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I can't stop procrastinating and wanting Netflix?

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So I have a big Organic Chem exam coming up on Monday and it's worth 46% (1/3 of my grade) but I can't stop procrastinating to actually get some studying done. I made my sister change my password to Netflix so I can't get on it... But I'm still procrastinating and I cannot stop. I'm just literally staring at the wall, trying to make myself study but it's not working. This is the naming of the Alkanes and I just learned this on Wensday but I don't know how to actually do it...and that's why I need to study.

And yeah, so I just typed this to make myself aware of the repercussions I will face if I don't study.

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Try watching YouTube vids instead? Never took Orgo, but I'm sure there's something on there. Or Pinterest.

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YouTube makes me want to watch movies and being on the internet makes me click over to Netflix :facepalm:. But thanks for the ideas.

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YouTube makes me want to watch movies and being on the internet makes me click over to Netflix :facepalm:. But thanks for the ideas.

Try studying somewhere else? Maybe go into the forest and sit next to some deers. ;) But seriously, have you tried changing up where you study?

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Lolol. I will just go to the dining room because I am sitting on my bed and see if that will work.

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How much of your grade? 46% is much more than just 1/3- it's closer to 1/2 of your grade.

You really need to figure out why you're procrastinating. Is it because there's too many distractions? Get rid of the distractions. Is it because you don't understand the material? Find a tutor, join a study group, or utilize the professor's office hours. Is it an ineffective study area? Find a study area that is conducive to staying on task, comfortable, and free of distractions.

But knowing your post history, perhaps you need to do some self reflection- you've made multiple posts about grades and school. Are you truly interested in your program of study? If so, you need to work on buckling down- your education as an adult is what you make of it. If you aren't truly interested in your program of study, perhaps it's time to reevaluate your major.

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Find a classmate who will have study time with you. Maybe Starbucks or a local library, about 2 hours after class so you can read/go over homework/study guide whatever.

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Oh come on guys - some of the stuff in this thread is ridiculous. OP sounds a lot like me. I have a lot of trouble putting my head down and studying, too. In fact, I don't usually seriously study for anything until the day before. Sometimes that doesn't even work and I have to wake up the morning of the test a few hours early, because the only time I'll get a sense of urgency is a few hours before the test is supposed to start.

OP - I always found a good sense of urgency to hit around 0500. Waking up any earlier than that would result in me goofing off, waking up later than that would result in a panic. 0500 was the sweet spot.

Suggesting OP needs to change majors or find something else to do just because she procrastinates is a little ridiculous. If I had to guess, OP would procrastinate like this whatever her major was. I had seven majors before I finally settled down on something and this is exactly how I behaved in all of them.

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Moved to Breakroom as topic is not really concerned with General Nursing

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When I had to study for nursing I was 28 and had small children. Book a study room at the library. A good study room has nothing on the walls, no window and after about 15 minutes of wanting to be distracted you will get your head down in those books. My daughter took organic chemistry last semester and had all kinds of anxiety about it but passed. So can you.

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There are certain personality types that work best with a little pressure.

I am in FNP school and while I have had to make myself (there is no magic formula for 'how', I just had to do it even though I hate it) work ahead a little sometimes, I have found myself multiple times in 4 semesters submitting things with 30 seconds left to spare on the time stamp. Faculty don't care as long as it's before the deadline. Or not really feeling motivated to study until a day or two before the exam. I feel your pain.

I too blame Netflix and my three children (ages 4, 10, and 42) for the distractions, but most of what distracts me is inside my head.

Go somewhere (as StNeotser said) with no fun things on the wall and no fun things happening around you.

And use Netflix as your reward. If I study for _____ hours, or _____ topics, then I can watch an episode of [insert favorite show here] tonight. I feel your pain. BBC Sherlock has pulled me into hell and I am thirsty for more, but I'm stuck watching and rewatching all 9 episodes + MHR + the unaired pilot. I totally reward myself for good studying with it.

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