Mindset mastery: get motivated, keep your cool

Struggling to get motivated?

Noticing the stress levels creeping up?

Take a deep breath…

… You’re in the right place.

Help is at hand: choose from my recommended resources, best blog articles and podcast episodes.

You’ll be back on track in no time. 

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Featured Articles

18 fresh ideas to soothe student exam stress

18 fresh ideas to soothe student exam stress

Studying isn't always a walk in the park: most of us students have found the going pretty tough at one time or another. But don't worry: if it's all getting a bit much, you're in the right place! We're standing ready with a hot drink, a cool flannel and a reassuring...

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Goal setting for students: 7 top tips for setting the RIGHT goals

Goal setting for students: 7 top tips for setting the RIGHT goals

Goal setting. Sounds boring, right? Wrong. Goal setting is the perfect way to find your study motivation groove, and it’s easy to make it FUN. I promise! So keep reading to find out why goal setting is important for students, and seven top tips that will have you...

How to motivate someone to study: 10 things you need to know

How to motivate someone to study: 10 things you need to know

If you’re looking to help someone get motivated to study, chances are you’re a parent. As a study success coach and psychologist, I well understand the frustration of seeing a child, teenager or young adult underperforming at school, college or university. We just...

49 Inspirational Quotes to Help You SUCCEED in Your Exams

49 Inspirational Quotes to Help You SUCCEED in Your Exams

Studying for exams is stressful. It is HARD to stay inspired and keep going. Maybe you’ve forgotten why you’re doing this at all? I get it, I’ve been there. Which means that I’ve got a sure-fire way for you to find a powerful boost to your exam study motivation:...

41 GREATEST Motivational Quotes for Exam Success

41 GREATEST Motivational Quotes for Exam Success

When you’re in the midst of exam revision, maintaining a mindset for SUCCESS can be tricky. If you've lost your motivation to study, you're in the perfect place to give it a boost - these motivational quotes about exam success will remind you to stick to your goals...

Upbeat Music For Studying: EPIC Playlists 60+ HRS (Spotify / YouTube)

Upbeat Music For Studying: EPIC Playlists 60+ HRS (Spotify / YouTube)

Looking for some nice upbeat music for studying? Look no more - you have come to the right place! The science is clear: provided it's not distracting you, music can be pretty helpful for studying. Plug in to these 60+ hours of upbeat music for studying, and watch the...

Being A Man/Boy At School and College – Tim Carpentier [PODCAST]

The challenges men / boys face and how to overcome them The man and boy box: how does gender interact with education inside and outside of the classroom? It’s a man’s world… isn’t it? Masculinities expert Tim Carpentier joins me to discuss the unique challenges boys /...

Are You Working Too Hard? [PODCAST]

Why less can be more: the "study smarter not harder" approach Are you working too hard? We're all about helping you study SMARTER, and not HARDER on the Exam Study Expert podcast. But what if the key to studying SMARTER wasn't just about your study technique, but also...

My Top Study Motivation Hack [PODCAST]

For when its time to get your "get up and go" to fire up Struggling to get motivated? Need to overcome procrastination? Today I share my favourite tactic for finding your get-up-and go. It all starts with "why"... For personalised help with YOUR study motivation, find...

Got Too Much To Do? Here’s What To Do [PODCAST]

Escape overwhelm and get back in control with this practical strategy. How to cope when it feels like there's just too much to get done, and too few hours in the day! This is my two-stage prescription for study overwhelm, for getting back on top of life when you can't...

Motivation To Study: What REALLY Works with Dr Erika Patall [PODCAST]

Motivation To Study: What REALLY Works with Dr Erika Patall [PODCAST]

A world-class motivation psychologist reveals what really gets students motivated. (And what doesn't..!) One question I hear possibly more than any other single question is “how can I increase my motivation to study”? Today, we're cutting through the endless advice...

How To Change When Change Is Hard [PODCAST]

Make this the year you become a master of your study habits. Discover why change can be so hard, and how to conquer it and crush your goals! A two-part special:What's on your list of things you'd like to do more of (or less of) this year? It's one thing to fantasise...

Useful tools

  • Anxious right now? Hit the panic button to read some calming advice.
  • Get more help: list of services worldwide, including numbers you can call.

Recommended books

  • Redirectlearn how to change the stories you live by. Powerful stuff, and extremely highly recommended.
  • Grit: discover the power of perseverance with leading mindset psychologist Angela Duckworth.
  • Mindset: discover the power of Carol Dweck’s famous growth mindset strategy, and how to use it.

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