5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Finish the Semester

Wow…. I cannot believe it has been over a month since I last posted, and I am incredibly sorry for that. This semester has been so crazy busy as I have been preparing to graduate in May! Hence the title of this weeks blog. I will try to be writing every week the rest of the four weeks, but if something comes up, I will be back to my regular posting schedule after graduation, because trust me, I have a lot to write about!

I don’t know about you but for me it has gotten down to crunch time, especially since I am graduating (at the time this is posted) in about 25 days. All of a sudden the deadlines are approaching and things are starting to get intense. I’m finding myself wishing away the time because right now I am so crazy busy that hobbies of mine have been put on hold, and I just want some time to breathe. I know I cannot be the only one going through this, so I thought maybe this blog could help us all!

1. Keep your eyes on the prize!

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You are almost there. Keep in mind what your goals are and how you are so close to reaching them. That thought alone could be enough to help you through the dreaded final weeks of the semester. Think about how proud you will be in a few weeks when you are finally done and can look back on all you accomplished in the last year.

2. Stay positive and don’t stress.

You WILL get everything done on time. Take it a day at a time and don’t stress. My parents always tell me not to worry about the days ahead because they will take care of themselves. Just worry about what you can tackle today and the rest will work itself out. Don’t tell yourself you can’t do it because you absolutely can. You’ve done it before in previous semeters, so why would this semester be any different?

3. Reward yourself.

Once you get something big checked off your to-do list, treat yo’self! I usually end up going to Walmart and picking up a Halo Top Icecream as a treat when I have reached a goal. This way you have something to look forward to, and motivate you to finish your work. Finishing a project and a sweet treat? It’s a win win!

4. Self-care.

Even if you don’t think you have time to just sit and read a chapter of your book, or do a 10 minute face mask, or even take an hour nap, you need to make the time. Although your homework and studies are important, your mental health is even more important. Make sure you take time to be you. It will make the time you have to do your assignments easier because you took the time to relax your brain.

5. Stick around those in the same boat as you.

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Believe it or not, you might become less stressed if you hang out with people who are equally stressed as you. Why? Because you can relate! You are all going through the same thing, so all of a sudden, you don’t feel so alone anymore!

The number one thing to remember is that we’ve got this! We are almost done and will soon feel all the hard work pay off. Keep your eyes on the prize!

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