For me, the spring semester has started. There's a handful of people that have already started back up to school however over the next few weeks more and more people will be starting the spring semester. I thought that I would give some tips on how to stay motivated and focused this semester.
Planning out your day/week is always helpful. If you don't have a planner, go out and purchase on. Look through your syllabus and put in when things are due. Then start planning when you are going to get each assignment done. Make sure to put in any work schedules as well in your planner. That way you know what is coming up. Planning is always helpful for each of your classes.
Make sure your space where you do your work is clean. Having a clean desk will help you stay focused and will be less of a distraction. Also, another tip is to spend just 5 minutes before you go to bed and clean up your room. That way your room will stay clean and you will be less stressed.
3. Put away the electronics
When studying, try not to be on your phone too much. Getting texts or going on social media is a distraction for you as well as you won't be too engaged in your work. A helpful suggestion is when you are working on homework, putting your phone on airplane mode is helpful.
Sleep is important in staying motivated and studying. Getting at least 7 hours of sleep is healthy for college students. Even if you can't get 7 hours of sleep, try and get some sleep so you feel rested in the morning.
For me, I find that coffee helps me stay motivated and focused. I usually try and have a cup of coffee in the morning to wake me up and help me through the day. Cofee is great and usually wakes people up. If you are affected by caffeine, I suggest doing decaf coffee which is great.
I hope you all have a great semester and study hard. Just remember, soon summer will be here.