I have never been so tired in my entire life than I have been this year. Some days I’m at uni from 8am- 8pm and when I get home I still feel like I’ve accomplished nothing. Not gonna lie, sometimes university sucks, sometimes it’s awesome. As long as the awesome outweighs the suck, you’re all good.
Motivation is so important in life, particularly when studying (or doing anything tedious for that matter). I’ve tried every hack and home remedy there is. Don’t get me wrong, there isn’t a cup of tea that’ll make you feel like writing 4 essays and running a marathon, everything is gradual and at the end of the day is up to you.
I heard a rumour that vitamin B helps with energy and motivation so I trotted off and got me some ‘Swisse Ultivites’. First impressions: (aside from the pill being the size of my head and having to gulp it down like a pelican with my head back) amazing. It was barely 48 hours before my eyes stopped stinging from being so exhausted and when my alarm went off in the morning I didn’t want to cry and throw my phone through the wall. Believe me your parents are not telling lies when they tell you to take a multivitamin.
Another thing that has worked for me is when I set a goal; I make sure to tell everyone about it. That way I’ll feel 10x guiltier (slash really embarrassed) if I don’t achieve it or don’t at least work toward it. It’s like reverse psychology on yourself and if you’re anything like me and really care what people think, good god it works. I read something that said people are way more successful if they’re doing something because they really want to, rather than doing it to avoid an outcome they don’t want. I guess what this means is instead of thinking “if I don’t finish this assignment in an hour I’m going to fail” think “Once I finish this assignment I’m one step closer to being qualified”.
Don’t worry- next week I’ll talk about something less intense lol. Anyway, if you get the chance to browse the site let us know on Facebook which article is your favorite! Mine is called “Stepping forward- my depresh” written by my friend Milly and once again, good god it’s good.
Peace until next week!
Author: Miah Kennett – Editor, JETmag
I cannot write an accurate bio because I like just about everything… which makes it bloody hard for me to settle down, or make any form of decision actually. I ALWAYS bite off more than I can chew and I LOVE it, even though I know I’m a hot mess. I’m very sensitive, get excited WAY too easily, have an irrational fear of crocodiles, and I watch a Disney movie at least once a week.