As the semester comes to a close and the weather begins to get warmer, college students often begin to check out. Some of you may be feeling this way.  You might be losing motivation and finding it hard to stay on track. We all have those days when we feel lazy and have no drive to do much of anything related to school. Just know you are not alone, I have been there and completely understand how you are feeling. It will be summer before you know it, you just have to push through these last few weeks!

Check out these tips below to help you stay motivated to finish out the semester strong:   

  • Remove distractions. If you are finding that you are watching too much Netflix, playing too many video games, and spending too much time on social media when you are in your room or apartment, it might be a good idea to head to the library to get your work done.
  • Set goals. Set small reasonable goals for yourself to achieve each week. If you complete your smaller goals, your big goals will complete themselves in time.
  • Speak to your professor. If you are worried about your grade in a particular class or you are unsure about an assignment, the first thing you should do is contact your professor. Note: If you meet with your professor and express that you want to do well in their class, most of them will be willing to help you.
  • Believe in yourself. Always work to be your best self and never give up on your goals, no matter how discouraged you might become. In the end, all of your hard work will pay off and it will not go unnoticed.

Best of luck to everyone as you finish this semester!

Written by: Morgan Gallagher; Senior Intern in The Office of Academic Support