From Study Stress To Study Success: 14 Tips That Will Take You To The Top

By Lachlan Haynes

Feeling burnt out? Feeling tired? Feeling stressed? Feeling like no matter how hard you try you just can't get the grades you want? Well it's time to turn that frown upside down and change all your problems into awesome possibilities!

Below are 14 tips that can turn your study stress into study success in only a few minutes!

1. Create, write down and read your goals. Don't fudge this. Just do it! At the start of every day look at your goals and make sure they are everything you want. Make sure you know what you want from your study and from your life.

2. Move all obstacles that are stopping you achieve your goals. Don't allow time-wasters to suck the life out of you. Get off the X-Box. Get off Facebook. Turn off the TV. You can do this. Know what you want and then get it!

3. Define the actions required and then figure out which ones come first. What will have the most impact right now? What will create the biggest difference straight away? Figure out which actions are the lifeblood of your goals and do them first.

4. Give your actions a priority. Now that you know what you need to do to get what you want it's time to give those actions a priority. Which actions need to happen straight away? Which ones can you hold off on for a week or a month? Whatever you do, make sure you are taking action. The difference between success and failure is more times than not simply take some action. So do something!

5. Visualize your achievements. The best part about visualization is that you can do it any time. You can do it during class, you can do it on the train, you can do it lying in bed, or you can do it at your weekend job. Imagine what you are going to achieve and how it will happen. Do this every day.

6. Create affirmations and then read them every day. Write down whatever you need to tell yourself each day to get yourself pumped up, grateful for life and ready to rock. Then make sure you can fit it into your school bag, wallet or purse so that you can read it whenever you want some inspiration.

7. Learn how to breathe and stretch. Yes, we all know how to breathe! But what matters is breathing for the purpose of relaxation. Does it get you into a Zen state of calm? Stretching also helps move the blood around and get you feeling good. So breathe, stretch and repeat. Always repeat. And don't forget to rinse!

8. Watch videos and read books and blogs. Find someone who can make your life better, easier and more enjoyable and then listen to them! Learn the strategies. Apply the strategies. Make your life better, easier and more enjoyable. You don't have to invent things yourself. It really is that simple.

9. Love every minute. There is no point "existing". You need to "live". What does it mean to live? It means loving what you're doing - at all times. Now, it's hard to get excited about school or work each day, there is no question about that, but your life is short and you need to enjoy it. You need to make each day count. Love your life.

10. Associate with those that succeed. If you spend time with blobs you will become a blob too. You need to surround yourself with people that want more from life. Surround yourself with people that have big dreams and even bigger motivation levels. They will drag you with them and help take you where you really want to go.

11. Drink your way to success! No not booze - water! Drink as much water as you can muster, mister. Eight glasses a day is a good guide. Why? Well, your brain is 75% water. Your blood is 90% water. The body will shut down within days without water. Water prevents illness and disease. Water turns the food you eat into energy. Need we say more? Drink up!

12. Eat smaller means and eat them more often. We all like to eat don't we? Well, most people do anyway. You only have to look around to see how much the world loves eating. But three meals a day isn't quite right. Instead, have 6 meals a day and make them smaller - and healthier. Your body will continually burn the food and won't store it as fat. You're also less likely to become overweight or obese. More meals and less fat? Winning!

13. Reduce your consumption of the four fatal stimulants. Coffee, cigarettes, alcohol and sugar are a perfect storm - for illness and disease! If you want to die a young and painful death then knock yourself out. Most people don't really want that - but it doesn't mean they don't consume dangerous things. You wouldn't give cigarettes, coffee, alcohol or loads of sugar to your pet, so why do you consume them? Do you have more respect for your pet than yourself? Weird.

14. Tense and relax. When you tense all the muscles in your body and then let it go it really helps the body to unwind and remain calm. So start using this whenever you're feeling anxious or stressed. Tense and relax. Tense and relax. Ah! Feels good doesn't it?

The reality is that you - and you alone - have the ability to determine your future. You can decide to do nothing and change nothing and get the same results you've always gotten. Or you can change a few little things up and make a big difference to your results. Learn the strategies and take massive action every day. Nothing else is required. Good luck!

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