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Motivation


#1
Helloooo

I need help :(

I cant motivate myself AT ALL to do my uni work, I've even considered dropping out of uni :/ but I know I can't and need to stick this year and next.

What do you do for motivation and how do you get your creativity flowing?

:(
 
#3
Eugh its getting really tedious and i just cant get into it. We have a design in context lecture - the lecturer is american and all our work she gives us is about american architecture, the design projects are rubbish and the same over and over and over again, the people on my course are darn right horrible :( arghhhhh
 
#4
Shut the door, leave MSN and everything else off and put some music on and just work away. Once your in the zone you'll be fine. I guess you only feel like quitting because your always so busy so just keep pushing and and you will get there with it.

If i was'nt motivated enougth to do work then I would get a friend over to work with me, we could help each other out that way. We have all seen the work your capable of so keep going and you will get there in the end :)!
 
#6
I was gonna say "blonde" but your obviously not lol!

You could always site in a quiet room and talk to yourself **cough cough** like mad people do
 

Levi

Moderator
Staff member
#8
My motivation was deadlines and the simple fact I wanted the letters at the end of my name, I was more productive nearer the due date than at the beginning.

It wasn't like I had many classes after the first year anyways, most of it was self study and I think second year had about 3 hours of tutor and final year about 30 mins often groups per week.
 

Lunera

Senior Member
#9
You can observe what happens in your mind when you work, or when you will work. Your feelings, your thinkings.
Then, when you note what happens, you can find how changing your vision of your work. If you think "it will be hard" "it will be unpleasant" before you work, that's normal that it becomes very hard to you to work.
You can find pleasure in your work (really). Try to remember a moment when you enjoyed your work, and then, catch this feeling and put it on your current work.
If you want to work, think that is the better thing that you have to do. You don't have to work all day long, just few hours.

What is your desire ? Why do you want to work ? You must have an aim. This is your motivation. To pass your exams ? Or something more.
You have the answer in your mind.
 
#11
I always used to reward myself if I completed something. Like... don't watch any TV all day just get on with the work and say to yourself if I get this done by such a time then I can finally relax and watch my fave show, feeling like you can relax now you've achieved something!

And, I think sometimes when you work really hard you need a break from the work and time to relax and let the mind recharge. Things often look better with fresh eyes and inspiration often comes when your relaxed in the bath or something!
 
#12
Levi said:
My motivation was deadlines and the simple fact I wanted the letters at the end of my name, I was more productive nearer the due date than at the beginning.
I'm the same - I like the stress that makes me work at the end of a deadline :/

glenwheeler said:
HAHA! Can see you doing that aswell going a long to a little humming sound!
*Hmmm HMMM Hmmm Hmmmmmmm* :p

Lunera said:
You can find pleasure in your work (really). Try to remember a moment when you enjoyed your work, and then, catch this feeling and put it on your current work.
If you want to work, think that is the better thing that you have to do. You don't have to work all day long, just few hours.
:D Thank youuu I have woken up this morning with a completely new mindset :) Lets hope it sticks

allyally2k said:
I always used to reward myself if I completed something. Like... don't watch any TV all day just get on with the work and say to yourself if I get this done by such a time then I can finally relax and watch my fave show, feeling like you can relax now you've achieved something!

And, I think sometimes when you work really hard you need a break from the work and time to relax and let the mind recharge. Things often look better with fresh eyes and inspiration often comes when your relaxed in the bath or something!
Thats a really good idea :D

Thanks everyone! Lets hope I can keep my positivity up :)
 

Jimlad

Well-Known Member
#14
Stay up til stupid o'clock in the morning, then put on Moby's Play album and work like a coffee zombie. It's how I got through crap modules at uni!
 

mrp2049

Senior Member
#16
I will admit that failing my second year was the best thing that ever happened to me! I lost all motivation the first time round. I was working 2 jobs at the time, not a smart move, and it destoryed me.

But the fact that I failed was the biggest kick up the arse ever! As levi said, tight deadlines are a great motivator. I find that I have different moods, some days music is the thing, other days having the TV on, but it has to be nonsense that I have seen dozens of times (friends, star trek, simpsons), its enough to keep you a little preoccupied, but not lose the stroke.

Motivation is a weird one, and some of the **** you have to do in uni can suck, but you will be amazed how useful alot of it will become. I hated design history (really old stuff, william morris and all that jazz) but it helped me understand a bigger picture that I am now satisfied it was worth trooping through!
 
#20
Romack said:
have a nice cup of tea
Nothing like a cuppa to get you motivated. :p

What Lunera said is a good motivator I think. Think about why you're doing this course and what you want to achieve in your life. You might not enjoy the current project, but see it as a means to an end?