Motivation To Study

Australia
November 18, 2008 7:54am CST
I'm finding I lack any motivation to study or complete my assignments. I'm quite a campable student, and I even enjoy my subjects. It just I feel no interest towards starting on the work I have to do, even when I have plenty of time to do it. I always leave things to the last minute, finding every possible distraction to avoid it (such as this!). I would never not do an ansignment though either, just complete it in a rush on the day it's due instead. Despite this, I still get good marks, so that doesn't motivate me to change. The stress and the pressure doesnt work either, i always do the same thing even when i tell myself i wont. Why do I do this? Does anyone else have the same problem, what are your reason? What are some tatics I can try to change this behaviour?
4 responses
• India
18 Nov 08
hi friend, I too had the same problem till i complete my studies,last minute studying.I hate to do that but still i don't care enough to do that before.But i found a counter mechanism for this attitude.I started to do things as a group ie.,if i have to complete a record or assignment work i will do that with my friends in my house since they to have to do that work,they ll be with me and we'll complete it easily.If u r alone u cant do things easily..Try this...... Cheers....
• Australia
18 Nov 08
Thank You for your reply. I agree that would be easier, but there are very few people doing my subjects at my university, usually only 5 or so a class. I'm the only student doing my course at all at my college (where i live.) So it makes it very isolating.
@orevro (715)
• Philippines
18 Nov 08
when i was in my high school senior year, I asked my dad to give me a trip outside the country or just a trip to reward me for my hard work.. i was motivated to do my best and to pass the level by that reward.. I guess you can use that.. Find ways wherein you can reward yourself for doing your best:) It may not be grand.. But if it can make you feel good, then go for it:)
• Australia
18 Nov 08
Thanks for the response, I'll keep it in mind!
@Sir_bobby88 (8242)
• Singapore
18 Nov 08
Trying to impress a girl for example lol .. that would be a lame reason , i think the best would be to do it for yourself for a better future yea .
• Australia
18 Nov 08
Lol well I am girl, so not really looking to impress any. 'Doing it for my future' would seem a good idea, yet hasn't worked for me yet. Even in high school and doing final exams, i barely studied. Yet I'm still easily got into the course I wanted. I find the 'future' hard to think about when I'm not even sure what i want to be doing a year from now.
@wanjun (1)
• China
18 Nov 08
dear friend : i had a same problem with you when i was a new student in uerversity , now i try to change my lift ,and have a big heart to meet a new day , i hope you can found a good way to change your problem