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    I am really struggling at the moment to shed light in what my parents are doing at the moment, they told me once it was half-term they would allow me to play on my PS4, but now they have gone back on their word and told me I should be revising for my exams. The struggle for me is how am I going to feel motivated to study when my form of enjoyment has been taken away from me. Can someone help me?
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    (Original post by aarnat)
    I am really struggling at the moment to shed light in what my parents are doing at the moment, they told me once it was half-term they would allow me to play on my PS4, but now they have gone back on their word and told me I should be revising for my exams. The struggle for me is how am I going to feel motivated to study when my form of enjoyment has been taken away from me. Can someone help me?
    Barter with them.

    You need relaxation the same as they do after a days work. Agree on times when you work and when you play. So you do 9 to 5 revising. Then when meals are finished, your reward is a couple of hours gaming.

    If you think gaming full time is a better pursuit of your time than revising, I'm afraid a few hard life lessons are only just around the corner.

    Simples.
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    No no, I understand that my studies must take priority over gaming, what I am wondering is that what my parents are doing is it fair?
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    Barter with them.

    You need relaxation the same as they do after a days work. Agree on times when you work and when you play. So you do 9 to 5 revising. Then when meals are finished, your reward is a couple of hours gaming.

    If you think gaming full time is a better pursuit of your time than revising, I'm afraid a few hard life lessons are only just around the corner.

    Simples.
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    Can you make a compromise? You can make a revision timetable to show them that you will study at the allotted times (showing that you have done some revision) and then have some time for yourself, e.g. watching TV, going out to see friends, playing PS4...
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    Thank you at the moment my timetable is just non-stop studying and that is why I think it is getting overwhelming.
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    Can you make a compromise? You can make a revision timetable to show them that you will study at the allotted times (showing that you have done some revision) and then have some time for yourself, e.g. watching TV, going out to see friends, playing PS4...
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    Your parents don't seem to trust that you can organise your time to study and also enjoy your PS4. Maybe work things through with them and say "if I do this amount of revision/work, can I play PS4 for this amount of hours as a reward?"

    I'm 22, studying for a degree and I basically reward myself with my PS4. :lol: It works if you have good self discipline.
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    Thank you!
    (Original post by hannxm)
    Your parents don't seem to trust that you can organise your time to study and also enjoy your PS4. Maybe work things through with them and say "if I do this amount of revision/work, can I play PS4 for this amount of hours as a reward?"

    I'm 22, studying for a degree and I basically reward myself with my PS4. :lol: It works if you have good self discipline.
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    Ask if you can play on your PS4 for 1 hour per day. Revise for say 6 hours and the 1 hour playing on your PS4 is your reward!
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    (Original post by aarnat)
    I am really struggling at the moment to shed light in what my parents are doing at the moment, they told me once it was half-term they would allow me to play on my PS4, but now they have gone back on their word and told me I should be revising for my exams. The struggle for me is how am I going to feel motivated to study when my form of enjoyment has been taken away from me. Can someone help me?
    That's not fair at all! Seriously, that's going to have such a bad effect on your mental health and wellbeing. Working 24/7 will not help with anything, you'll get extremely unmotivated very quickly and probably be working less than if you had access to your PS4. Try your hardest to negotiate with them, for your own good.
 
 
 
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