How to Stay Motivated as the School Year Draws to a Close ...


The end of the school year is, in my opinion, one of the toughest parts of the year.

You’re trying to finish up all of your schoolwork, the weather’s getting nice, and you know that not much stands between you and the sweet freedom of summer break!

If you’re currently trying to finish strong as the semester closes but can’t seem to stay motivated, this list is sure to help you achieve your goals!

1. Come up with Incentives

I’ve learned that rewarding myself with something instantly makes doing whatever task I need to get done infinitely easier.2

At the end of the semester, your life is filled with tasks that you have to accomplish but don’t really want to do, like that group project or studying for your last exam.

Rather than begrudgingly getting through, give yourself an incentive, like that purse you’ve been eyeing all semester, to make your to-do list a breeze!

2. Remember Your Long-Term Goals

If you ever become bored with your studies, especially at the end of the semester, don’t.

Instead, take a few steps back and think about how you pictured the rest of your life and career.

Would you be able to achieve exactly what you pictured if you completely gave up on your grades for the rest of the semester?

Probably not!

That should be enough motivation for you to keep going!

3. Try to Make Some Time to Relax

Look, I know that finding time to sleep, let alone do anything but study, is not exactly an easy task when you’re nearing the end of the semester.

The end of the semester is a hectic time in everyone’s lives.

However, no matter how much you have to do, you must make time to relax.

Relaxing may mean a number of things to you—from a nice bath to a night out with friends.

No matter how you choose to relax, just make time to do so!

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