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What do you do to stay focused?
Posted 6/11/17 , edited 6/11/17
I can't, so I need some advice
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I usually listen to instrumental music, anything with lyrics and I tend to just sing along.
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I had a hard time staying focused when it came to studying. What I usually did was get out of my house and head to the library, that way there would be far less distractions (such as TV, my phone, my roommates being obnoxiously loud, etc.). You're probably not in the same situation, but that's what I did.
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Music and the fear of failing
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Chalk up another for the fear of failing . To me the rewards of success were enough to keep me moving forward and the punishments of failing enough to stop me from slacking off.
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I bribe myself into staying focused. I listen to music, eat something tasty, or drink beer as I do tasks I would rather just ditch.
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Posted 6/11/17 , edited 6/11/17

Shipwright wrote:

I bribe myself into staying focused. I listen to music, eat something tasty, or drink beer as I do tasks I would rather just ditch.


Personally if you have to physically reward normal effort I think you've already failed in a sense. Effort equalling physical reward is a good starting point but just like training a dog the end goal is to eliminate the need for a physical reward.
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Posted 6/11/17 , edited 6/12/17
Maybe you can try something like this:

1. Put everything away from the desk you don't need for studying.
2. Keep your room cool.
3. Don't listen to (energetic) music; - If you need some background noise, go for ambient sound or white noise.
4. Always try to learn at the same place and the same time if possible.
5. Don't study for hours at once. Your brain needs regular breaks.
6. Using an supportive simple app (with some gamification elements) can also help. (Maybe something like the "Productivity Challenge Timer" to track the sessions.)
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Practice self discipline
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llunga wrote:



Music and the fear of failing


This.

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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/12/17
I try to drain my laptop/phone to about 25% (though more or less depending on battery capacity) and finish everything before the battery dies.
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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/12/17
ugh i feel you.
i get distracted easily and i lose track of what i'm doing in an instant.
for me, having a list helps. whenever i find myself doing somethig unecessary i look at the list of things i need to do
and from there, i retrace what i was doing and get myself back on track :3
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punch myself in the face obv
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Constantly reminding myself that if I don't do what needs to be done, I'll never get what I want.
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Smoke weed
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