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4 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Mid-Semester Slump

4 Ways to Stay Motivated During the Mid-Semester Slump:

Set yourself up for success

Give yourself every opportunity to succeed. Don’t sabotage yourself and your own happiness. Putting yourself first and taking care of yourself is so important to be motivated. If you are not happy and healthy, other things will seem much less important and you’ll likely lose the motivation to do them.

Surround yourself with positivity

When you’re busy, you often put your social life on the back burner. I would advise against this. Being around friends who are hard-working and motivated can inspire you to be the same. They also provide a great study break when you’re feeling overwhelmed. It also doesn’t hurt to listen to some music that hypes you up like Beyonce or the Moana soundtrack

Don’t give up

This can be easier said than done, but it is vitally important to have internal motivation. Try to have a positive, or at least not negative, mindset about things that don’t go your way. You will feel so much better if you keep your head up and stop lingering on failures or hurdles that you’ve encountered. One way that I do this is by thinking that everything happens for a reason and, as cliché as it may sound, when one door closes, another opens.

Treat yo’ self

Take a cue from Parks and Recreation and remember to “treat yo self.” Don’t rely on others to give you the recognition you deserve; be your own biggest fan. If you’re proud of yourself for accomplishing something that you worked hard at, you can also reward yourself with something you’ve been wanting. Whether it’s Starbucks or a few hours of Netflix, a little incentive can push your motivation the extra mile.

Political Science Major at Marquette University
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