Finding Motivation For School Work

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lucgn01
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27 Sep 2019, 2:45 pm

Can anyone give me advice on how to focus on my school work more? I get easily distracted and I zone out frequently. I know that an obvious piece of advice is "put the phone away", which I do, but I also need advice relating to motivation and to develop an interest in school work.



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28 Sep 2019, 8:37 am

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28 Sep 2019, 9:10 am

lucgn01 wrote:
Can anyone give me advice on how to focus on my school work more? I get easily distracted and I zone out frequently. I know that an obvious piece of advice is "put the phone away", which I do, but I also need advice relating to motivation and to develop an interest in school work.


I used to struggle with this to a significant degree in school. Now, currently I am wondering what the reason behind this lack of motivation and interest is. Do you have any idea why this might be? If you can establish that, then it gives you more to work with. The first step towards improving is understanding where the problem stems from. Once that is understood, it is easier to approach the question of how can I change this?

There are some possibilities that come to mind.

-Are you getting enough sleep?

-If you find yourself procrastinating, what are you trying to avoid / why do you find yourself procrastinating? Perhaps the way you are trying to learn is ineffective and / or not engaging.

-Do you find it hard to concentrate on your work in school, or just whenever you have to complete it at home? Are you stuck on a particular subject and find it hard to progress due to lack of focus? Or is this the case for a vast majority of classes? Are you depressed / or struggling with your mental health in some other way? :chin: