We all experience moments of feeling utterly unmotivated. For students, especially those juggling family, work and school obligations, staying motivated to complete schoolwork can be one of the toughest challenges when faced with so many demands for your attention. But don’t get discouraged! Here are a few simple ways to keep motivated, even on your toughest days.
Pick your most productive time
A study from the Deloitte University Press reported that up to 87.7 percent of America’s workforce is not able to contribute to their full potential because they don’t have passion for their work.
If this sounds like you, it may be time to find a career you are passionate about. Workers who are passionate about their careers are committed to achieving higher levels of performance. Here are some steps to help.
1. What is your passion?
It’s very common nowadays to hear about adults returning to school. With the rise of online learning institutions and adult learning scholarship programs, there are more viable options to study for a degree later in life. We previously noted here on Ed4Career how adult learners are a unique demographic that colleges need to better understand. For instance, they prefer working to their own schedule, come from a wide variety of academic and professional backgrounds, and are heavily motivated to progress.
From 1776 to the present day, July 4th has been celebrated as the birth of American independence. This year marks our 242nd year of celebration!
We all feel unsure at times, over our head, wondering if we can do this “thing” we have in front of us. Whether facing a work presentation, preparing for a final exam, starting a new job or enrolling in school, times of stress may make us doubt our abilities. In these situations, our inclination may be to think or utter words of self-doubt, but it’s important to realize that those negative statements can undermine our intentions and abilities.
Are you the type of person who faces Monday morning with anticipation at what the week holds? Or are you the type who dreads Monday mornings and who is tired before the weekend is even partway over?
If you are in the latter group; there are some steps you can take to make Mondays, and the days that follow, a bit easier.
If you’re anything like me, there are a hundred things vying for your attention every day. From the moment my eyes open until the moment I log off and head to bed, I’m bombarded with messages, personal emails, work emails, and voice mails. Every day, I try to selectively choose what gets my attention and, particularly when work is crazy, I make sure to build in mini-breaks. During those breaks, I step away from work-think and seek out information that will make me think, laugh, and even cry.
I’m always on the lookout for ways to improve my time-management skills and increase my productivity. In the past I’ve written about how to work smarter, not harder and explored the difference between busyness and productivity. In more than a few blog posts, I have stressed the importance of taking frequent breaks to allow your mind to recharge and improve motivation.
Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May. It is a day of remembrance, a time to honor the men and women who have died while serving in the U.S. military. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971.