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Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Distance Studying: How To Stay Motivated


The new study year has just started and because I'm in my second year, I'm more motivated than ever. I'm already ahead on schedule! During last year I learned some motivational tips while studying. This year I started knowing them already and I thought I'd share them for other distance learning students:


  • Have a designated study area. I'm lucky enough to have a separate study room. It's just a small room but with a big desk and a huge white closet for all my books. It looks both stylish and functional. You can see my study room here.
    If you don't have a study room, make a corner in your living- or bedroom. Tips for a small study space can be found here.
  • Make it part of your everyday life. And with this I don't just mean to study everyday, but to use it in your day to day life. Try to incorporate the things you learn from your study at work and vice versa. If you don't have a job that incorporates with your studies (a fellow student of mine is a pastry maker!, talk about what you've learned with your friends and family. This is a great study tip as well!
  • Read about it apart from the text books. I like to catch up on current business events by reading Financial Times or websites like Business Week and Wallstreet Journal. This way you're on top of the industry and you might even use and article for your course.

  • Reach out with your peers. join an online study group like Skype or email with your fellow students. Talking about it with people who go through similar situations is always good to motivate each other.
  • Visible motivation. Last year I bought a couple of branded merchandise from my university like a key chain, pencils, a bookmark and pictures of the founder's building. It kept me motivated and I felt like I belong there, because I'm actually enrolled in the uni itself. This year I bought a t-shirt and a mug. I also have inspirational quotes on my wall to keep me motivated to study when I get distracted.
  • Study at different places. you can study at the library, a Starbucks cafe, behind your desk on your lunch break on work or maybe even at a public area of your local university. This will get you out of the rut of studying at home all the time (and maybe even distracts you less!).
  • Remember why you started. This tip helps with everything: getting fit, started a new home project or starting a new study next to your full time job, It's all about the bigger picture in the future, but you probably started this to have a better job in the future, Just remember this: 'It will pay off the hard work!'


I hope these tips help!
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