Education is one of the 42 rights listed in The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. And why shouldn’t it be? It paves the way for a better future, with a higher chance at a good career and an overall greater quality of life.
However, when you’re already studying, you may find finishing it difficult to the point that you think that maybe you should just give up on that right. Don’t despair! The following are effective measures that you can take in order to further motivate yourself to finish your studies.
1. Make plans.
You may not be attending school on your own whim, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t claim your future for yourself. A great way of staying focused on your academics is to create goals and plans for it.
On the way toward your long-term goal, which is to finish your education, you should create feasible short-term ones, such as “pass the final exam” or “apply for senior high schools in Manila.”
These will help keep your mind clear even when you’re going through major changes in your life. Don’t forget to also create plans for your future finances and time as well.
2. Set a schedule.
Just as teachers have their own timetable for their classes, you as a student should also have a schedule of your own. And by that, we don’t mean the one from the school. You should set a daily routine of activities that will help you do what you need to every day.
As you complete them over time, they’ll become habits that will make it easier for you to focus. Once an activity becomes second nature to you, you don’t need to put as much effort into doing it, and you’ll be free to use your brain for heavier work.
3. Treat yourself.
Motivating yourself doesn’t always have to mean forcing yourself to go toward a certain goal. Sometimes, it means that you should put a small tangible reward in front of you, take a break from the struggle once in a while, or even simply cheer yourself up.
For example, you can have your favorite meal when you pass a major exam. Or you could choose to be with people who think positively when faced with problems.
You could even use your own social media account to look for beautiful and inspiring pictures and messages and share them with others to boost their morale and yours. Find something positive to look forward to when you reach your goals.
In anything that you do, especially if they’re for a good purpose, there will always be challenges that you’ll face. However, if you stick with it, you’ll find that everything is worth the experience. Failure or coming close to it shouldn’t stop you from reaching your goals in life.
Instead, you should make use of it and turn it into a stepping stone for getting closer. The only time that you’ll become an actual loser is when you give up on your goal and walk away from everything. So never give up and keep on fighting for what you want to achieve.