All Or Nothing Gang!
All Or Nothing Gang!
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuhu,
This will help you in shaa Allah
- Listen to what you say, either to yourself or to others: Do you put yourself down? Are you negative about your chances? (For example: ‘I can’t do it.’ ‘I’ll never get through all the work.’ ‘I’m not very good at ….’
- Try changing your talk, and your ‘self-talk’ and give yourself positive messages. (For example: ‘I can succeed.’ ‘I’m good at …’, ‘I passed my previous assignment so I can pass this one too.’)
- Make a list of all the things you’ve completed successfully in the past, include assessments and exams but add other things as well (i.e. got a job, painted the house, learned to cook, etc ). If you succeeded once, you can do it again.Think about how you did it and use those techniques again.
- Form mental images of working towards successful outcome, i.e. studying hard and passing! (It’s very important to include the ‘working hard’ bit: you won’t pass if you don’t do the assignments or study for the exam!) Keep thinking about this, reinforcing the image.
- Revise with a friend or fellow student (perhaps you could link up with someone you’ve ‘met’ through the course page). Then, if one of you is having a bad day, the other can be encouraging and get you motivated again.
- Dr Aaron Jarden, senior lecturer in Psychology
Set Realistic goals:
- If you feel overwhelmed by the amount of work you have to do, try setting some realistic goals.
- Start by dividing large tasks into smaller, more manageable parts. Then set a mini deadline for each of them.
- Accept that whereas an A is great, a pass is really all you need.
- Accept that you can’t do everything and try to work out what is possible.
- Think about your learning – what works for you and what doesn’t. It’s amazing how many students continue to use strategies and techniques that don’t work for them simply because that’s what they’ve always done. If you don’t think the strategies you’ve been using work all that well for you, then try some new strategies.
- You can take control of your studies even if, up to now, you’ve been using all manner of excuses for not studying.
- Start by deciding to take full responsibility for what you do.
- Then make a list of the excuses you’ve been using for not studying, e.g. too tired, too far behind, too busy, too many other responsibilities, etc.
- Look at your list of excuses and decide what you can do to change the situation,
- If procrastination and poor time management threaten to rob you of success, look at your study timetable and make sure you’ve included specific times by which each task must be finished. And if you don’t have astudy timetable with dates filled in, do it now.
- Display your study timetable prominently and ask your friends and family/whanau to help you stick to it.
- Increase your motivation by providing your own positive reinforcement or rewards. A reward can be big or small, as long it’s something that you’ll look forward to,
(taken from Open Polytechnic )
Following are some dua that you can recite:
1.The Prayer of Prophet Musa (Peace be upon him) (Quran 20:25-28; Surat Taha)
“Oh my Lord! Open my chest [i.e. remove fear from it, or fill it with Your Light]. And ease my task for me. Remove the impediment from my speech so that they may understand what I say.”
2.Allahumma innee a’oozhubika minal hammi wal huzn, wal ‘ajzi wal kasal, wal bukhli wal jubn, wadhal ‘iddayni wa ghalabatir-rijaal.
“Oh Allah I seek refuge in you from grief and sadness, from weakness and from laziness, from miserliness and from cowardice, from being overcome by debt and from being overpowered by men (i.e. other people)
(Bukhari, volume 8, Book 75, Number 380)
I hope it will be helpful. May Allah guide us all to the straight path
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