During long holiday breaks, many students tend to lose some or all of their interest in studying. Why this happens is because studying is incredibly boring in comparison to just about any other activity we chose to do during our off time.
No matter how we try and “fun it up” the fact remains that no candy coating will ever make studying even half as interesting as even the most mundane of tasks/activities we undertake during our holidays.
Many students even quit their studies after long periods of recess. So just how can we ensure that we don’t lose our passion/will to study and become part of the statistics? Well, your self control does have a lot to do with it. However, there are a few tips and tricks you can try such as:
- Read up on some of next terms work during your holidays, in the evenings before going to bed. If you are starting a new year after hols and don’t have your study materials as of yet, simply turn to the internet to read up some interesting facts or latest developments in the field you are studying. By doing this, you brain goes into the same mode as when you are studying at varsity/college. You will still be in “holiday mode”, but not to the degree that your study priorities/life are forgotten.
- Discuss your studies with your family or friends once in a while during your break. This way your educational endeavours will always remain in your subconscious, as opposed to your brain pushing thoughts of your studies into the furthest, darkest corners of your mind.
- At least once a week, take a time-out where you just sit with a cup of coffee and reflect on all your long term goals. Use the time to remind yourself of why you are actually studying.
- Put up some varsity/college reminder items. Items such as school posters or flags. Even photos or flyers from the most recent epic party will work, as long as you have something up on the wall that constantly reminds you of your fabulous life at varsity/college.
And there you have it. A few basic ideas of how not to lose your passion/interest for resuming your studies after your vacation time is over. If you can think of anything else to add, feel free to do so below in the comments section.
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