Motivation to Study: 16 Tactics & Tips

Motivation to Study: 16 Tactics & Tips

Last Updated on 3 days by Rakshit Makvana

Do you ever find yourself demotivated to study? Do you have no motivation to study? If you are a student, seldom has answer YES. Demotivation is the cause of low self-esteem.

Demotivation that detains your progress. You can use these 16 tactics and tips to motivate yourself to study that listed below.

Motivation is not more than truth. You’d to tell truth to yourself. The truth that elevates yourself called Motivation.

These tips and tactics help you to increase intrinsic motivation.

Remember: Study not just to score but to learn.

Let’s learn tips and tactics…


1. Write down why you’ve to study:

In the Goal-setting guide, if you’ve read, you write the reasons for goals and clear the doubts in your mind.

Copy and apply the same procedure of Goal-setting guide. Write down the purpose of the study with its reasons.

Write down your goals and it's reasons and motivate your self to move forward

Your reasons keep motivating you to achieve goals. I always suggest that “lead by the reasons, not by the purposes.”

The reasons are emotional and thereby they motivate us.

Write down the reasons and purpose of study in blank paper and stick it to your favorite place. Place that easily available to your eyes.

What helps: Write down the purpose with its reasons to study and stick that note where you can see easily.

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2.Break down the big task into small tasks:

Reducing the effort of handling big stuffs helps you to increase productivity. Break your big task into small chunks can increase productivity and keep motivating without losing track.

Use the 4 stages with its ratio— 20%-30%-30%-20%.

  1. At the beginning stage, cut 20% from the big task and do it first then take a small break— repeat at every stage.
  2. At the intermediate stage, cut 30% from the big task and do it.
  3. At the accelerated stage, cut 30% from the big task and do it.
  4. At the landing stage, cut 20% from the big task and do it.

Don’t forget to take a small break in-between the stages.

Because of this ratio, you can easily divide your big task into small parts that can help you to achieve goals.

Because the first stage is small, it decreases the fear of failure.

Apple is a good example of going small.

What helps: Chop down the big task into small chunks can increase productivity.

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3. Set a timetable for study:

In productive scheduling, you can find the importance of valuable time. The time that can change your life if you invest it wisely.

Write down the routine of your normal day. Remove the unnecessary tasks.

Find the best time to study and attach to your normal routine. Find a place that increases your productivity and fluency.

Time-table needs to be repetitive. You’ve to take it seriously and follow it until it became a habit.

What helps: Be aware to set a timetable for study.

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4. Use the 90/20 Rule:

Before going to work, take a break for 20 minutes and go back to work for 90 minutes.

For 20 minutes, close your eyes, rest, and enjoy the inner silence.

Use 90/20 principle to get relax and motivate your self to more study.

This principle can help when you be overwhelmed by the big tasks like writing a book, assignments or reading a history book.

What helps: Use the principle that releases the inner pressure and stress.

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5. Understand the whole topic don’t just memorize it:

Feynman Technique can help you to understand topics easily without burning more effort.

In that technique, questions that listed help you to understand topics easily.

It can help you to amplify the intrinsic motivation.

What helps: Understand the Feynman Technique, can help you to learn topics easily.

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6. Use the Pareto Principle to achieve productivity:

The Pareto principle is also known as the 80/20 Principle. It helps you to achieve goals rapidly and in a smart way.

This principle is easy to understand.

Find the task that most important to you.

Ask the question:

“What is the most important thing that produces enormous results?”

The answer is your 20% that can bring up 80% results.

Here, you can learn more about the 80/20 Principle.

What helps: Find the small thing to earn big.


7. Feed Your Brain:

Our mind needs a meal daily. What you put in, impact what comes out.

Meditation can recharge the brain. Feed your brain while you are using the 90/20 principle. Put motivation aside with 20 minutes of each break.

Start feeding your brain and fill some motivation pill

Also, visualization can help you. Visualize the process of goal, while using the 90/20 principle, can boost productivity.

What helps: Smart mind achieves great results.

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8. Make your boring subject to the key of success:

Either the subject is hard or boring, can be a cause of laziness and failure.

When you find yourself around the boring subject, ask these questions: Is this subject really boring? and Why I feel boring about the subject?

When you find out the reasons, use them in a positive way. Use affirmations like, I like the subject or This subject can make my future.

Learn to earn an interest in the subject by asking the right questions.

As an example of History, ask these questions:

  • Who was the owner of this state?
  • Who will be the next owner?
  • What happened to him after losing the match?

Ask questions that relate to the topic. Questions that leverage the interest at the next level.

These questions and reasons help you to improve the boring subject.

What helps: Interesting questions increase the interest in the boring subject, which makes boring subject to the key of success.

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9. Exercise regularly:

Exercising helps to refresh ourselves. That can improve our mental power and health. It would be the cause of improvement.

What helps: Exercising helps.

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10. Visualization is key to a great result:

Close your eyes and visualize the process of working when work has done.

Analyze whatever you read and visualize it in real life.

As an example, Think about your exam’s result has got 100 out of 100 through effective reading. Visualize the process — effective reading.

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11. Focus on the Process.

We talk about it a lot. If you have the way to improve the process, do it, otherwise leave it.

The goal is completed through the right processing. The right process can be achieved through evaluation.

What helps: Evaluate the process and improve it.

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12. Use the 5 second Principle:

Normally, it helps to break bad habits. But, here, after completing the half marathon, we use the 5-second principle to effective learning.

Before start learning, count 1 to 5 seconds and start learning

This little process, which works as Sudoku, puts our mind in problem-solving mode.

use 5 sec rule to play game to fantastic beginning for study

It helps you to increase the interest in the subject.

What helps: Take the benefits of problem-solving mode.

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13.Reward Yourself on the small achievements:

Appreciation can motivate people. You can pick the bonus as an appreciation that motivates people to do more hard work to achieve more bonuses.

Appreciation motivates yourself to do more hard-work. You’ve to give yourself rewards like playing games, reading comics, eat favorite snakes, etc.

Rewards add fun to your workflow. It helps you to grow internal motivation(Intrinsic motivation).

What helps: Reward yourself when it has good behavior.

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14. Create a study triggers:

In this tip, we use our surrounding to get triggered internal motivation to study.

Study triggers simply mean triggers to study. You can set anything as a trigger like watching T.V., wallpapers, calls, messages, etc..

Here are some examples of study triggers:

  • Take a pen in your pocket.
  • Phone wallpapers.
  • Your friend’s phone call.
  • Fixed time (3:25 pm),
  • On the dining table.

study signals

You can easily make triggers. Let’s pick one trigger: Take a pen in the pocket. This trigger reminds us to do our job first.

Next, you’ve to call your subconscious mind before going to bed. Visualize the signal—trigger itself— and action — of that trigger.

Close your eyes and create a picture of “pen in the pocket triggers to do study.” Visualize the real action of trigger for 2-5 weeks continuously.

What results from you get that aware you to study when you put pen into the pocket.

If you do not believe in this magic, try it first.

What helps: Study triggers are worth investment.

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15. Negotiate with your self about the lack of motivation:

The solution to any problems, you can find within yourself.

Negotiate with yourself about the problems. Ask yourself questions that help you.

You can ask this question to get relief and solutions.

“Why I feel this way? What is the solution to get rid of this ??”

Research shows that positive self-talk leads with positive results and positive results lead to great achievement.

Seek out the answers talking with yourself.

What helps: Negotiation.

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16. Write down motivational quotes with your self:

Writing writes what inside your mind. Here, you don’t have to write novels. Write down the simple quote that motivates yourself.

I personally love this process. It helps me to find what I desire.

In the blank paper, write down the quotes with yourself that motivate you.

You can try this procedure to write your own quotes.

  1. Take a note and a pen.
  2. Close your eyes
  3. Think of you are successful and give advice to people.
  4. Write down this advice.
  5. Write down the affirmations, you use to elevate your employees.

This process is extremely helpful. I put this last because only who really desire to motivate himself can read this.

What helps: Write down your own quotes that motivate yourself.

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Nobody wants to read an article at the last point. If you deep dig down, you will find the gold. But everyone wants Metal rings and chains.

These are the tips and tricks that help you to motivate yourself to study. These tips may be blessings to you if you losing motivation to study.

What tips and tactics do you wanna try first?

What tactic do you think helps you more?

Do you have any other tips and tricks to motivate yourself?


Rakshit Makvana

A man who loves his pen more than his tooth-brush.

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