I did physics at school, and I sometimes enjoyed it, but sometimes found it boring or hard. I have to know some physics for my current research, but thanksfully not all the details!
I know this isn’t super helpful, but I reckon the advice depends a lot on the person. I found that sometimes I could find interesting parts of what we were studying and connect things to that. I also concentrated on understanding the big picture, rather than the maths (which can be tricky). When I saw the big picture, I could make sense of the details much better. It also helps to remember that physics has made such a huge different to our lives: from smartphones to aeroplanes to digital photos. So even when one bit seems boring it’s all part of a pretty cool project!
Sabina commented on :
Ask for help. Aks questions. Lots of questions. Ask any weird physics-related question that comes to your mind. Ask how this is related to your everyday life. Ask how this is related to the previous topic. Ask for a funny example. Ask for experiments. Ask why the simplification is done this or that way. Teaching physics is extremely hard thing to do and not every teacher is good at it. This is why you should help him or her by asking questions. Keep asking questions.
…and learn maths.
Imogen commented on :
I struggled with Physics at school. For a while, I sat at the back of the class and zoned out. Then I decided best thing to do was sit right in the front and ask any question, no matter how silly. It helped loads and once I got on top of some basic things, it started to click and it wasn’t as hard as I thought.