Good question and answer on Quora:Question:What should I do in a situation when I need to study hard but I can't?
1- Can’t Concentrate - just coming from my college or part-time job. So, I am tired, sleepy, etc.
2- Frustated- Back to back failures in subjects.I can't study.
3- Motivated - but a lot of pressure can't come up
4- Thinking a lot about my family debts and my loan debts.I got 4 arrears in second semester Cse.An answer:
Try one or all the strategies to concentrate on studies.1- Get to know your brain better
You can study better if you know when your mind is in its best state. Identify it and study in that specific period to be productive in studies. Schedule your study in specific period.
Like, in morning, mind is in most active stage. So, whatever you study in early morning, you can understand and remember it easily.
And, as day passed by, the energy level of your brain reduces. And, it hinders your mind to focus and grasp at the max while studying.
To identify when your mind is in its best state, keep a log of one week’s performance. Analyse it and schedule your study accordingly.2- Ask yourself, “Why’re you doing this?”
If you’ve a reason, you give your best shot. Identify your reason for studying. Why are you doing this? Have a detailed explanation. And, your mind will help you to strategically think and plan to study.
Having a reason improves your cognitive ability and you able to focus while studying.3- Get committed to achieve one study goal daily.
Probably, you can’t study all the books and subjects in a day. But, you can read and understand the gist of a chapter in a day.
Every morning, decide a study goal and work to achieve it by the end of the day.
One goal because it doesn’t burden much in the existing lined up tasks. It seems achievable and practical to the mind.4- Start expecting big things.
When you expect big things, you like to make an attempt to fulfill it. Visualize the success of studying in your future life. When you expect and visualize its success, you’ll be influenced by it.
That’s what will motivate you to study regardless of all the struggles you facing.5- Celebrate your accomplishments. Treat yourself
If you studied a chapter and understood its contents, then its time for celebration. Treat yourself by rewarding something you want to do or have.
Just celebrating such small accomplishments will encourage your body and mind to do more and more and give best efforts while studying. Because after accomplishment, some reward will be waiting.#PhilosophyOfEverydayLife #Therapy #Psychology #Psychoanalysis #Motivation #Studying #Tips #Quorahttps://www.quora.com/What-should-I-do-in-a-situation-when-I-need-to-study-hard-but-I-cant