With the spring season, comes the notion of spring cleaning, but another common theme among college students is to become lethargic during the warm weather. Summer motivation can be even more difficult to acquire, but it’s possible if you put your mind to it.

It’s all too common, when Spring comes, to suddenly feel like the last thing you want to do is study. It’s suddenly warm after months of winter. Flowers are blossoming and blooming. You want to lay out on the grass, not stay in the library. Frisbee beckons as never before.

However, if you don’t buckle down and study, your grades will show it. After all the Summer terms are usually shorter and much more difficult without proper planning. Grass, flowers and Frisbee could end up ruining all of the hard work you’ve put in during the fall and spring semesters .

So how do you motivate yourself?

Here are four techniques that can help keep you motivated during the blistering summer heat.

Summer Motivation Techniques

  1. Keep your overall goals in mind. If you need an A in Biology to keep your scholarship or an A in French to go abroad next year, write those goals up where you can see them every day. Out of sight might make out of mind easier.
  2. Plan how many hours you need to study to reach your goals. Twenty hours a week? Five? If you haven’t done it yet, map them out.
  3. Reward yourself for making those steps toward your goals. If you need to study biology 3 hours every day, plan a reward every time you do it. It can be one hour of watching kittens on YouTube or artisanal chocolate. Whatever floats your boat.
  4. Make time for Summer fun. Don’t try to deny yourself Frisbee, hikes, trips to the beach, flirting with potential significant others or anything else that makes summer a blast. Book it into your schedule.

What’s your favorite motivator? Let us know in the comment section below

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