Let’s face it… life as a student can be hard. The constant attempt to juggle school work, jobs, relationships and societal pressures can leave you feeling physically and emotionally drained. There may be days when it all feels so pointless that you can’t even muster up the motivation to study for the upcoming exam. Why even bother if you’re not going to pass anyway, right?
On the contrary, you may be more capable than you think — and this powerful motivational video could be the key to getting through your toughest low point today.
How Mental Health Affects Your College Performance
A national college health assessment in 2018 indicated as many as 40% of students reported feeling so depressed at some point during the year that they struggled to function. Mental health issues such as depression and anxiety are increasing concerns at colleges thanks to all the pressures and challenges that people face while in school.
Believe it or not, feelings of loneliness, self-doubt and helplessness are normal. However, they can also affect your overall well-being and performance if not kept in check. The lack of motivation you have now is what you have to beat in order to keep up your grades and graduate with a beautiful degree.
So how do you beat it? Here are some points to keep in mind from Motivation2Study’s video.
You Are Good Enough
Few things are more effective at sucking away motivation and creativity than self-doubt. It’s well within your right to stop listening to the inner voice that says, “You’re not good enough” or “You don’t have what it takes.” It can be a challenge to escape from this type of negativity, but it is possible.
You have your own special light to offer the world. It’s up to you to make it shine, but remember: There’s no rush, and you can succeed without holding yourself up to anyone else’s standards.
You Will Get Through This
It can be easy to believe when you’re going through rough times that it will never get better. The funny part of life, though, is that problems rarely last forever. This week’s test is just one more challenge — one you can overcome. In a few days, it will be over, and you’ll have time to focus on the next obstacle.
Every step forward matters. Life is filled with both painful moments and joyful ones, and we all need both to experience it to the fullest.
Take Time for You
When I say, “Take time for you,” I don’t necessarily mean yoga or Netflix (although these are great too). I’m talking about taking time for activities and engagements that will help you grow as a person.
You’re worth more than your college education or job. The speakers in Motivation2Study’s video note that while it’s important to pay your bills, people often underestimate the effect happiness can have on success. By taking time to nurture your strengths and passions, you may find yourself feeling happier. In turn, this could help you respond more effectively to adversity.
Everyone deserves to find the inspiration and purpose they’re looking for in life. As long as you remember to keep pressing forward and take each obstacle one step at a time, you’ll make it through this as you’ve made it through everything else so far. So give this video a quick watch and then pull out your notepad to start studying!
~Here’s to your Success!
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