Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful. CA exams are just right around the corner glaring at you with that questionable look, “Are you worth it?” Isn’t it surprising how we lose every single ounce of motivation to perform better just by the mere thought of, ‘What if I don’t make it?’ That anxiety, that crumbling fear of unknown, parents expectations and tons of hear-say…ah! it is indeed challenging. We understand.
Let’s face it, CA is not a tough course, it is a course for tough people. And you, my friend, you’re a hell of a tough individual. While we might not be able to give you a magic potion and make it super easy but what we can do is help you beat that anxiety and provide you with some extra large doses of motivation.
Are you still sweating yourself whether to read this article or just go back into your books? Well, sometimes all you need to do is take a break, get some fresh air and remind yourself of who you are and who you want to be. Consider this article as a breath of fresh air.
So take a deep breath, relax and read on as we are about to reveal tried and tested tricks to keep you motivated for all the levels of the CA exams Foundation, Inter & Final
1. Be your own master, follow your own course
Often times we are sailing through our preparations, everything seems to be falling and storing in the right centers of the brain and all of a sudden you get a call from your friend regarding some doubt about a completely different subject/topic. And, what happens next? You’re off the rails. You are now wondering how and why you didn’t start with that subject? Am I doing this the wrong way?
Everyone has their time and preferences. Not everyone follows the same study routine. It is thus important for you to keep yourself unperturbed from such worthless thoughts. Avoid taking calls while you’re in your zone. Make a note of things you want to clarify with a friend and make sure to discuss them when both of you are free. This not only helps you to be dedicated to your schedule but also respects another person’s time and study routine.
2. Break your study material into smaller chunks
We’re sure you’ve heard about this famous quote, ‘every journey begins with a single step’. You have already set foot in your CA journey, now it is important for you to take a step-by-step approach. Do not burden yourself by taking the whole syllabus together rather break down the syllabus into small parts. Set timely goals to finish these smaller parts. As small as, “I will check my phone only once I’m done with this part”. These smaller goals act as great confidence boosters. Doing things in a calm and well-organized manner reduces the scope of mistakes and stress.
3. Make a TimeTable
Even while preparing for exams at home, some discipline is required and time is the best teacher. Make your own time table, pick the timings that work best for you. While some are night owls and find their concentration is at peak at night, others might not feel the same. Know your strengths and weakness and work on the timetable accordingly.
Divide your timetable based on subjects and not just time. Your weak points that require more time, your strong suits that are good with just a revision. Make notes while studying and don’t forget to include some free time in your routine which you can use to refresh and re-energize your brain.
4. Shut your ears to the surrounding hearsay
The problem with peers is that they want you to believe whatever information they’re giving you. No credentials, no credibility and if you ask them the source, the only reply you get is, “trust me, bro!”. Well, don’t trust them, bro. Concentrate on what you’re doing and have trust in yourself. It is justifiable to doubt yourself at times considering that you’re already in a very vulnerable state. But whenever this thought come to your mind, just shake it off and continue with your schedule for the day.
5. Be patient, everything’s coming together
If it was easy everyone would do it. It’s okay if you went out to meet a friend and missed your routine for a day. There will be days when you won’t be able to stick to your timetable, there will be times when you feel weak without motivation. Relax! everyone is fighting around you. It’s just that their battle is different than yours.
Every new day is a fresh day. Make up for what you lost yesterday. If you can’t find motivation from somewhere else, then, become your own motivation. Keep looking forward, there is nothing left in the past.
To wrap up
Don’t strain yourself with unnecessary thoughts and fear. Be patient and prepare for your exams. Nothing worth having ever comes easy. So, pull up your socks and buck up soldier. And remember, life never stops, it moves on.