Please someone kick me in the butt

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    I'm trying to write a paper for my Master's program and I'm having a hard time focusing. I learned several months ago, that I need to leave my house if I have any hope of getting anything done. Otherwise I will get distracted by children, television, dogs, etc.

    So I've gotten into the habit of going to the library on Saturday mornings to spend several hours writing whatever paper I'm currently working on. But now I'm distracted by pretty meadow outside the window at the library. Or the hiking trail....look, a dog! There's a squirrel in the tree! Birds! Shiny!

    {bangs head on desk}
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    You are like me!
    sharpeimom, Davey Do, BCgradnurse, and 2 others like this.
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    Been there, done that. too.
    sharpeimom, BCgradnurse, and sallyrnrrt like this.
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    LOL, I can SO relate.
    Ooh, time to unload the dishwasher.
    Davey Do, BCgradnurse, herring_RN, and 1 other like this.
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    My problem would be checking my email or going on Ebay. I hadn't discovered Allnurses yet.

    Ok....I'm putting my pom poms on. C'mon knlone! You can do it. Kick that paper's butt! Rock and roll! Git 'er done! Eye of the tiger! um......Woohoo, go team....Okay, I'm running out of pep talk verbage. All kidding aside, slap on some head phones with your favorite paper writing music and dive in. Once you get the momentum going, you're set.
    Last edit by NF_eyenurse on Feb 22
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    Spring Fever! Yep!

    I'm old and I'm always happy to provide a kick in the butt.

    One thing that worked for me was to ask myself which was more important - hiking or my career plans. I am also a great believer in small rewards, like when I finish writing these ten pages I will go outside for half an hour or something like that.

    Discipline is hard to acquire but it's a very valuable life skill. You can do it, sugar.
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    Quote from nursefrances
    slap on some head phones with your favorite paper writing music and dive in...
    Yeah, I need this too! Why oh why is the homework machine also the Facebook machine??
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    Quote from hey_suz
    Yeah, I need this too! Why oh why is the homework machine also the Facebook machine??
    Sheesh, it's harder to be in school now. When I was in school I had Ebay and email as my distractions. Now it would be Allnurses, kindle, words with friends, facebook. I would never get my work done.
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    Luckily, I disabled my FB account a couple weeks ago, so it now takes me about 20% less time to write a paper than it used to.
    BCgradnurse, GrnTea, ceebeejay, and 3 others like this.
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    Ya....I found I was less interested in those squirrels when I started meds for ADD....huge improvement!!


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