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  • Do you ever find that sometimes when you're supposed to be studying or

  • working you just seem to lack motivation? It's like your 'get up and go' has got up

  • and gone. Oh yeah me too, sometimes. Well don't you worry because I have ten study

  • hacks that are gonna help you to get motivated but before we get started I do

  • want to say a huge thank you to today's sponsor. A sponsor that helps me to stay

  • motivated as an entrepreneur, someone who's self-employed and working alone, and

  • could help you to stay motivated as an independent learner. They are Skillshare

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  • choose from. Now you don't pay per class you pay for an overall membership and

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  • really helpful in all lines of work.

  • Study hack number one is to mix up or change your resources. If you use exactly

  • the same method and exactly the same resources to learn all the time then

  • eventually you'll become disinterested. So every now and again you should mix

  • things up, change your routine, perhaps introduce something new, like a

  • new class perhaps studying with someone different, studying in a different place,

  • buy a new book, find a new teacher on YouTube to listen to, take a class with

  • Skillshare. There are lots of different options just to refresh your learning

  • experience and to keep you motivated.

  • Number two, and this goes for absolutely anything that you're struggling to get

  • motivated for, just get started. Even if you really really really don't want to

  • do something, sometimes all you need to do is take that first step and then

  • everything becomes a little easier. For example if you really want to go for a

  • run in your head but your body is saying "no no no" if you just put on your

  • trainers and step outside and start to jog to the end of the road

  • then usually within a few moments you start to feel better about being outside

  • and being active and then the rest of the run becomes so much easier. So if

  • you're putting off your study session then just sit down open a book and get

  • started.

  • Study hack number three is to set yourself short-term achievable goals. Now

  • I'm not saying it's bad to have a big ultimate goal or to have a big dream.

  • It's important to know what you want to achieve eventually to have a bigger

  • picture but in the short term in order to stay motivated you need small

  • achievable steps. Focusing on one thing at a time. By doing this you'll

  • continually feel a sense of achievement and be able to measure your progress. So

  • for example you might decide that by the end of the week you would like to be

  • able to confidently have a conversation about a certain topic, perhaps you'd like

  • to be able to easily describe your day in English without hesitation.

  • So that whole week you'll spend time learning the vocabulary and the phrases

  • that you would need to have that conversation. Study hack number four

  • follows on very nicely from study hack number three and that is to reward

  • yourself. Give yourself a reward every time you do achieve one of those

  • short-term goals. Even if it's something as simple as: once I finished this

  • particular chapter and completed the quiz then I can take myself off for a

  • nice walk in the park. Or, something that I like to do, once I finish this part of

  • my work I can have a snack and a nice cup of tea.

  • Study hack number five might seem obvious but so many people neglect this

  • particular point and it's get enough sleep. You can't effectively learn when

  • you're tired, everything slows down and it's hard for any information to reach

  • your long-term memory. So rather than pushing through and trying to study hard

  • even when you are exhausted what you're actually doing is slowing yourself down

  • so it's better to have a power nap or get an extra hour sleep every night and

  • have a more efficient effective study period. Study hack number six is another

  • common sense tip and it is to make sure you're hydrated. Goodness me, so many

  • people do not drink enough water and what you may not realise is when your

  • brain is dehydrated it slows down, so if you want your brain to be at its

  • absolute best for your learning period then make sure you've had enough to

  • drink and do keep sipping water throughout

  • your study period to keep it fresh and awake.

  • Study hack number seven is to work in a suitable environment. Now everybody is

  • different so it might change from person to person but if you are struggling to

  • get motivated then perhaps you just need to change where you're working. That

  • might be as simple as opening up the windows and letting fresh air in, turning

  • on the lights and making sure that you can see clearly, and maybe even having a

  • tidy up will make you feel clearer in your mind and more motivated to work.

  • Perhaps you need to change your environment altogether and go somewhere

  • else to study. You just need to find what works for you, and that brings me on to

  • study hack number eight know your learning style. If you know your learning

  • style then you can create methods to help you learn effectively. There are

  • many learning styles that people talk about but mostly we would refer to the

  • visual learners, the oral learners, and the kinesthetic learners. People who

  • learn through what they see, people who learn through what they hear, and people

  • who learn through feeling and through experience. Once you understand the type

  • of learner you are and this is really going to help you to make the best

  • decisions in your studying.

  • Study hack number nine if you are really struggling to get motivated then buddy

  • up find someone that you can work with. Maybe someone who's in your class or a

  • friend someone who is studying the same subjects or who doesn't mind giving you

  • a hand during your study sessions. Having someone to help you can really make all

  • the difference and last but not least study hack number ten short study stints.

  • Hmm there's a little bit of alliteration for you. If you study for hours and hours

  • at a time you are doing yourself a disservice, after around 20 to 40 minutes

  • of study your brain really starts to slow down and the rate at which you can

  • understand, take on, and retain information really slows down so it's a

  • waste of time doing very long study stints. The best thing to do is to study

  • for 20-30 minutes perhaps, and then have a short break just a few minutes get up

  • walk around, go and have a drink, listen to your favourite song, get some fresh air

  • then come back and do another short study stint. By doing this you're

  • refreshing your brain every time and you'll have a much more effective study

  • period. Well there you go ten study hacks to help you to stay motivated. If you

  • have any study habits of your own then please do write them in the comments box

  • below so that we can all benefit from them. Also if you decide to sign up for

  • Skillshare then do let me know which classes and courses you're taking

  • because we might end up being classmates. I mean I'm taking so many courses

  • already and I plan to take lots more. Anyway thanks for joining me until next time, take care and goodbye.

  • time take care stay motivated and goodbye

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