#Foititips: 4 + 1 ways to find motivation for your studies

Based on the original article in Greek by Myrto Zara

Translated by Maria Oikonomou

Even those of you who love your subject of study often face lack of inspiration and motivation. Motivation for using your imagination and curiosity is rarely provided by the institution of your studies. The ideas given in this article will help you find your interest. A boost to become interested in your studies.

Create a network

The first thing you can do when you look for motivation is to see if you can get in touch with people of the same field as yours. Your fellow students or people from different institutions but with a common interest, other students from your city or even online. Such people can help you find your interest with their own thoughts and ideas. Try organizing a study group at your school or participating in an online forum or group with a particular topic. The internet offers a great range of topics, such as:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Philology
  • Medicine
  •  Science and anything else you want

There, you can share your thoughts, questions, even the problems and the “mental block” that you may experience.

Look for inspiration outside the book

Academic books almost always provide plenty of material and information on the subject you are studying. However, they do not always arouse your curiosity about it, when you read them at the lending library of your school or city. Even on the internet, on YouTube or on podcast platforms you can find interesting information that is not written in the books. Do your research and discover material that will motivate you to get excited again and find your inspiration.

Find a mentor

From an acquaintance who specializes in the same subject as you, to a professor or an expert from the internet. You can start looking for your mentor or mentors. Try to reach out to people who are professionally involved at the same field as yours and ask them for advice or share your concerns. A good tip from learning specialists, especially if you are looking for your mentor on the internet, on platforms like LinkedIn, is to approach experts of average popularity and not the most popular ones. This will make it easier for you to get in touch with them and to be noticed, and they will have the time to help you with your concerns.

Take a break

This advice is mainly aimed at people who have been professionally activated for many years or very intensively in the same field. Maybe you have run out of ideas and inspiration because you need a short break. Of course, this does not mean that you have to change course or stop studying. Set a time frame on your own and try the new hobby or the field of inquiry you always wanted and never had time for:

You just may be surprised! In the meantime, however, be consistent with your university obligations, in order not to fall behind when you find your interest again. Inspiration can be found even when you are busy doing things different from your major.

Start something yourself

Last but not least, the solution to unblock your thoughts is maybe to create something. Build your own online team, your own podcast or series of digital material. Gather your knowledge from the university into notes and share them with the other students. You can even combine a seemingly different subject of study with your own and conduct research, in order to start a series of videos, a forum or a page with fun and interesting information.

Αν επιθυμείς να διεκδικήσεις υποτροφίες στην Ελλάδα ή το εξωτερικό, ο Οδηγός Υποτροφιών του Citycampus που μόλις κυκλοφόρησε σου προσφέρει ό,τι χρειάζεσαι!