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funny is for a bad reason. sometimes **** is just too painful to even laugh.
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I am the exact same way!! It feels like it’s a constant battle of what I want to do and this thing (ego?) that is constantly trying to sabotage me. Trapped within my own self (as much as this makes me sound like an angsty teenager).

What you’re feeling is what I felt in the last months leading up to my exams and it really screwed with my exam and school performance. I think what I realize now is that this tends to happen when you spend too much time by yourself and/ or worrying. The more I isolated myself the more my productivity and sanity declined. I’d think that saying no to going out with my friends meant that I’d be more productive and focused when really it had a negative effect on me. I stopped going to the gym and playing the sports I love all in the pursuit of doing better academically when it really just was self-sabotage.


Is this what’s going on with you?

One of My friends achieved a grade the 40s for the IB externals (keep in mind she used to get low grades) and she attributes it to finding the balance. She made time to go out (once a week), exercised everyday and this helped her stay on top of her tasks and be more productive (and happy).



** Sorry for the novel I just wrote, hahah. It’s just that what you described is too close to heart.
I understand it far too well, yes. I have no idea - why am I posting this publicly? - who that workaholic, self-sabotaging person I became during 6th form. I would never let myself enjoy anything because I didn't think I was deserving of happiness. We had this 6th form group chat and people would be constantly talking about work (people were up and talking about work around like midnight) and I would compare myself to others. What I failed to realise was that you simply cannot compare yourself to others all the time (just a little bit can be somewhat good) because we all lead different lives. Anyways, I will leave the novel-writing to you and quickly confess that I overworked at the expense of my health. Everyone was warning me about burning out and I was like "stfu, what you on about?" :rofl:
Lesson learnt: take care of yourself 50% and work the other 50%. I will try that this time around and see how it goes. x
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Exactly!

I have a persistent fear that it’ll happen again in uni, so most of my summer has been me attempting to mentally prep myself for uni :lol:

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Knowing me I’ll probably do the same my mind never learns it’s lesson :lol:


*takes notes of the videos too* :rofl:
I honestly don’t think I’ve come to terms with the fact I’ll be starting uni soon let alone worry about my actual mindset :lol:

But yeah Jaz we got this :dumbells: we just gotta stay strong and keep our cool .... let’s see how long that lasts exactly :ninja:
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:rofl: I doubt so we’ve all felt the same way at some point

Just finished A level

:five: I know what you mean you end up destroying yourself inside
Glad you have made it out alive.

I find it most frustrating that so many of us struggle with A-levels when imo they are not THAT difficult if you are doing the right things. I think personally that the 6th form experience is ruined because so many students choose the wrong subjects and schools (most) are rubbish when it comes to assisting individuals during UCAS application.
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I understand it far too well, yes. I have no idea - why am I posting this publicly? - who that workaholic, self-sabotaging person I became during 6th form. I would never let myself enjoy anything because I didn't think I was deserving of happiness. We had this 6th form group chat and people would be constantly talking about work (people were up and talking about work around like midnight) and I would compare myself to others. What I failed to realise was that you simply cannot compare yourself to others all the time (just a little bit can be somewhat good) because we all lead different lives. Anyways, I will leave the novel-writing to you and quickly confess that I over-worked at the expense of my health. Everyone was warning me about burning out and I was like "stfu, what you on about?" :rofl:
Lesson learnt: take care of yourself 50% and work the other 50%. I will try that this time around and see how it goes. x
Hahha, it's fine it's all anonymous


Sadly, being a workaholic can have negative repercussions on the very thing we are trying to work on compulsively (at least that has been the case for me). My friends were intimidated by me because I used to never sleep "doing work" and they'd think I was working all the time. In reality, only <10% of that time consisted of actual productive work and many of them ended up performing better than I did because they worked "smart". I think that the amount of time a person is "working" doesn't necessarily mean they are actually benefiting/ working efficiently. So, keep that in mind, Measure your work by the amount of tasks you finished not hours

I think that the most important thing I learnt was that if I am sitting staring at my work for hours (or another tab), instead of thinking that it means that I need to beat myself up for it, I needed to go out/ exercise/ take a break/ socialise. Don't underestimate this tip. Seriously, it's my absolute biggest regret and if you can stop yourself from falling into that trap, it can literally change your life (which uni you end up in and what grades you get).

I relate way too much to the thinking I don't deserve happiness part, especially when there's tasks piling up. But again please don't fall for it.

Good luck xx
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Knowing me I’ll probably do the same my mind never learns it’s lesson :lol:


*takes notes of the videos too* :rofl:
I honestly don’t think I’ve come to terms with the fact I’ll be starting uni soon let alone worry about my actual mindset :lol:

But yeah Jaz we got this :dumbells: we just gotta stay strong and keep our cool .... let’s see how long that lasts exactly :ninja:
You should watch them, they're so good!

Hahhah, exactly. I know that my motivation will inevitably fade at some point and I am petrified by the thought of it :lol:
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funny is for a bad reason. sometimes **** is just too painful to even laugh.
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You ok?
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why do u ask
Not seen you floating about for a bit, and that last post is quite deep
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What does TSR mean to you?

Are there any particular benefits you have reaped from using TSR (if you're a non-applicant)?
Useful for contacting with university representatives.
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Glad you have made it out alive.

I find it most frustrating that so many of us struggle with A-levels when imo they are not THAT difficult if you are doing the right things. I think personally that the 6th form experience is ruined because so many students choose the wrong subjects and schools (most) are rubbish when it comes to assisting individuals during UCAS application.
Thanks :lol: just about tbh

Yeah that’s true it’s all about your mindset and just telling your self your capable of anything. Same my 6th forum were awful I had no real support from them... tbh I received more support from TSR. In regard to UCAS they just left us to it until it was their turn to send it off and that’s it really.
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I understand it far too well, yes. I have no idea - why am I posting this publicly? - who that workaholic, self-sabotaging person I became during 6th form. I would never let myself enjoy anything because I didn't think I was deserving of happiness. We had this 6th form group chat and people would be constantly talking about work (people were up and talking about work around like midnight) and I would compare myself to others. What I failed to realise was that you simply cannot compare yourself to others all the time (just a little bit can be somewhat good) because we all lead different lives. Anyways, I will leave the novel-writing to you and quickly confess that I overworked at the expense of my health. Everyone was warning me about burning out and I was like "stfu, what you on about?" :rofl:
Lesson learnt: take care of yourself 50% and work the other 50%. I will try that this time around and see how it goes. x
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You should watch them, they're so good!

Hahhah, exactly. I know that my motivation will inevitably fade at some point and I am petrified by the thought of it :lol:
Thanks for sharing I will do thanks


:rip: to me already :lol:
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What does TSR mean to you?
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Hahha, it's fine it's all anonymous


Sadly, being a workaholic can have negative repercussions on the very thing we are trying to work on compulsively (at least that has been the case for me). My friends were intimidated by me because I used to never sleep "doing work" and they'd think I was working all the time. In reality, only <10% of that time consisted of actual productive work and many of them ended up performing better than I did because they worked "smart". I think that the amount of time a person is "working" doesn't necessarily mean they are actually benefiting/ working efficiently. So, keep that in mind, Measure your work by the amount of tasks you finished not hours

I think that the most important thing I learnt was that if I am sitting staring at my work for hours (or another tab), instead of thinking that it means that I need to beat myself up for it, I needed to go out/ exercise/ take a break/ socialise. Don't underestimate this tip. Seriously, it's my absolute biggest regret and if you can stop yourself from falling into that trap, it can literally change your life (which uni you end up in and what grades you get).

I relate way too much to the thinking I don't deserve happiness part, especially when there's tasks piling up. But again please don't fall for it.

Good luck xx
This is all too relatable. See, I think honest discussions like this between students would actually be so useful. It is a bad habit in general to compare your productivity with others'.

Yeah, 100%. Obviously my grades mean the world to me but I plan on working smarter and filling up my free time with hobbies and a part-time job.

I am actually laughing, we have managed to make this thread about school and studying. So repulsive.
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Not seen you floating about for a bit, and that last post is quite deep
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Thanks :lol: just about tbh

Yeah that’s true it’s all about your mindset and just telling your self your capable of anything. Same my 6th forum were awful I had no real support from them... tbh I received more support from TSR. In regard to UCAS they just left us to it until it was their turn to send it off and that’s it really.

agree with you there


I get so triggered when I see the words "awful" and "6th form" in the same sentence. It is obviously frustrating to know that those who are supposed to help you were incompetent by choice. At the same time, I think our bad experiences are a blessing in disguise because they have alerted us to the reality that leaning on others (entirely) for support is a terrible idea. So, there is that.

I hope you have an amazing time at uni! Good luck
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This is all too relatable. See, I think honest discussions like this between students would actually be so useful. It is a bad habit in general to compare your productivity with others'.

Yeah, 100%. Obviously my grades mean the world to me but I plan on working smarter and filling up my free time with hobbies and a part-time job.

I am actually laughing, we have managed to make this thread about school and studying. So repulsive.
Agreed with you there.


Hahaha, true :lol:
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I get so triggered when I see the words "awful" and "6th form" in the same sentence. It is obviously frustrating to know that those who are supposed to help you were incompetent by choice. At the same time, I think our bad experiences are a blessing in disguise because they have alerted us to the reality that leaning on others (entirely) for support is a terrible idea. So, there is that.

I hope you have an amazing time at uni! Good luck
Apologies

Exactly it’s like what are you here for then? Just to sit and preach how terrible we are (my 6 form would honestly complain all the time about us). I guess that is true I have definitely learnt my lesson there.

Thanks best of luck with your A levels? I think
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Apologies

Exactly it’s like what are you here for then? Just to sit and preach how terrible we are (my 6 form would honestly complain all the time about us). I guess that is true I have definitely learnt my lesson there.

Thanks best of luck with your A levels? I think
I knowwwwwww. I get so angry. *tries to remain calm* Terrible, all of them. I need to consider living away from civilization soon, I can only bear the company of one (myself). jk

Yeah, retaking A-levels. Thank you x
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I knowwwwwww. I get so angry. *tries to remain calm* Terrible, all of them. I need to consider living away from civilization soon, I can only bear the company of one (myself). jk

Yeah, retaking A-levels. Thank you x
:console: That’s life :sad:

Haha I’m sure you’ll manage :lol:

Best of luck with it second time lucky right :crossedf: :hugs:
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I think I'd have dropped out of college/uni years ago if it weren't for TSR. Grow Your Grades is a big part of why I've done as well as I have in my education.
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