The Indian education scene is such that if one has to do well in life they have to shine in academics. Our society has very little tolerance for somebody who is an academic loser. Thus, unless you are exceptionally good in music or sports, it is difficult for you to make a living out of the same.
Also careers in this type of fields are short-lived as compared to those in academics. This makes the parents (who, of course are a child's best well-wishers) put a lot more pressure on them to excel in their studies.
However, we understand that it is not always easy to excel in academics. While many people equate the status of a child's academic performance to his intellectual calibre, that is far from being true. The fact remains that a person who is actually very talented may not perform well once in a while. There may be an wide array of reasons for this poor performance one of them being the fact that the student is losing interest.
However, with the social status that the Indian society is in, there is not much room for all this. Thus, if you are someone who is losing interest in academics, it is high time you buckle up if you do not want be to left behind in the rat race for success. This article explores the various possibilities of how to make that happen.
• Set A Study Goal
Often, as students we want to top the class but we do not know how to go about doing it. The first thing that you can do is to divide your syllabus into topics. Remember, none of the topics is too easy and that you must start from the basics. Then go ahead and decide on how much time you need to devote to each topic.
• Make Friends With People Who Are Dedicated
It is correctly said that a man is judged by the company he keeps. This statement makes all the way more sense when you look at your life from an academic perspective. If you are friends with someone who is focused in excelling in academics, even on days when you are feeling low and unmotivated, looking at their zeal will help you bring back your focus in academics.
• Get A Timetable
Once you know how much time you need to devote to each topic, set a timetable for yourself. If there are multiple topics that you need to study, make sure that your timetable is such that you do so in a rotational basis. This will not just ensure that all the topics are covered but will also ensure that you do not get bored of studying a single subject for a prolonged period of time.
• Stay Focused
Sometimes all you need is a little push. However, you cannot always expect to get it from someone else. Hence, in such a situation the best thing that you can do is to have motivational quotes in your room.
Also think of the bigger picture. Thus, if you are feeling low and decide that all of it is not worth the pain, the best thing that you can do is to recall why you are going through all this. That will give you the motivation you need to excel in your academic life.
• Learn To Say No
It is often seen that students end up wasting their day by hanging out with friends simply because they are unable to say 'No'. At the end of such hectic days they feel unmotivated to focus on academics and end up wasting the evening and night too.
To prevent such a thing from happening, know how to identify the right from wrong and how to say 'No' to something when you know that it is detrimental to your study plan.
• Stop Getting Distracted
It is often seen that a person loses interest in studies because they are distracted. The noise of their surroundings or the ambience in general does not go well with them and they tend to get distracted and start thinking about something else when they should be studying.
To deal with the same, one must ensure that they sit down to study in a place that has low noise and is free from the distractions of the TV or the FM. Keep your phone as far away as possible. By doing so you will be amazed to see how you get back your interest in studies.