A Little Bit of Study Motivation | Introducing... CreativelyRaye Revises

March 30, 2018

Hello Everyone!

I hope that everyone is having a wonderful Easter so far. I have been incredibly busy with school but hopefully when you see what is coming up, you can forgive me for my lack of posts here recently.

Although Easter for some is a time for relaxing and having fun, for others, it is the start of hardcore, serious revision for major exams. This is applicable for me because I begin my end of year examinations for the IB immediately after I go back to school. A whole week of exams, and less than a month away... oh dear. I am quite nervous, but I am preparing as much as I can for these, because I know that they are important and will contribute to grades which I use when I want to go to university. I know that other people have GCSE's and A Levels and AS's etc. which are also in a month or so, and there is no time like the present to start revising to ace them!

In lieu of this, today I am starting a new series on my blog which I am incredibly excited for, called CreativelyRaye Revises! I will be sharing lots of motivation, advice and tips on how to prepare and succeed in your exams. I have lots of very cool posts planned for this, so I hope that you can all benefit from them. There will still be lots of posts on other topics too, so please still keep up to date, even if you don't have exams.


To start this series off, I thought that it would be appropriate to share some study motivation. I created a Study Advice and Motivation board on Pinterest, which I find super inspirational and gets me in the right mindset to study. I have even printed off a few of the quotes, which I have used as decor in my bedroom and in my planners for a little motivation. I really recommend checking out the board because it has hundreds of motivational pins and I think it's very helpful.



Finding motivation is something that I have always found incredibly difficult, because I love to procrastinate and I always think that I have time. But one thing that I have learnt is that you don't have time. You can never have enough time, so you better make the most of the time that you have now and use it for the right reasons. It is so much better to be too prepared (if there is such thing) than to not prepare enough. If you wait for the time to revise to come, or wait to feel motivated, you won't be motivated until fear is literally pulling you to your desk, hours before your exam. At that point, do you think that you can put in weeks or months of revision into one or two days?
I think that when you revise, it is a short term activity which provides long term benefit. Yes, you have to set aside a few hours a day for a week or a month to get it done, but in the end, it can get you an A, or an A* or 100% in a test, which in the long run can mean a lot. The one hour that you can put in now can go towards the 8 or the A* that you get in June, or the 2:1 that you are aiming for in your final year in university. A little bit now can honestly make such a difference in the future. 

Revision and studying doesn't have to be boring. In my next posts I will be sharing how to make it fun, how to raise your grades while having a great time, and tips and tricks that I use to make my study time so much more rewarding and enjoyable. 
I hope that you enjoyed this post and found it helpful and motivating. I can't wait to share the rest of the CreativelyRaye Revises series with you!

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12 comments

  1. Very excited for the rest of this series! I'm the world's biggest procrastinator so this has been some nice inspiration for me to stop watching 'Gossip Girl' and actually get stuff done! x

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    1. Thank you! I am excited to share it with everyone! I think that everyone procrastinates once in a while so it is not something to be ashamed of, but we also need to be productive!

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  2. I know exactly how you're feeling - I did my IB exams in 2016 and it was a stressful time to say the least. This is a great series, wishing you the best of luck <3
    Alys
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    1. Oh wow, another IB Student! I love finding out that people did the IB.
      Thank you for commenting, and yes, IB has been pretty stressful, but I am managing it okay.

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  3. I'm in the exact same position I have my final A2 exams next month and I really can't find the motivation to get stuck into hard core revision, so I'm going to have a look on your pinterest now and hopefully ill be feeling a lot more motivated, this is such a great idea. xx
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    1. I hope that you find it helpful! Please stay tuned for the rest of the series x

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  4. I’ve finished with education now but I was also looking for new revision tips! My best one was revising for 45 mins and then 15 minutes break - it helped me concentrate a lot more

    Ellyn x | Life Of A Beauty Nerd

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    1. That’s really cool! Thank you for sharing it x

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  5. Oo interesting series!! I’m still in school so this will be super helpful for me. It’s always hard to find motivation so I’m intrigued to see how your posts will turn out!

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    1. Thank you! Please stay tuned and I hope that you enjoy them x

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  6. Yes! Yes! Yes! This is the series I need right now! I’m always saying I’m going to study but I think the actual truth of the matter is that I don’t actually know how to study!

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  7. Excited to see where you take this series - study motivation is something that I think we all need right now, haha! Good luck with your exams, too!

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