Like students around the world in the time of COVID-19, Kate’s studies have been fully online. With exams looming, here are her tips on how to get the self-discipline needed for successful study.
About the author: Kate is a 2020 StudyAdelaide Student Ambassador. In her spare time, you’ll probably find her anxiously watching a Korean drama, cooking something questionable or struggling through a Japanese textbook. It takes self-discipline!
If the title of this blog has filled you with dread, you are probably where I was a month ago when in a (admittedly rare) moment of self-awareness I researched the definitions of motivation and self-discipline and realised something that has changed the way I approach my study.
Simplified, motivation is a willingness to do something and self-discipline is the ability to do something, even if you don’t want to. Was I in the mood to study? No. Would I regret not studying? Probably. Motivation was unattainable at the time, so self-discipline was the answer.
So, how does one become self-disciplined? Frankly, I’m still trying to figure it out but below are a few tips I have collected along the way!
So best of luck my friends, may your self-discipline lead to motivation.View all News