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How do you stay motivated?

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When it's cold outside, getting out of your cosy bed can seem like the last thing you want to do. So how do you stay motivated in the shortest, coldest month of the year?

It can be difficult to get motivated when there's so much work to do and the pressures of exams and assignments are looming in the non-too-distant future. It's fantastic to see that attendence is up overall throughout College but on those coldest, frostiest of days, even the most organised people's motivation can flag. Planning is one of the best ways to get motivated, icy windscreens, frozen bus stops, heavy rain and all. If you have a plan, you're well on your way to a fantastic week. If you have an organisational tip you think everybody should know about, let us know on Twitter and we'll add it to our list! You can find us here: twitter.com/BurnleyCollege

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[caption id="attachment_10014" align="alignleft" width="259"]motivate yourself One of the best tutorials on how to create the perfect planner. Click here![/caption]   If you think planning is boring, you're doing it wrong. It's a well-known fact that people who plan out their time, whether daily or weekly, get more done, achieve more and generally stay motivated. The psychology behind it is this: If you set down a plan, you feel more obligated to complete the tasks you've set for yourself. Over time, you essentially 'train' your brain to understand your planned tasks as a good thing, because you achieve small goals all the time, helping to knock down those larger, more out of reach goals as you go along. That feeling of an overhanging task you know you need to do but don't want to even start? Planning helps a lot! Smashing larger, more difficult days into more manageable sections in your mind can help you get over the psychological hurdle that is a very long day. Organised Charm is a fantastic site that has hundreds of ideas on how to plan your life, study schedules and everything else you could ever want to organise! Click here for their tips on the best ways to organise your assignments and coursework and how to create long term goals. Also, ticking off a task that's been bothering you for a while is one of the best feelings in the world, second only to giving yourself a treat for doing such a good job. Because everybody needs rewarding for hard work, that's only fair. Does planning help you to stay motivated? We want to know!
Source Url: http://www.burnley.ac.uk/how-do-you-stay-motivated/
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