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How to Motivate Yourself to Study

Team StoryWeavers|May 31, 2022, 08:02 IST| 69


How to motivate yourself to study

You plan your timetable meticulously, keep all the stationery ready and find the perfect time to study, but when you are actually about to start, you lack the motivation to merely glance at the textbook. Or even if you do, it doesn’t last longer than 10 minutes. You are then consumed by the urge to check social media, text your friends or watch a show. And so the cycle repeats itself.

Are you familiar with this experience? We’ve all been there. Not being able to focus while studying can be extremely frustrating. But remember, not everyone is motivated throughout the day. It is okay not to be pumped up about studies all the time. All you need is a little help — a few tried-and-tested tips and tricks to put you back into study mode.

5 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Study

1. Find Your Spot

If you study while sitting on your bed or on the couch in front of the TV, here’s your cue to stop. Set aside a corner of your home for studying, away from all possible distractions. If you have a study table but you barely use it, that’s mostly because it’s messy and disorganised. Such an environment barely sets the tone for studying. 

A comfortable chair in a place that has minimal distractions can surely help you focus better. Over a period of time, your mind will eventually start associating that spot exclusively with productivity, focus and learning. So, the next time you sit down to study, clear your desk. Keep your phone away, remove any object that could meddle with your attention and place only the essentials on your desk. If you are studying online, close all the unwanted tabs and block any unnecessary websites that you might feel tempted to check. 

2. Take a Stroll

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This trick often works like a charm because when you go out on a walk, you are exercising while experiencing a much-needed change in the environment. 

What happens when you exercise? Endorphins are pumped into your bloodstream! This hormone erases the lingering fatigue and brain fog, restoring focus and improving your mood. 

A study by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) showed that exercise also stimulates the production of hormones that elevate our ability to learn and memorise. So, a nice 30-minute walk might be just what you need to focus on studying. It nudges you in the right direction, getting you back on the productivity track.

3. Go Easy in the Beginning

It’s definitely not a great idea to start with the most challenging chapters at a time when you are already struggling to focus. The next time you find yourself in such a situation, go over the previous chapter you recently studied or choose a topic that you know will be easy for you to learn. By doing this, you will not only keep the momentum going but also be able to focus better. 

4. Beat Procrastination with Pomodoro

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If you have done your fair share of research on effective study techniques, you would’ve surely come across the Pomodoro technique. This method is lauded by students across the world as one of the most effective ways to overcome procrastination. 

The Pomodoro technique is essentially a time management strategy designed by Francesco Cirillo. It is based on working in 25-minute intervals. This method eliminates resistance and improves concentration, thanks to the short 25-minute block of time. Here’s how you can implement this method to boost your motivation:

  • Set a timer for 25 minutes. Make sure you focus on one chapter at a time. 
  • Take a five-minute break after 25 minutes.
  • Repeat this four times.
  • Take a longer break — say for an hour or so — after completing four such cycles.

Pro tip: Keep a piece of paper handy to note down the thoughts that distract you while studying. Say, you suddenly remember to send an email or that you need to get milk or remind a friend about something — write it down. Doing this will ensure that you remember that thought, preventing the diversion of your attention from the task at hand. 

5. Don’t Forget to Reward Yourself

All work and no play means you will find your motivation and focus fading in a very short period of time. Thus, it is important to treat yourself to something you love once in a while. You can pick anything — an episode of your favourite show, an hour of gaming or even a scoop of a new ice cream flavour. Perhaps you could get an hour of gaming for studying three chapters or you buy yourself some fries for successfully finishing a challenging topic. 

Remember, a little self-appreciation can do great wonders. Therefore, don’t forget to reward yourself every time you complete a task. Also, learn how to take effective study breaks to ace your exams.

In addition to the above-mentioned tips, setting S.M.A.R.T goals for yourself is one of the easiest and most effective ways to motivate yourself to study. 

What do you do when you are demotivated? Do share in the comments below!

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why do I feel unmotivated to study?


Students may feel unmotivated due to lack of sleep or the pressure of excelling in academia. Students can get into the study mode by going on a walk, following a regular schedule, or by studying the difficult concepts first.

2. How can I study without forgetting?


Taking regular breaks while studying can help your brain to absorb what you've learned. You can also try visual or verbal memorisation techniques like mnemonics or mindmaps to improve your memory.

3. Which is the best time to study?


There is no decided time that is ideal for studying. While some can focus better early morning, some prefer evenings or nights. The right time to study depends on a number of factors including sleep routines and the ability to concentrate.

About the Author

As an introverted teen who loved reading crime-thriller novels, Ashritha knew she was destined to be a writer. Like Dumbledore, Ashritha is a strong believer in the magic of words. She finds joy in the little things — a long walk at dawn, sipping a cup of filter coffee watching the sunset, or rewatching old rom-com movies that make her heart smile.

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Shreya Mamulkar

June 18, 2022

This message is very motivational for me. It is providing guidance on how we can motivate ourself.

Faizan Ahmad

June 14, 2022

Its really helpful.thank u byjus team

Shruti vilas khatke

June 5, 2022

This is awesome and motivational article for all students who are not able to focus on their study??


May 24, 2022

Thank you very much ?.

Smitipragnya Das

May 20, 2022

Too good tips for more concentration. Thank you
Byju’s team. ?

Anu priya

May 14, 2022

It’s really very helpful? .Thankyou Byjus team?


May 14, 2022

It’s really inspiring.!! When I was scrolling it I had a smile on my face as I thought if I implement this in my life I can perform much better ..thanku so much for giving every student the right direction to focus while studying!


May 6, 2022

Thanks nanba?


May 1, 2022

Good ?


April 30, 2022

It”s great !
Procrastination is what I always did


April 29, 2022

Very helpful. Thanks a lot!!


April 24, 2022

Its really helpful
Thanks byju’s team

Swami Shubhada Pankaj

April 23, 2022

This tips are helpful ?Thank you byjus ❣️


April 22, 2022

That’s something beneficial ?

Dana abiraami

April 22, 2022

Thank you for your wonderful tips

Chetana M

April 20, 2022

Sounds good !
I cant wait to try out these new tips !
You guys always give the best tips 🙂

Nasra Afrien

April 20, 2022

It’s really helpful, thank you byjus team ?


April 19, 2022

These tips are very beneficial for our students. Thanks a lot byjus


April 19, 2022

Such helpful tips!! Loved all of them. I’m excited to try each of the above mentioned tips. Thanks a lot for bringing me back on the track of productivity.


April 19, 2022

Thank you Byjus for such a motivating article! I read books (fiction/non-fiction) whenever I get distracted from studies. I would recommend other students to try this method!


April 18, 2022

This tips helps me a lot to focus on my study.When I was demotivated then I just repeat this tips.
Thank you for helping me
Regarded byjus tem

Vaishnavi prabah

April 18, 2022

I will try my best do what all thinks have been pointed in my life and thank you byjus .?


April 18, 2022



April 18, 2022

Amazing.I want more study tips like this.


April 17, 2022

Excellent tips
If you are demotivated,just do breathing exercises,get your concentration back.
Have a hope that you can do it…
Motivate yourself…


April 17, 2022

When I’m feeling unmotivated and lack the motivation to study I simply use social media for 5 mins and channelise my mind to pay 25 mins of study for every 5 mins I use phone or simply you can turn your phone on airplane mode it helped me a lot and I’ll suggest giving airplane mode a shot it’s the least used thing on our phones so why not give them a try

Mahesh Ghode

April 17, 2022

Nice suggestions
I will try this in my study session ?

Uday Narayan

April 17, 2022

When I demotivated then I remember that for what I am struggling and demotivation get removed.
Your blog is super fantastic✌


April 17, 2022

Thanks for these tips … These are really helpful.?

Sayani Ghosh

April 17, 2022

It is a wonderful motivation hack. Thank you Byju’s Team

Shiva tej N S

April 17, 2022

Thanks for your suggestion.

Aayushi bhadouriya

April 17, 2022

This is wonderful tips. l try to follow this tips.
Thankyou byju’s team

G.S.Threshma Sri

April 17, 2022

Thank u byjus team for motivating.I will spend some time with my parents when I am demotivated. They will give me some power like a transformer pole. ?


April 17, 2022

Thank you Byjus for this motivation and for tricks to prevent from distraction I will keep in my mind thnx

Yashika Poojar

April 17, 2022

This tips are wonderful tips i liked so much always byjus brings wonderful and innovative tips which we easily apply and get success thanking you byjus team ?????

Priyesh Thakur

April 17, 2022

I have all of these problems- demotivated, distracted and overwhelmed. I’ll try these techniques. I hope it helps.

Debopom Chakraborty

April 17, 2022



April 16, 2022

Thanks for this


April 16, 2022

Thanks ?☺️.
It’s really helpful.
Thanks byju’s team ..


April 16, 2022

This has been helping me a lot since 1year . I wish that these kinds of articles must be posted daily

Rimsha Faizeen

April 16, 2022

Finally Byju’s gave us such a Amazeballs and useful Blog!! ❤️❤️
Will surely try to follow this tips… ???

Prashanti Shastri

April 16, 2022

Hello byjus team,
When I get the demotivated I stand in front of my mirror and say just one line…
After which I wash my face and take a 5 minute walk and then I feel motivated and went to study!!
The above tricks and tips also helps me a lot in maintaining my strategies to achieve my goal!!!!
Thank u byjus team!!??


April 16, 2022

Ya! very helpful study tips for the exams..
I will surely try to follow these tips


April 16, 2022

thank you for the help

Divya Sharma

April 16, 2022

Thanku byjus team for helping us by providing such effective articles


April 16, 2022

These tips are very useful to us
We will definitely try to follow the tips
Thank byjus team

Afsheen Bano

April 16, 2022

Thank you byju’s team for your support ?

Radhika Deshmukh

April 16, 2022

Very Useful, very movitional. Thank you BYJU’S???

Narmdeshwar Lal

April 16, 2022

Very nice strategy for studying

Aayushi bhadouriya

April 16, 2022

It was so nice I will try keep things in my mind and try to follow these tips. Much needed knowledge thankyou byju’s team for this tips

Manthan wasnik

April 16, 2022

Thank u so much Byju’s team…… This tips helps me much more… motivate me….and also I get a proper idea for studying……I will follow it…and I will try to maintain my proper routine……

Bhoomi Rathore

April 16, 2022

Thanks for these tips , really helpful ?


April 16, 2022

It’s so nice, even I’ll try to keep things in my mind and try to follow these tips.
Thank you byju’s team!!
I will follow it from now itself.

Aarushi sutrave

April 16, 2022

It is very good

Akshata raut

April 16, 2022

It’s so nice, even l’ll try to keep this things in my mind and try to follow these tips every day .thanku byju’s team

Siddhi Nalawade

April 16, 2022

I will try this.Thanku ?


April 16, 2022

It’s so nice,this think I will keep in my mind.Thank you Team Byjus

Nending Asha

April 16, 2022

Will try this for sure especially the pomodoro technique!

Aishwarya Sachdev

April 16, 2022

It’s really very helpful… I will try out these tricks for sure….


April 16, 2022

Thank you Byjus team


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Hrushikesh Kokane

April 16, 2022

Thank You Very Much.



April 16, 2022

Thank you Byjus team for your motivation dose of everyday. ????


April 16, 2022

It’s really helpful. I will start doing this from today.

Kriti saurabh

April 16, 2022

This was really helpful….???


April 16, 2022

This tips is so Awesome, thank you byjus


April 16, 2022

I love to play games when I become demotivated, it brings my motivation back to complete a chapter or exercises. Sometimes I prefer to play quizzo in Byjus ,when I feel bored ,it’s really awesome to win the quizzes!

Yash Chawliya

April 11, 2022

Much needed knowledge.look forward for such amazing hacks.
Good job ?


April 11, 2022

It’s so nice, even I’ll try to keep things in my mind and try to follow these tips. Thankyou byju’s team


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