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I'm normally motivated in the beginning of each semester, but after the mid-terms lose motivation and have a hard time keeping up.

Does anyone relate?

How do you keep motivated and focus on studies?
 

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I have such a severe lack of motivation right now. There is only like 8 days of school left and then exams start. I'm acting like it's summer vacation and I have nothing to do. I keep thinking I have so much time to do the work in my classes that I didn't do during midterms because I was too busy studying. I can't bring myself to do it. I always end up doing everything but it's like pure anxiety until the last thing is finished. Plus I get mad at myself because I could relieve all my exam stress by getting off my *** and doing some stuff now!

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Erm... for me, this past year, I've been unmotivated at the very beginning of the semester and it's just been more difficult as the semester wears on.

It's not just because I am stressed and anxious over deadlines and assignments, but because my actual classes are not very interesting. Strangely enough, I am used to getting some kind of self worth out of my studies, and I even look forward to them sometimes. Since I've started grad school, however, I've been feeling nothing but dread. I'm just not adjusting very well.

As for advice... I always make a schedule to follow. I think of it this way: if I section off the stress into little pieces, it makes it easier to bear, and it keeps me from procrastinating as much and freaking out when finals rolls around. So I might look at planner and set goals for each week. It helps me, anyway.

I've been awful about attending class, but I try to make myself attend anyway. Some classes are so boring I'll bring my computer and surf the internet while the teacher is talking. It's not exactly polite, but at least I'm physically present so I keep my attendance points, and I catch it if there's a change in the syllabus or for a test. For a few of my classes I come to class an hour late, but at least I'm there for part of it. It's not... ideal, but it's the best I can do some days. It's better than never attending class at all, heh.

Also, if I can, I'll set aside one day, every week or every two weeks, where I ignore my homework and just do something fun and relaxing. I don't know if you have time for that, but it might be worth it. I find that if I let myself have a day without worrying about school, I can come back to it in a better state of mind.
 

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I nearly dropped out at the beginning of this semester. Now, I'm just having a hard time going to classes. I am a huge procrastinator, but I usually finish whatever I have do. I'm unmotivated because I still don't know what I'm going to do once I graduate from college and I don't feel like I'm getting much out of it. The only thing that keeps me going is that I'm actually interested in my classes and I find myself completely bored when I ditch.
 

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I am so insanely unmotivated right now it's insane. I haven't done a thing for about a month. I got an e-mail from the school last week saying I was failing "one or more courses." Had to have a meeting today with one teacher so I can get this crazy long extension, and I'm going to have to do the same with a couple others.
This related back to the fact that I'm so depressed lately. I have no motivation to live, so obviously I have no motivation for schoolwork (which seems trivial in the scheme of things right now).
From what I hear the schedule thing Elles was talking about is the thing to do. I've tried it... okay I failed at it, but the few days I kept with it, it did help. I need one of those PDAs that beeps at you when you have something you need to do. I've been thinking about rewards, like they do with weight loss. Like if you get a certain mark or complete something in a certain amount of time, do something for yourself.
 
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