Thursday, January 8, 2009
Don't bang your head here.
Why is it that when you need to study most suddenly you are interested in everything else? I loathe reality TV shows, with a capital P in passion and yet I find myself enthralled with the Bachelor when it should be ahem, study time. Or suddenly, and this truly is a sign of brain damage for me, I want to CLEAN. Perhaps it’s bound to happen no matter what you do and some much needed breaks should be scheduled in but often it seems I get into this pattern of trying to find anything to do but what I should be doing. I think of myself as a good studier but as this test coming up is so fantastically enormous it got me thinking maybe I could use some tricks or little helps to get me over the hump when I’m just dying to delve into another Twilight book or a Patrick Dempsey marathon. So I was wondering what tricks people use to help them focus and study when the need to. One that I’ve found helpful is from my dear twin. When he was in college he wanted to go to this specific school for graduate school. Since it was his goal and he sometimes needed help focusing on finishing up his current school work he put a picture of the university right above his computer. That way when he started to day dream about anything that would not get him closer to his actual dream his eyes would rest on the picture and jolt him back to reality. I think the key is to figure out where your eyes usually wander off to (up and to the left, down and to the right…) and place your reminder there. How do you focus or study?