How to Stay Motivated

PC: Kayla Potts

PC: Kayla Potts



We’re back from spring break, which unfortunately means there’s no more breaks this semester. This long of a stretch can be difficult, and trying to stay focused may not be the easiest task. Here are six tips to stay motivated and finish off the semester strong:

Stay organized

Saying motived can be hard when you’re not organized. Using a planner or writing things down on a calendar can help keep everything in order. Staying on task ensures that everything gets done so  your college life can run smoothly.

Get ahead

Getting ahead is my key tip to maintaining good grades and keeping the stress levels down. Whenever I have free time during my day, I get started on homework that will be due in the near future. I’ve found that doing this helps make my life less stressful for the weeks ahead.

Take a break

While getting ahead is important, so is taking a break. It’s useful to escape studying just for a while to do something you enjoy. This can be anything such as taking a quick trip to Target, treating yourself to some frozen yogurt or ordering pizza and having a movie night with some friends.

Keep a positive attitude

Having the right mindset will go a long way. When you believe you can accomplish your goals, you’re more likely to achieve them. Staying positive will help you embrace the challenges and get back on your feet more determined than before.

Surround yourself with supportive people

Having people around who support you can help you relax when school gets overwhelming. I’ve learned over the course of my college career that it’s okay to ask for help and advice. We all need people to lean on, and having people who are willing to be there for you makes a difference.  

Remember the big picture

You’re here, attending college, and that’s saying something. If you fail a test or homework seems like too much, remember why you chose to come to college in the first place. When you focus on the end goal, you’re one step closer to getting that degree and taking your life in the direction you want it to go.

I hope you use these few tips to help stay motivated for the rest of semester. I wish you the best of luck remember, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to!

Alaysha Harris is a senior studying communication.