How Higher Purposes Can Motivate Students in Studying

Most students have a reason for wanting to study, but it depends on what that reason is that is going to determine how motivated they remain. In the beginning of a new semester, students are usually highly motivated to do better. As time goes on, many students loose this drive and motivation, because they do not have a cemented purpose.

If you want to achieve your highest goals, you need to perhaps re-evaluate you reasons. Let’s say you are busy with a psychology and criminology personal statement and half way through you lose your motivation. If you had a higher purpose to keep your motivation intact, you would not stop until it is done. A lot of this is a mind-set change with a combination of an attainable goal. Here is how a higher purpose affect your studies.

Achieving goals

When you set goals for yourself that is easily attainable, you stay motivated during a longer set goal. It takes time to achieve a long-term goal, but if it is broken up into smaller pieces, you can see the growth. Having something to strive for is what ultimately makes the difference. You work a little harder because you are just a few hours away from ticking that goal off your to-do list.

Positive mind-set

Someone with a purpose is more likely to have a positive mind-set. This is in direct alignment to knowing why you are doing what you do. A personal statement for psychology might seem like a daunting task if you have a negative way of thinking. To someone with a positive mind-set who sees the bigger picture, it is easier to stay motivated and see the challenge in a positive manner.

Clear direction

If you do not know where you are heading, how could you possibly be motivated? You cannot just take each day as it comes. Instead, you need to have a clear direction of where you would like to end up. This is where purpose comes in. Having a higher purpose is going to guide you towards that goal and drive you every day in that direction.

Anxiety eliminated

Students are so use to the constant feeling of anxiousness that they do not know what it feels like to trust in the future. When you know where you would like to be in 5 or 10 years, it is easier to stay calm through the process of getting there.

The reason to stress and beat yourself up goes away when you have a paper due in the morning. You start understanding that this paper is just a stepping stone to reaching your purpose. This goes hand in hand with having a positive mind-set.

Increased confidence

When you want to achieve your end goal, you need to believe in your own abilities. This is why having confidence is so important. When you have a lack of self-confidence, it is easy to doubt everything that you do.

When you have a purpose, you believe in what you are busy with. Your purpose will drive you and time invested in your work is never a waste. It takes time to build confidence, but it takes less time if you know why you are putting extra time into your studies.

Taking worthy risks

Students already have so much on their plates that taking any additional risks can be daunting, if you don’t have a purpose. Your criminology personal statement can look the same as everyone else’s or it you can take a risk and do something completely different. Taking risks that are going to move you closer to your goal, is going to benefit you down the line. Of course, these risks have to be aligned with your purpose and your goal.

If you do not know what that goal is, you probably won’t even know that what seems risky could possibly be worth it. Many opportunities are just disguised as risks, so make sure you know where you are heading.


The sooner you find your purpose, the sooner you will find your motivation. Both of these factors are intertwined and allows you to get the best results. When a student is constantly motivated, it is easier to get higher scores and have an overall balance in school. Students have more than just homework and exams to focus on. The sacrifices made during studies cannot be fruitless.

Working towards something is better that just aimlessly working. You need to know where you are going and what steps you need to take to get there. Even if you take a few steps a day, it is still moving you closer to your purpose. A student with purpose is also patient and knows that every day is a day closer to where they want to be.

Best of luck,

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Decoding Texting Slang Your Teen Uses Regularly

I remember a few years ago I was watching a news program and it offered a list to teach parents about decoding texting slang they claimed teens were using. Among some of the more colorful gems were:

– LHS – Let’s have sex

– IGTD – I got the drugs

– PIRDTAS – Parents in rooms don’t talk about stuff

– SMH – Satan makes me happy

These were so ludicrous that I have never forgotten them. Have you ever seen those used anywhere? Can you imagine your teen doing it? Of course not, it was so out of touch that I was sure it must have been a joke (spoiler: it wasn’t).

Slang is a normal part of communication, especially for young people as they assert their independence. Each generation has their own and in the digital era it is a little different than the “boss” and “sick”’s of our own decades.

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The Most Narcissistic Generation: Which One Is It?

Not too long ago, I saw a Facebook comment on a George Takei post. A man from the Baby Boomer generation was going on a rant about the Narcissistic Generation & Millennials and how they were useless, lazy, didn’t know what they were doing, didn’t have real jobs, didn’t buy houses and more. It was quite a list of sins.

One particular thing which stuck out to me was his vehement claim of narcissism. This online stranger claims that millennials are selfish, self-absorbed narcissists.

Narcissistic Generation or a Value-Shift?

I don’t normally engage with random people on the web; however, his passionate rant rubbed me the wrong way.

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Improve Health and Happiness by Cleaning the Air in Your Home

We spend more than 90% of our time indoors, yet how often do we consider the air quality of our homes? Polluted air is often linked to traffic filled streets and coal burning factories, but pollutants released outside will disperse easily. Our homes lock in dirty air and contribute to the onset of asthma and even lung cancer. You can improve wellbeing by spending time in nature, but for when you are home, here are some steps you can take to clean up the air.

Remove Toxic Chemicals

The list of products that pollute the air in your home is endless: cookers, cleaning products, moisturisers and air fresheners all mean that the air indoors is dirtier than outdoors. Luckily, there are natural alternatives for most of these things.

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Allowing Your Children to Take Risks and Learn From Failure

No one learns without failing or making mistakes. Yet, we as parents often forget this universal truth as we raise our children. Instead of pushing them to take risks, experiment and uncover their true potential, we refuse to let them learn from their failures.

However, shielding our children from risks only cripples their ability to learn new skills and prevents them from discovering their innate abilities. It also hinders them from learning how to overcome failure and adapt to change- key attributes required for personal growth.

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How Gardening Can Help You Reconnect with Nature and Make You a Better Person

We live in a society in which we connect with technology hourly, but sadly don’t have much time or inclination to connect with nature. We’re missing out! Being in nature is good for the mind, body, and spirit, with research showing how it can make us happier and boost physical recovery from illness. Best of all, reaping the benefits of nature doesn’t require a weekend getaway in the mountains. You can achieve them with some light gardening. Here’s how gardening can help you reconnect with nature, which will make you a better person.

Have you ever experienced being in nature and feeling better about life and yourself? Perhaps feeling the sun on your shoulders and watching the beauty of the sun filtering through the trees made you feel more alive? It’s not your imagination to experience these things. Here’s how gardening benefits you.

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How To Stop Kids From Oversharing Online

Social media is ubiquitous today. Almost every adolescent is on at least one platform. But many of them fail to realize how oversharing personal information on social media can put them at risk. Cybersecurity experts have found that posting personal information can give hackers the tools they need to answer security questions and gain access to a victim’s profile.

Part of the “oversharing dilemma” stems from the parents. If a child has never been taught the risks of oversharing, they will come to view it as normal. Especially if all of their friends are constantly Tweeting their location and posting info about their families on Facebook, an adolescent will be likely to behave in the same manner.

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Parents Over Peers: How to Get Your Teen Away from a Bad Group of Friends

As parents of teenagers, you can think of many things that cause you worry and anguish. Likely near the top of such a list are their interactions with bad teen friends. Years of effective parenting can unravel with a few bad choices made via the influence of negative peers.

Luckily, you have many practical steps you can take to help guide your teenagers through this time when peer influence is at its strongest.

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How to Combat Chronic Stress with Juicing

Let’s face it, we’re all facing more chronic stress and anxiety these days than we did in years passed. That’s because competitive workplaces, long office hours, and countless personal commitments are all contributing to a higher amount of emotional strain. The good news is that you can treat these problems just like you would any other health condition – with the right healthy habits.

While things like meditation, therapy, and exercise can all contribute to giving you a more positive mindset, juicing could also have a part to play when it comes to minimizing cortisol levels, and giving you the emotional strength you need to thrive. It turns out that juice is great for a lot more than just reducing the excess fat around your stomach. With the right ingredients, and a little creativity, you can banish sources of depression, eliminate anxiety, and take control of your mood.

To help get you started, here are five incredible juices that will help you to say sayonara to chronic stress!

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The Dynamics Of Trust Between Parents and Teens

Building teen trust can be hard at times. Your teenagers are experiencing a transitional stage of life, enjoying more freedom than they had during childhood, and the taste of freedom can be addictive. As the parent, you place a certain amount of trust in your teen, hoping they will not abuse their freedom. But sometimes poor choices are made and that trust is broken.

I understand dealing with the shifting dynamics of trust between parents and teens can be difficult. As I have advised many parents of troubled teens, I have compiled some advice for you parents out there who are struggling with trusting your own teens.

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