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6 ways to stay motivated about revision

Updated: Aug 11, 2022

Revising can feel like climbing a mountain,

How do you keep up the pace all the way to exam day? The truth is a lot of people don't, but these top tips can help you stay focused.

  1. Have set time and days when you revise - Giving your self a routine and specific days and times when you are revising helps to keep you motivated and gives a sense of achievement each time you complete a session of revision.

1. Have a day off each week

All work and no play is just painful, everyone needs time to relax! Make sure your relaxation time is away from study materials.

2. Have a study area

Set this up and only study here when you study, this will help you to maintain focus and put your brain in "Study mode".

3. Have a structure or checklist

What topics do you need to revise? Make a list so that your revision is structured and effective and you get a sense of satisfaction each time you tick something off the list!

4. Look after yourself

If you were running a race, you wouldn't stay up all night eating junk food and watching movies. Revision is the same, it's just like a very long race to the exam and when you get there you want to be prepared. So get enough sleep, eat well and ....

5. Exercise!

It may sound like another thing to add to a punishing schedule, but exercise can also stimulate the brain and leave you feeling energized. If it leaves you tired, this will help you get better rest.

6. Keep the end goal in mind

It can be tough to keep going, but remember why you are doing this and that there is a date when you will stop revising.

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