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What will you do if you suddenly lost interest in your study?

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Last Updated: 10/06/2020 at 11:41am
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August 31st, 2020 8:21pm
It is actually more common than one might think of it to be. One may think that they have been studying all their life, since they were a kid and might even be an excellent student. But then all of a sudden, a time comes when you realize that the things you're made to study or do now just don't interest you anymore. The reason could be anything, maybe because you found more interesting things to engage yourself in, or maybe because you just can't cope up with that study and need some time to think. Or maybe because it seems everyone else, including your peers, are going way too fast and you would soon be left behind with no scope to cope. Or maybe things have been terrible in the recent few days or months or any amount of time and you just cannot take it anymore and need a break. It could also just be a combination of some or all of these. But the fact that it makes you lose your interest in studying still exists. You need a refuge, someone to talk to about it. And the people from the generation about you (like parents and other elders) might not always be able to understand what is happening. It becomes tougher and tougher to keep up and everything comes spiralling down to your breaking point. All the expectations and high demands go down the gutter with just a small hope of you being able to actually move on from that. The best thing to do here would be to just try and talk about it with as many people as you can and try to find out why it's happening and what makes your or anyone's case special. If other students have faced or have been facing this problem, then are there any "bright spots" which are the ones who have successfully been able to fight that lack of interest and move on in life, no matter how they do it. What's important is what they did to achieve it. But just remember, don't ever believe in keeping up appearances. That's all nonsense when you're in need. Ask for as much help as you need and be open about your situation. Maybe others might be able to understand it better than what you might have imagined their reaction to be. They might even be able to come up with plausible solutions. Just keep taking one step at a time and cure it at a very early stage. Don't let the discomfort and lack of interest keep burning up inside of you until you actually burn out and lose control.
October 6th, 2020 11:41am
I would motivate self somehow to continue my study. Some options for motivating self: positive self talk, positive affirmations, awarding self for each step you did successfully in your study (but let's not become addicted with your awards), thinking about how your study will benefit you(good job opportunities, good salary you will get when you will work in the field you studied, good working conditions, working with people or alone, working in vicinity of your parents' home (no need to go far away in search of job) or contrary - you will be able to work in another part of your country, far away from your parents, relatives, in another country, etc.),