Do you ever struggle with being consistent, and getting motivated to study? Somehow, studying well, or being motivated to study, means you get into a regular habit of studying. I have previously introduced some great study habits that you should keep in order to succeed in school. Now, this is an infographic on the ways of developing good habits, whether they are study habits or anything else!
I hope you enjoy the infographic, and the article below that explains the 7 steps!
The 7 Steps to Developing Good Habits
1. Devise a plan.
I always like starting a plan in the beginning of a semester, and state out all the goals and habits I wish to meet and develop. Let’s say if I want to prepare for every lecture beforehand, I would make a time table, state out all the lecture times, and then plan the time when I should prepare for each course’s lecture.
Similarly, if you have an important goal (e.g. Get a GPA of 3.5), you can then work on the sub-tasks and habits that you wish to develop to meet the goal, and set specific time frames and regular schedule to achieve it (e.g. review class materials every week).
2. Seek support from friends and family.
Sometimes we may easily get distracted if we have friends that constantly to hang out, hence leaving our goals and habits behind. Thus, telling your friends and family that you want to do certain things allow you to stay focus on your tasks with the help of them. Sometimes, your friends may even want to join you!
3. Keep decisions to a minimum
If you set too many habits for yourself to achieve on one go, you would find yourself easily overwhelmed by them. At the end of the day, you won’t be able to complete them. By going step-by-step and keep decisions to a minimum, you can slowly work towards your goal in an achievable manner.
4. Recognize what needs changing
If you want to develop good habits, the first thing is always to stop the bad habits you are having now. Try to identify them, figure out what’s the problem, and work on it. If you procrastinate a lot, for example, then you should find out ways and tools to help you avoid procrastination.
5. Discover your obstacles
Similar to the last one, now you would have to find out what bars you away from developing good habits. Is it because of your busy social life? Or is it because you don’t have a good study environment? This is the time where you can tackle these problems, for example, you can arrange your schedule better, and start creating a good study space for you.
6. Create a routine
I have always found routine to be particularly helpful. It is for you to get used to the habits, to a point that you can naturally do something without thinking it as a hassle. When I balance all my commitments, I find getting into a routine really helps. This works the same for developing good habits.
7. Find ways to reward yourself
We all need some motivation to do something, and it’s definitely not a good idea to get so stressed because you want to develop good habits. Rewarding self, with some me time, for example, can not only motivate you to achieve more but also reduce your anxiety and stress. So, rewarding yourself is essential for developing good habits.
Want To Read More?
Here are some great posts on developing good habits that you may like!
- 5 Highly Effective Study Habits That Can Improve Grade and Performance
- Ways to Simplify Your Life and Make Yourself Happier and More Productive