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Motivational Tips for the Fall Semester

I know its a challenge to wake up every morning to get to class and study, but let’s take this opportunity to start the school year strong. Here are 3 motivational tips to get you hyped up and give you the energy you need to get through this school year!

1. Define your goals

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What is your purpose for going to school? You didn’t pay for all those books, classes, and your time for nothing! Why did you choose to go to college? Whether you were forced to go to school or not, you should step back and define your goals. Once you see your goals, you can see a variety of paths you can take to achieve them. Of course, life is not a perfect road. You won’t always get to the finish line easily, but defining goals can make you grow. You can see several paths to take and what to improve on. If you have no clear idea of your goals or have no idea what’s going on, you end up making no progress.

2. Acknowledge your accomplishments

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Find something that makes you feel proud of yourself and acknowledge your success. When you do that, you feel good. We often feel great about what we put effort into compared to things we don’t. For example, I feel proud when I do well on exams because I put in the effort into studying. This motivates me to keep studying!

Do things that you know will make you proud. When you get there, it’ll motivate you to keep going and the cycle repeats. Even if you didn’t get a good score on the exam or you didn’t reach your goals, I can guarantee you that putting in the extra effort can make a change, whether it’s big or small. The change is still an accomplishment and it’s something everyone is capable of. 

3. Become a life-long learner

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We should all be life-long learners. We should enjoy learning in all sorts of settings and about all sorts of things! School might not be fun all the time, but take this as an opportunity to learn things you’ve never heard about. Who knows? Maybe what you learn now might play a big role later on!

School may not always be fun, but I hope that this inspires and motivates you to stay productive or at least improve your study habits during the school year. It isn’t easy, but we have to push ourselves through difficult times. It’s better to start now instead of procrastinating and stressing out later!

Jasmine Duong

Sacramento '22

Hello, I’m Jasmine Duong. I’m a second year at Sacramento State, majoring in pre-nursing with a minor in dance and/or nutrition. My hobbies include reading, doing makeup, exercising, hanging with anyone, shopping, & dancing! If I’m not studying, you can find me all over campus socializing!
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