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tessvallinz asked: Hey, I've practically tried to Study but it just doesn't work I sit their trying to study but all I do is procrastinate and unless I'm given a deadline I just can't study or unless I am in a teaching atmosphere and even if I do study I tend to forget it a lot.. Any tips?

I know the feeling - it’s okay, you aren’t alone. When you procrastinate, what exactly is it that you’re doing? Are you on your laptop, on tumblr? Or continually snapchatting/texting? (things I know I’m guilty of!) Remove these distractions, ruthlessly. Block websites. Tell all your friends who may be distractions that you can’t talk, and better yet tell one of them that you’ll report back to them in a few hours to tell them how much work you’ve done. Try and use this to motivate you.

Set your own deadlines too. Imagine they’re set by an authority figure (or if you can get a parent or some other older person to act as an authority figure, even better) and stick to them. If you sit there thinking “I don’t want to” then stop and say to yourself “I don’t care. I want to do well, I will do well” and then get on with it.

As far as teaching atmospheres go, obviously it’s incredibly difficult to replicate this outside of school/college/wherever, so the only thing I can recommend is changing your working environment. It works wonders for me - usually I go to the local library, but even just taking my work into a different room of the house can help.

With forgetting, there are lots of different resources you can make that work better for different people - I suggest, to help motivate you as well, that you dedicate one day to finding out your best studying method. Whatever you next to study, break it down into smaller chunks and then allocate each chunk a method (flash cards, meticulous note making, a mind map etc). Design a test/quiz based on what you need to know beforehand and then use that as a starting point on what you need to concentrate on learning while you study. After you finish, take a couple of hours off then do the tests and see which you got the highest score in.

This answer turned out being a lot longer than I expected, so I hope some of it was of some help. You got this! Good luck.

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recoverykitty:

Morning guys. I hope you remember today that if you slip up you can restart your day at any time. You don’t have to wait til the next day to start over. Just sit down, breathe for a few minutes, and start again. 

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