This problem has been troubling me for some years. The fact that I'm actually very curious in person about everything, I naturally become a learner who likes studying a lot.
However, I also get so-so memory at the same time. I still can remember things if I do at least 1 revision. However, I find myself hate revision. And whenever I find myself forgetting things, I become demotivated. Even I took detailed notes, I just don't motivated to read again my notes for some reason. Revision seems like a daunting task to me.
I can devote hours and hours sitting in front of my desk reading up new things and studying. However, I hate to come back to the materials/same things I read before. This creates a dillema: if I don't go back to it, I forget about it next time.
As we all know, revision needs to be done in a timely manner. It usually takes me 10-14 days before I eventually convinced myself to do the revision. But that's not how study works, I guess.
Thus, what should I do to motivate myself to do the revision I should have done? Or actually it's not about motivation, but something goes wrong that I don't notice? What are the possible causes for the phenomenon?
p.s. at school it's still better as there're exams to push me reviewing the materials. However, now I'm already a working adult, thus I need to identify ways to help me overcome this bad habit as what I have now is just self-study.