Meditation for Study Motivation

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December 28, 2021

We all have goals, and whether they’re large or small, we know that in order to achieve them, sacrifices must be made. These goals motivate us to strive to be the best we can be even when obstacles present themselves. But as we dig deeper and deeper inside ourselves to find the motivation to keep pushing forward, our driving factors begin to dwindle and negative thoughts begin to creep in.

Motivation is the “why” we do what we do and the driving force behind the actions we take. So when it comes to studying, why is it so hard to get motivated? If it’s studying for a test, a new job, or a career change, why is it so hard to take action if we know it’s going to benefit us in the long run?

Studying will only take us so far in life, but it will take us further than if we didn’t. Life is filled with constant demands for our attention- commercials, social media, phones, friends, TV. All of these distractions are easier to give our attention to than studying, no matter how important it may be.

Why Motivation Matters

Motivation is a blueprint for our behavior, and understanding how and why it works is an important element we should understand. If you’ve ever had a goal, no matter how small it was, you understood that there would be obstacles you would have to overcome in order to achieve it. You made a conscious decision to create this goal and pursue it. You showed persistence as you worked towards your goal and put in the time and effort to achieve it. You understood that the harder you worked, the more likely you were to achieve it. Even when motivation fades, you understand that at the end of the day, you’ll be one step closer.

But where does motivation stem from? We know that it’s a driving force behind our actions, but what if our motivation stemmed from primal instincts? Sigmund Freud and William McDougal suggested that one driving factor of human motivation stems from biological instincts that are created out of fear, hygiene, love, and life. 

Think about an animal in the wilderness. Their motivation to forage for food is for their and their family’s survival. When it comes to our eating, drinking, and sleep patterns, our motivation to do these tasks is influenced by our genetic makeup to survive. We know that food fuels us and provides energy. Water is an essential element of life and our organs need it to  function properly. Proper sleep provides us with the rest and relaxation we need in order to function at optimal levels.

Optimizing Your Motivation

Meditation for Study Motivation

In order to capitalize on our internal motivation, we must dig deeper than just setting goals for ourselves. Meditation is an extremely effective tool in order to achieve this. There are numerous different types of meditation, but one of the most popular is being mindful of one specific element that you’re thinking about. In this instance, being mindful about your studying habits can help you focus, slow down your thought processing, and allow yourself to process information more effectively.


You know you need to study but your favorite sports team is playing in 30 minutes. Distractions will always show up, it’s up to us to determine how we’ll allow them to affect us. Meditation will help us reduce the noise around us to focus on the task at hand. It will also heighten our motivation levels so we can continue pushing forward towards our goal.


Studying can be a relaxing activity, depending on what’s being studied. But the more we study and think about the exam or other ways we’ll be questioned on the material we’ve studied, we begin to tense up and anxiety sets in. When we’re stressed, it makes it difficult to concentrate and focus on what needs to be done. Motivation helps. It helps you be mindful of yourself and your surroundings so you can slow down your thoughts and breathing to continue pushing forward without distractions and stress.

Be Happy

The happier we are, the better we perform. We’re more confident and our self-esteem is flying high. By practicing meditative techniques, you’ll release more positive endorphins and be in a more relaxed state. The happier you are, the less stress you’ll have and the better you’ll be able to focus. Leading to a clearer path towards your studying habits.

Be Confident

Be confident in yourself. The more confident you are in your abilities, the better you’ll perform. When it comes to your studying habits, being confident will help you continue moving forward because you know that you know the material, you know that you need to understand the material 100% and by doing so, you’ll achieve your goal and boost your morale. It’s a win-win.


Motivate Yourself to Meditate

Motivate Yourself to Meditate

Whether you’re studying for school or studying to advance your career; finding the motivation to do so can be challenging. Meditation is there to help and at Theta, our GMS (Guided Meditation and Suggestion) therapy will help you detach yourself from your distractions and reassert your reasons for studying. 

These motivations will be incorporated into your unconscious mind where they will drive your focus and motivation when it comes time to study. When looking to increase your focus and motivation for studying, part of your strategy needs to be, why are you studying and what are you studying for. This will connect to what you want your life to ultimately be about.

You can have all these distractions- stuff you do as a way of not studying, but ask yourself, do you want your life to be about drinking coffee, playing computer games, watching TV, chatting to friends, or, do you have bigger fish to fry? Your life is all about what you do with it and we’re here to help you achieve that.

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