How to stay motivated to do school work at home


During the soft closure of Davis School District, it can be hard to stay motivated to do school work because of the easy distractions of being at home. Some distraction include; family, friends, notifications, the temptation to sleep, or even just procrastination. Here are a few tips to stay motivated and on task:

1. Reward yourself when you meet a homework goal. 

Rewards can be a powerful motivator! The reward doesn’t have to be anything big, it could be giving yourself 5 minutes to look through Snapchat, Instagram, or Tiktok after you read a section of a textbook or finish a homework assignment. The bigger the accomplishment, the bigger the reward.

2. Treat yourself before getting to work. 

When you treat yourself to a snack, or check social media before you start schoolwork, it can boost your mood and your motivation. Just be sure to set a limit of how long you can be on your phone, so you don’t lose track of time.

3. Work with a motivated partner.

Working with friends or siblings, can make doing school work more enjoyable. You can also help each other stay on track as well.

4. Find the time and place when you do your best work. 

Some people do their best work in the mornings when they feel awake and energized, instead of at night when they feel tired and groggy. Location also helps you stay in the school work mindset. Most people prefer to do work in a quiet environment where they have a clear mind, with no distractions. Its a good idea to experiment new areas until you find what works best for you.

5. Set goals. 

Setting goals can keep you motivated and make school work seem more attainable. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. Be sure they are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time bound. Making S.M.A.R.T. goals are important, because they keep you from setting vague and unreachable goals, that you cant achieve.

Other quick tips to keep you motivated to do school work are:

6. Put away distractions

7. Keep yourself focused and alert

8. Stay energized

9. Take frequent breaks

10. Prioritize assignments

11. Break assignments down into more manageable pieces