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Systems produce results.

Systems produce results.

Relying on motivation, inspiration, being energized, or any other fleeting emotion will not sustain you and not deliver the results that you desire.

It’s the system that delivers the results.

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How to STUDY When You DON'T FEEL LIKE IT!

How to STUDY When You DON'T FEEL LIKE IT!

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Step 3| Lower the Activation Energy
  1. Create Small Sub-tasks: Once you think you’ve made it small, make it even smaller than that.
  2. Decrease the Time Commitment: Use the Pomodoro Technique.
  3. Choose Easy Tasks to Build Momentum
  4. Lower your Expectations: This one applies to creative works, such as writing an essay. Tell yourself you’re not writing an essay, just one sentence. And you’re not writing for 1 hour, just for 3 minutes. Intentionally tell yourself that you’re going to write something bad.

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Step 2| Use the Power of Language

Here are some ways to implement it:

  • When you tell yourself “I don’t feel like studying” say out loud “so what?" which will snap you out of this limiting mindset.
  • Use the word “and” instead of “but” when facing your problems.

When you say “I have to study for my midterm, BUT I’m tired and I don’t feel like studying”, you’re limiting your potential options of action.

However, when you say “I have to study for my midterm AND I don’t feel like studying”, you have two separate phrases and the second one doesn’t negate the first.

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Step 4| Add some spice
  1. Vary the type of studying or Subject.
  2. Incentivize Yourself with Rewards: Find something you’re looking forward to, and tell yourself you’ll be able to do it immediately after you finish your task.
  3. Move: It has two benefits. First, physically moving your body around with walking or some light exercise is a highly effective way to reset and get into a better mindset, ready for work. Second, moving to a new location can provide enough of a novel stimulus to get you out of the rut & build momentum.

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Step 1| Audit Yourself

You must first objectively examine your own habits and systems to figure out in what ways you can optimize most effectively.

You can keep a journal or open up a note on your phone and jot down what you are doing and how you’re feeling over the course of a day.

  • Who are you studying with?
  • When did you eat?
  • When did you try to study?
  • When did you begin feeling like you were just over it?

Doing this for a couple days will give you a better view of your current systems and pain points.

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1: Create a Study Matrix

Use this Study Matrix tool to help you fight the vagueness in your mind about what to do first. 

In the A box write all the topics that you're unfamiliar with ( The ones you'll want to focus first).

In the B box write down the topics you know but that do need revision.

In the C box write the topics that you know pretty well.

You can use the D box for random notes ( Tips, exams etc.)

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How to study when you feel unmotivated ✨ *3 easy tips*

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There is also the possibility to login into your spotify account so you can listen to your playlists. 

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Why is dopamine important?

Dopamine is the primary determinant behind how excited we are, how motivated we are, and how ready we are to push through things to get what we want

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