Make your study goals simple and achievable – decide how much you’re going to do each session at the start, and stop when you reach your goal. You can break down bigger tasks (like writing an essay) into smaller segments that are easier to complete in one session, for example:
Session 1 – review your notes and collect some references
Session 2 – write an outline for the essay and collect any more references you’ll need to make your point
Session 3 – write the draft of the essay
Session 4 – review your essay, proofread and refine
You’ll feel more motivated and be more likely to stay on track.