Being lazy and not motivated to work and not “feeling like it” Is something that goes around a lot among students these days A lot of us would wait till the last minute before the deadline to have to complete a task. Fear of being punished or losing our marks forces us to work. So a lot of us students work out of fear and not cause of any sort of desire or love towards the subject. Even those who actually love what they read and learn are pushes to this mindset because they are named geeks and that is considered “uncool”. But these are rare cases though. What causes students to be so disinterested or unmotivated to explore their passions academically or otherwise? Let’s see.
LACK OF BALANCE
We keep hearing the term ” Work-life balance” and “having balance in life”, right?
What do these mean?
It’s about being able to have a good quality of living which includes maintaining good health, social life and time for your loved ones and your own passions along with earning money or attending universities or ” Official work”.
Now this balance goes way out of proportion a lot of times for alot of people. Students either spend too much time building their social life and spending fun times and forget about health and official work. Or they focus too much on work that they don’t really have a life.
Being like this can really damage the mental health of a person and one needs to work on maintaining this every day or at least every week so they would feel good about themselves and their life which ultimately cures any sort of mental block to focus and work.
HAVE A JOURNAL:
This would be the last thing you would want to do especially if you are an unmotivated student or a person. But this could be the miracle that you are hoping for. Writing a journal does only one thing: Self-reflection on yourself and your life.
People seem to assume that writing a journal can only be beneficial for the purpose of time management. But it goes more than just that. One gets to get in touch with themselves, about what goes on inside of you. Your emotions and your thoughts. This gets you clarity of mind and will get you through these mental blocks
EXPERIMENT AND EXPLORE:
If one tasks seems to bother you and get you totally out of your working mindset, start off the work session with something easy and fun that you are actually interested in doing.
It could even be reading your favorite book or writing a blog or anything productive. Just explore and experiment with new habits to start off the day. This puts you in a flow state and pretty much prepares your mindset for more work.
START WRITING GOALS:
Written goals have more power than mental goals. Thinking you want to do something is way different than writing them down and putting it up your wall. It could be small goals like starting a blog to bigger long term goals like preparing for GRE, SAT, TOEFL exams to pursue your study abroad dreams