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motivation - January 29th 2016, 09:17 AM

Hey guys,
I'm currently at school but I can't seem to get started on anything!
I've tried but my thoughts keep wandering and it jsut feel wrong.
How do you guys get started with your homework?
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Re: motivation - January 29th 2016, 07:54 PM

Remove all distraction. Sign out of Facebook, Twitter, Youtube. Close all tabs that you believe are a distraction. If it does not require the computer, then shut it down so you can focus on your work. It's certainly tempting to check Facebook and Twitter, and whatever other website you go on, but remember... school work is more important. Maybe work for thirty or sixty minutes at a time without stopping. Then you'll be able to reward yourself by going online.

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Re: motivation - January 29th 2016, 10:37 PM

I have exactly the same trouble! What always helps me is having other people in the same position as myself. See if you can get together a small study group. Try meeting at a library, take books and papers with you and settle down to work together. If you go to a friends house, or if they come to yours, take it in turns to make the tea! Short breaks every hour or so to top up on refreshments helps you keep from exhausting yourself mentally.

Also try to turn off any electrical you don't need. Keep your phone away from you and close any social networking or IM apps while you're working. The temptation will still be there, but it's less if you can't see them. A teacher once said to me that once you get distracted by a phone or something else, it takes your brain ten minutes to get back into the swing of the work, so it's best to try not to do that! It'll save you valuable time.

Every one works differently, so if you prefer short bursts, start early enough so that you can still finish on time. I personally like to cram everything into a couple of days of 6-8 hour sessions, but that's just me! I know most people I know can't do that, which is fine! Find a way that works for you, and if you really are struggling, don't be afraid to ask a teacher for help.

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