Websites & Videos
Websites and Articles
Motivation & Procrastination (Website, Canada’s International School)
Learn tips on finding motivation, tackling work habits and challenging your mindset through Canada’s International School’s Learning Forums.
UBC Wellbeing – Student Learning and Motivation (Website, UBC Wellbeing)
Find articles and workshops on Student Learning and Motivation with tools from the UBC’s Wellbeing department.
Tips For Staying Motivated in College (Website, University of Ottawa)
Check out the University of Ottawa’s guide on staying motivated in college with unique strategies for setting goals and making it through each semester.
Preparing for Exams (Youtube, CLC)
This Chapman Learning Commons video focuses on preparing for exams and is a great way to learn how to apply discipline to your studying.
How to Do Well in an Online Course (Youtube, CLC)
Watch this quick video to learn about ways in which motivation and discipline can help you for online courses.
Chapman Learning Commons Resources
Enhance Daily Productivity and Motivation with Exercise (Blogpost, CLC)
Check out this blog post to learn about the connection between exercise and motivation.
Pick Your Brain: The Neuroscience of Motivation (Blogpost, CLC)
Gain a better understanding of the neuroscience behind motivation and how you can incorporate it into your daily goals.
Why Keeping a To-Do List is a Good Idea (Blogpost, CLC)
Learn about the importance of a to-do list and how to build your own to stay self-motivated.
Cultivating the Ability to Focus (Blogpost, CLC)
Explore useful techniques that can strengthen your focus in order to study, absorb material, and perform well in school.
Time Management when Learning Online (Workshop Handout, CLC)
Learn more about time management tools, and ways to prioritize your objectives and goals.
How to Focus (Workshop Handout, CLC)
Check out this key resource for techniques to improve your ability to focus and how students can tackle these challenges.
Gain helpful skills on time awareness, time management and long term versus short term planning.
Now that you’ve delved into multiple strategies for fostering motivation and discipline, take a moment to reflect:
- What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve internalized about staying motivated and disciplined?
- How has your perception of the role of motivation and discipline in achieving your goals evolved?
Feel free to drop your thoughts in the comments below, and let’s keep the flame of motivation and discipline burning bright!