this time of year looking hungry, plae and wrung-out. So please spare me the fright and stay healthy.
If you need some added assistance here are few links to just some of the many support services available to Griffith Uni students:
- Find a tutor
- Student support
- Student success advisors
- Indigenous student support
- International student support
Good luck in the final few weeks of semester!
Mindy Davies, Student blogger & Bachelor of International Relations