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Distractions while studying - January 9th 2015, 05:23 PM

Hi! I'm currently studying in standard X (age 16). My main problem is that even if i know that what i am doing is not beneficial for me...i don't know why i can't stop myself from doing it....
For example....I love watching educational and interesting videoes, however, I am giving my pre-boards right now, and at times i indulge into the videoes so much......that even after knowing that i am killing my time, i continue watching them....they seem very interesting to me...i'm very curious about how things works, eg. computer, different machines, etc. But these things kill my time
Now I have got selected in Regional Mathematical Olympiad and and have to appear for Indian National Mathematical Olympiad on 1st February......I really want to get selected. But i know that for that i have to leave behind all the distractions.
PS: I study from the internet as well so i cannot distance myself from it.
Please help me out as fast as you can
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Re: Distractions while studying - January 11th 2015, 06:46 PM

Hey there!

Curiosity is not a bad thing. It is great that you are going beyond the curriculum and learning something new. However, we do need to strike a balance in our lives.

You could try to make a time table. Writing down a schedule helps some people to follow it better and manage their time more effectively.

You can take help from your family by telling them about your time table and asking them to block the sites where you watch the educational videos during study time (if they are different from the sites where you study).

For some people, putting up motivational notes in front of them can be helpful. You could write something encouraging you to study during the stipulated or you could write down your goals and stick them at a place where you can see them such as on your laptop/computer.

Everyone is different and what works for one person may not work for another. So do get back if none of these methods help you out. We'll try to brainstorm some more ways.

All the best for your boards! Don't forget to do the previous years question papers. They really help.

Take care.

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Re: Distractions while studying - January 12th 2015, 02:49 PM

I agree with Suv's idea of making a time table where you can clearly set time aside for watching videos and studying. For many, time management can be a difficult task and even I,(I'm 19 years old) myself find it hard to deal with distractions sometimes.

If this helps, you could even try blocking the sites where you watch those videos and then unblock them later when you aren't studying. I know this worked for one of my friends who spent a great amount of time on YouTube and was distracted by it.

Like I've mentioned before, I think making a type of time agenda will help you allocate time to specific activities. I hope this helps and wish you all the very best!


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