Break Studying Down and Make it Manageable

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Break Studying Down and Make It Manageable
If there's one key to motivation it's this... whatever you're working on break it down into manageable chunks.
I propose you learn to think this way instead of looking at the task as the mountain it probably actually is.
I never suffered from that kind of paralyzed thinking. Not because of anything I did (or didn't do) but because, following a 10 year hiatus from college, upon entering Florida State University for my junior year (Go 'Noles) I was lucky enough to get a super tough professor for my first research class... the toughest class I'd ever taken.
I mean, Dr. Colin Peeler made students tremble. He definitely struck fear into hearts. Past students celebrated having survived his class, present students prayed to one day be counted among the survivors, and future students... well, you could just mention his name and eyes glazed over and hands began trembling.
It may not sound like it but he was actually well-liked.
I truly enjoyed that class because he took the essential parts of a publishable research paper and chopped them into manageable pieces.
Motivation could have so easily been squashed if I'd found it impossible to comprehend the material or if I'd felt so overwhelmed that I didn't think success was within my grasp
The best way we can keep ourselves motivated, or to motivate someone else for that matter (Parents... hint, hint), is to break those tasks down into chunks that can be managed easily. This applies whether it's you doing a research paper or teaching your child to clean a bathroom.
Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Segers
Modified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/6549360
If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find.
Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends.
Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @
marysegers@marysegers.com
My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do… such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and housework so that you can reinvest that time into your marriage, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook on Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents
If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join and I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on cooking, cleaning, laundry, housework and then spending that time on your spouse, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.

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  • Break Studying Down and Make It Manageable
  • If there's one key to motivation it's this... Whatever you're working on break it down into manageable chunks. This applies whether you're talking about your home time management or studying for college.
  • I propose you learn to think this way instead of looking at the task as the mountain it probably actually is.Many college students' minds seem to work the opposite... they'd look at an assignment, find out they had to write a 20 page research paper with 10 scholarly references, and their mind kind of went... well... a little numb.
  • I never suffered from that kind of paralyzed thinking.Not because of anything I did (or didn't do) but because, following a 10 year hiatus from college, upon entering Florida State University for my junior year (Go 'Noles) I was lucky enough to get a super tough professor for my first research class... the toughest class I'd ever taken.
  • I mean, Dr. Colin Peeler made students tremble. He definitely struck fear into hearts. Past students celebrated having survived his class, present students prayed to one day be counted among the survivors, and future students... well, you could just mention his name and eyes glazed over and hands began trembling.It may not sound like it but he was actually well-liked.
  • I was already extremely nervous about writing such scholarly papers but surprisingly I was bitten by the research bug.I truly enjoyed that class because he took the essential parts of a publishable research paper and chopped them into manageable pieces, one of which was due every six weeks or so. In the meantime he taught and tested on that particular section.
  • Motivation was already evident in that I was a nontraditional student (with, at times, 3 or 4 children at home, or more).However, that motivation could have so easily been squashed if I'd found it impossible to comprehend the material or if I'd felt so overwhelmed that I didn't think success was within my grasp... even after working my butt off and even pulling some all-nighters.
  • Look, we're all more motivated to do something that we know we can succeed at, even if it is very difficult. Breaking things down into smaller chunks is one way… actually, the major way… we can keep that motivation alive and kicking.
  • Now, I understand that not everyone is fortunate enough to have been taught this way but I'm convinced that the way Dr. Peeler had me write my research papers section by section definitely made a difference in my motivation remaining high as I worked my way through the class.
  • In other words, he broke it down and made it manageable and, as a result, motivation wasn't inhibited.
  • In SummaryThe best way we can keep ourselves motivated, or to motivate someone else for that matter (Parents... hint, hint), is to break those tasks down into chunks that can be managed easily. This applies whether it's you doing a research paper or teaching your child to clean a bathroom (which is a necessity at this stage of your life... and his... if he's over 5 years old).Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_SegersModified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/6549360
  • If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find.Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends.Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @marysegers@marysegers.com
  • My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do… such as cooking, cleaning, laundry, and housework so that you can reinvest that time into your marriage, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
  • As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook on Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents
  • If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join and I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on cooking, cleaning, laundry, housework and then spending that time on your spouse, your kids, your family and friends, and even yourself.
  • Remember… you only have one life. It's up to you how you live it.
  • Break Studying Down and Make it Manageable

    1. 1.  Break Studying Down and Make It Manageable (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    2. 2. If there's one key to motivation it's this... Whatever you're working on break it down into manageable chunks. This applies whether you're talking about your home time management or studying for college. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    3. 3. I propose you learn to think this way instead of looking at the task as the mountain it probably actually is. Many college students' minds seem to work the opposite... they'd look at an assignment, find out they had to write a 20 page research paper with 10 scholarly references, and their mind kind of went... well... a little numb. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    4. 4. I never suffered from that kind of paralyzed thinking. Not because of anything I did (or didn't do) but because, following a 10 year hiatus from college, upon entering Florida State University for my junior year (Go 'Noles) I was lucky enough to get a super tough professor for my first research class... the toughest class I'd ever taken. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    5. 5. I mean, Dr. Colin Peeler made students tremble. He definitely struck fear into hearts. Past students celebrated having survived his class, present students prayed to one day be counted among the survivors, and future students... well, you could just mention his name and eyes glazed over and hands began trembling. It may not sound like it but he was actually well-liked. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    6. 6. I was already extremely nervous about writing such scholarly papers but surprisingly I was bitten by the research bug. I truly enjoyed that class because he took the essential parts of a publishable research paper and chopped them into manageable pieces, one of which was due every six weeks or so. In the meantime he taught and tested on that particular section. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    7. 7. Motivation was already evident in that I was a nontraditional student (with, at times, 3 or 4 children at home, or more). However, that motivation could have so easily been squashed if I'd found it impossible to comprehend the material or if I'd felt so overwhelmed that I didn't think success was within my grasp... even after working my butt off and even pulling some all-nighters. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    8. 8. Look, we're all more motivated to do something that we know we can succeed at, even if it is very difficult. Breaking things down into smaller chunks is one way… actually, the major way… we can keep that motivation alive and kicking. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    9. 9. Now, I understand that not everyone is fortunate enough to have been taught this way but I'm convinced that the way Dr. Peeler had me write my research papers section by section definitely made a difference in my motivation remaining high as I worked my way through the class. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    10. 10. In other words, he broke it down and made it manageable and, as a result, motivation wasn't inhibited. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    11. 11. In Summary  The best way we can keep ourselves motivated, or to motivate someone else for that matter (Parents... hint, hint), is to break those tasks down into chunks that can be managed easily. This applies whether it's you doing a research paper or teaching your child to clean a bathroom (which is a necessity at this stage of your life... and his... if he's over 5 years old). Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/?expert=Mary_Segers Modified from my original article published at: http://EzineArticles.com/6549360 (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    12. 12. If you found this video helpful then don’t forget to “Like” it so it’ll be easier for others to find. Also, I’d love it if you’d “Pin” me and pass me on to your friends. Finally, if you have a Home Time Management topic you’d like to see covered shoot me an email @ marysegers@marysegers.com (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    13. 13. Home Time Management Expert, Coach, and Speaker   My goal as a Home Time Management Coach is to help you save time on the things you HAVE to do such as: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework  So that you can reinvest that time into: • Your marriage • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    14. 14. As a matter of fact, this video has been created from an excerpt of my free 77 page eBook aimed at… Home Time Management and Nontraditional Students which is available for download from my website @ http://marysegers.com/nontraditionalstudents (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    15. 15. If you'd like to learn more about Home Time Management then join my email list @ http://marysegers.com/join And I'll send you daily emails aimed at covering all aspects of Home Time Management including saving time on: • Cooking • Cleaning • Laundry • Housework And then spending that time on: • Your spouse • Your kids • Your family and friends • Yourself (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com
    16. 16. Remember… You only have ONE LIFE. It's up to you how you live it. (c) Home Time Management 2013 | Mary Segers http://marysegers.com

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