How to Stay Motivated During Spring Semester

As I start my second semester of senior year and graduation approaches, I find myself starting to get “senioritis”. 

Knowing that my days of undergrad are numbered and that in four short months I’ll receive my diploma and move away from Sacred Heart, makes me want to appreciate the days I still have here with my friends. 

Once I walk off that stage, I will no longer live two minutes away from my best friends and we will all start a new chapter either in a job or at grad school. With the new decade and semester, I have decided to find ways that will help me stay motivated during this very exciting, yet scary, time of my life.

Writing a To-Do List: 

Although I have a planner and write down my assigned work once it’s assigned to me, I often forget about the planner (and what I wrote inside of it.) Creating a to-do list every day helps me keep track of what I need to do not only for the day, but for the week. Checking off a box is so satisfying to me and seeing all that I accomplished during the day makes me feel good and productive.

 

Make Library Dates With Friends: 

During the semester, it may be hard to consistently see friends since everyone is busy with their classes, jobs, etc. One easy way to stay connected with friends (while also getting your work done) is to go to the library together. You can motivate each other and hold each other accountable for doing your work. I know when I go to the library alone, I often find myself distracted but when I’m with friends and see them studying hard, it motivates me more to complete whatever tasks I have. 

 

Find A Way To Reward Yourself: 

Tell yourself that after you complete x amount of tasks on your to do list, you can do something fun. Whether that be reading a chapter in the book you want to finish, catching up on your favorite TV show, or even catching up with a friend over a beer in Reds. Knowing that there’s a fun activity or something you enjoy at the end of the day makes it easier to complete whatever is standing in the way of that.