Sometimes it can be difficult to study or start working, especially if you aren’t excited by the material. In these cases it can become easy to procrastinate on assignments and fall behind. Creating incentives for yourself is a great way to get assignments and studying done so that you can stay on top of your work.

Here are 3 great ways to reward yourself for studying. 

1. Apps

There are some awesome apps out there that are specifically designed to help you study. We would be remiss not to mention our gamified test prep app SmartyPrep, which makes it easy to learn new material and rewards you for a job well done. With every correct answer, you can gain points and earn prizes like Amazon gift cards.

Another great app that can help you manage time in general is Forest. The app works by allowing you to plant a tree, which will grow during a time you choose. If you get on your phone during the allotted period of time, the tree will die. It’s actually surprising how quickly you’ll find yourself invested in the well-being of your tree, and before you know it, your productivity will have improved tenfold.

2. Music

Getting to listen to your favorite song when you’re done with an assignment can be a great reward. The awesome thing about this incentive is that it only takes a few minutes and you can get back to studying in no time.

3. Naps

A 20 minute nap after a long study session is a great reward that can help you feel refreshed and improve your focus. After all, it’s difficult to be efficient when you’re exhausted. A short nap will incentivize you to get your work done while also preparing you for more focused future studying.