HOW TO MOTIVATE YOURSELF




I was studying law for three years when I decided to change my studies. A lawyer? No, thanks, that's not me. I beat the fear of chemistry and told to myself: now or never. Medicine. I can do that. 

And yes, I did it. It was a year full of studying and hard working. I had to write my thesis, study for my law exams and finals + I was preparing myself for my medicine entrance exams everyday. 

I started to study for medicine in September 2014. I had 10 months for studying chemistry and biology. I didn't know anything about chemistry (okay, the only thing I knew was the chemical formula for sulfuric acid, H2SO4,which I remember since I was a child) and I was not the best in biology, but I believed, that if I really want something, I can get it. I wanted to pass the entrance exams and become a doctor. And I wanted it so much...

Now I would like to share with you guys how I achieved my goals, how I do it and what works for me:

1. SET YOUR GOAL

Before you do anything else, you need to clearly define what exactly do you want and also why is your goal here. There should be always a reasoning!
It's also very important to set goals you can really achieve. Sometimes it is so much better to set smaller goals.

2. BE SURE THAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE IT

You should be 100% sure that YOU want to reach your goal. It's about you. Not about your family or boyfriend.

3. WRITE DOWN YOUR GOAL

Use your planner for writing down your goal. It is also important to set a date or a time period (e.g. between next 2-5 years) for your goal, so you will always know how much time you still have for working on your dream. Be really specific! 

4 . REMIND YOURSELF YOUR GOALS

Keep your goals constantly in your mind! They should be running through your head every day. 

5. HAVE DAILY/ WEEKLY PLANS

When you defined your goal and the time for achieving it, it's time to set a plan. I personally had a daily plan, I was going through 250 biology or chemistry questions every day, 10 months long.      P.S.: Crossing the daily plan off is always so satisfying!

6. REWARD YOURSELF

Give yourself rewards- you definitely deserve it! It should be something you will be really looking forward all day long (for me, there is nothing better then going to the gym after a day spent in the library).

7. ALWAYS HAVE FAITH IN YOURSELF WHEN OTHERS DON'T BELIEVE IN YOU

There are always the good times and the bad times. It can be often hard to believe in yourself, but you should always think positively. Do not give up. You can do it! 

8. READ MOTIVATIONAL BLOGS, QUOTES, FIND SOME INSPIRATION IN INSTAGRAM

This is something that really helped me. It is so motivating when you see someone who is already there where you wish to be in few months. Do you want to have better grades? Start to follow Instagram accounts with study and motivation tips!
I also printed out my favorite quotes and had their always on the table while I was studying. :)



Do you also have some motivation tips?

Have a nice day! 

Bea




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