Stay Motivated in Summer School
July 14, 2020
By Tori Glass, Karissa Hernandez, Harper Lucas and Abigail Rivera
Students in Advanced Social Media and Analytics
Summer school motivation can be challenging at times because summer is usually for soaking in the sun, relaxing, and having fun with your friends. That has all changed this year with the pandemic — so why not use this as an opportunity to put new priorities in place for your school work? Here are five ways you can maintain motivation in summer school.
Summer classes go by so fast, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Staying organized and balanced with other obligations can be a lifesaver when trying to ace a summer class. Always make sure to leave time to finish your assignments before making other plans. That way you can have stress-free fun while maintaining good, academic standing.
Remember It’s Temporary
Summer classes are super compact and more of a sprint than a marathon. It’s important to remember that this class will be over before you know it. Classes are meant to be challenging. It’s better to give your all right now than to regret not giving enough effort as the class is ending.
Keep a Routine
Keeping a routine will ensure you stay on track and stay focused. Routines help avoid distractions — whatever they may be for you, personally. Having a routine will save you lots of time while you efficiently tackle tasks. Settling into a routine that works for you will help achieve a smooth summer semester.
Take Time to Relax
Relaxing is nearly as important as completing tasks. Your body needs time to recover from stress in order to work at maximum efficiency. Take some time to go outside, or watch a movie on Netflix or Hulu. Do whatever is necessary to relax.
Set Small Goals
It can often be daunting to look at the entirety of a class or assignment. Setting small goals will help you manage your time and accomplish the big goal you’re trying to achieve. Every time you reach a goal, reward yourself. This will pull you along and make achieving your goal more fun. ✯