I'm in my last year at school and over the Christmas holidays I have had to catch up on projects and revise for prelims. I already have two unconditional offers to uni because I worked hard and did the revision I needed to last year and the year before (I did 5 highers and 8 GCSEs.) so my motivation to revise is no where to be seen because I don't absolutely have to. I realise how much I despise revision - I used to lock myself in my room for hours on end, slavering over the work and now the thought of ever revising that way again makes mewant to cry. I unintentionally put myself under so much stress that my hair started falling out and I just basically went mad. So as you can imagine, the thought of revising in this holiday, for me, did not seen very appealing. To compromise, I started going out to the coffee shop to do my revision/ projects and it has made the world of difference. Although I haven't done as much as I did last year, I have been motivated to do my work and revise for the first time...ever. The atmosphere is so different...and so much less depressing..than being shut in your room for days, feeling ever increasingly lonely. In a coffee shop I have company, good coffee, plenty of space and I feel happy. When im around people I find it hard to put myseLed under such extreme stress because I'm being rational. I do realise it's not exactly practical to study every single day in the coffee shop but I seriously can't see myself going back to that tiny sad bedroom, alone. What do I do when I simply can't work in a coffee shop??
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- Thread Starter
- 04-01-2017 11:53
- 04-01-2017 13:51
Try working downstairs in your house. If you don't have enough space downstairs, you don't need to lock your self in your room. Leave the door open and open the window slightly so you can hear the background noise or if you live in a noisy house then that will be ok.
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- 04-01-2017 13:54
I studied at the library at uni. Seeing other students revising gave me motivation to revise as well.
- 04-01-2017 13:56
It doesn't matter where I am, as long as I'm not at home I can study and revise. I just feel so lazy when I'm at home.
I normally go to a library to study, you should try that.
- 04-01-2017 14:07
I'm studying at my nans ATM because I have nowhere to study at home, and I feel more dedicated to getting stuff done because it's a nicer atmosphere and different surroundings
So, see if you can study at a relatives or friends house maybe?
Oh and I always find that music helps so much, lets me enjoy it more (not that I enjoy studying anyway )