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The kind of person I aspire to be.

Yeah, I will get off TSR and get on with it. Thank you for this! I will try and imagine failing my A-levels.
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It's not as good natured as it sounds, I'm just lazy and I like sleep too much.

Good luck though!
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You're like what, 17? You don't need them. Just plan your day better.
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Seriously, I waste so much time planning and then when the time comes to put my plan into action, I fail miserably. I have done it so many times, at this point I am sick of my utter lack of discipline. This all-nighter is a punishment LOL let us hope negative reinforcement works.

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Tips needed, please.
If you have to ask don’t do it
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If you have to ask don’t do it
Too late, sis. 😭 Thanks though, I know what you suggest is the healthier, more sensible option.
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Too late, sis. 😭 Thanks though, I know what you suggest is the healthier, more sensible option.
Aaaaah! I wish you all the strength and will power!
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Hey, how are you doing there? Hope your work is going well.
I am always tempted to lie down just for a couple of minutes, so what I do is that I cover my bed with all sorts of stuff, so I have to clean it up first to lie in it. Usually, it helps.)
Don't forget to stand up and stretch and let your eyes rest. Another thing that helps is to set an alarm clock for every 30/40/50 minutes depends on your attention spawn. When it goes off, take a break. But a real brake, not a watch-youtube-type-of-break. Stand up, walk a bit, make an easy exercise like a couple of sit-ups or stretches. Drink or eat something and get back to work. This routine helps you to stay focused and awake.
And think about how next time you will bу planning your time better.) Hope your experience will help you in the future.
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Hey, how are you doing there? Hope your work is going well.
I am always tempted to lie down just for a couple of minutes, so what I do is that I cover my bed with all sorts of stuff, so I have to clean it up first to lie in it. Usually, it helps.)
Don't forget to stand up and stretch and let your eyes rest. Another thing that helps is to set an alarm clock for every 30/40/50 minutes depends on your attention spawn. When it goes off, take a break. But a real brake, not a watch-youtube-type-of-break. Stand up, walk a bit, make an easy exercise like a couple of sit-ups or stretches. Drink or eat something and get back to work. This routine helps you to stay focused and awake.
And think about how next time you will bу planning your time better.) Hope your experience will help you in the future.
That was so thoughtful of you to check. I ended up going to bed at around 3 in the morning.
And all that you have mentioned here is actually very useful (seriously). Do you do them often? Seems like it.
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That was so thoughtful of you to check. I ended up going to bed at around 3 in the morning.
And all that you have mentioned here is actually very useful (seriously). Do you do them often? Seems like it.
Some sleep is better than none!
Well, no more. I am no longer a student (for now), but when I was doing my BA, yes. We have had an extremely tight schedule and a lot of work, so all-nighters were a common thing for all of us.
I am not that proud about it, but I must say, that it tought me how not to panic and get your **** together and done in limited amount of time.)
So, yeah. It is surely not the healthiest option. But sometimes you just need to stay strong and do, what you have to do. But it is a dangerous path. I mean, that after a dozen of these it became almost impossible to work any other way. So be careful with that.)
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Some sleep is better than none!
Well, no more. I am no longer a student (for now), but when I was doing my BA, yes. We have had an extremely tight schedule and a lot of work, so all-nighters were a common thing for all of us.
I am not that proud about it, but I must say, that it tought me how not to panic and get your **** together and done in limited amount of time.)
So, yeah. It is surely not the healthiest option. But sometimes you just need to stay strong and do, what you have to do. But it is a dangerous path. I mean, that after a dozen of these it became almost impossible to work any other way. So be careful with that.)
Yeah, the thing with sleeping like that is that then I end up waking up too late and I hate that so much. It's sort of weird but I get 'happy' if I wake up at around 6 in the morning, always lifts my mood up. So the downside of trying to do an all-nighter for me is that typically, I never end up actually doing it and just sleep very late. Then wake up late. Hate that. Hate the day. Hate life. lol I will stop there.

Oooh What was your degree? Well done for getting through it!!
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Yeah, the thing with sleeping like that is that then I end up waking up too late and I hate that so much. It's sort of weird but I get 'happy' if I wake up at around 6 in the morning, always lifts my mood up. So the downside of trying to do an all-nighter for me is that typically, I never end up actually doing it and just sleep very late. Then wake up late. Hate that. Hate the day. Hate life. lol I will stop there.

Oooh What was your degree? Well done for getting through it!!
Oh, yes. I can relate! But even if you wake up late, you still have some time. You haven't slept through all day. Was your night productive thought?

I'm sorry, English is my second language, I don't understand the question. Bachelor is a degree itself? Or you are asking what grades I got in the end of it?
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find a partner willing to do the same
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Oh, yes. I can relate! But even if you wake up late, you still have some time. You haven't slept through all day. Was your night productive thought?

I'm sorry, English is my second language, I don't understand the question. Bachelor is a degree itself? Or you are asking what grades I got in the end of it?
Yes, you are right. However, at times I can have this (annoyingly) all-or-nothing mentality, where if my day doesn't start perfectly I give up easily on the rest of it. Most of it was productive, yes, however just before 3 I began to lurk online and realized there was little more I wanted to do, so gave up. It is also cold in my room after midnight so it is more tempting to just get into bed.

Apologies, I meant to ask what you studied at university.
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At uni the motivation was that my essay was due the next day. That's all.
It's a strange question because generally the point of an all-nighter is that you've left your work so late that it's necessary and thus no 'motivation' is required, e.g. above.
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It's a strange question because generally the point of an all-nighter is that you've left your work so late that it's necessary and thus no 'motivation' is required, e.g. above.
sis saying it how it is.

In most cases, the work for which people stay up late is work that needs to be urgently completed. My case is slightly different. Although, I think that 'motivation' to an extent is required for all work. You still have to have motivation to do an all-nighter though.
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Yes, you are right. However, at times I can have this (annoyingly) all-or-nothing mentality, where if my day doesn't start perfectly I give up easily on the rest of it. Most of it was productive, yes, however just before 3 I began to lurk online and realized there was little more I wanted to do, so gave up. It is also cold in my room after midnight so it is more tempting to just get into bed.

Apologies, I meant to ask what you studied at university.
Oh, it's the hardest thing to do - stay awake when conditions are the best for sleeping.)

Well official documents called my course "art metal", though I think it sounds more like a type of music.) So, basically it was a four year program and we were tought everything from blacksmithing and large casting to jewellery and enamels.
And what about you? What are you studying?
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Oh, it's the hardest thing to do - stay awake when conditions are the best for sleeping.)

Well official documents called my course "art metal", though I think it sounds more like a type of music.) So, basically it was a four year program and we were tought everything from blacksmithing and large casting to jewellery and enamels.
And what about you? What are you studying?
And also because sleep is such a natural need that if you are not 100% dedicated to staying up or there is no adrenaline because the work needs to be urgently completed, the need to sleep wins over the motivation to stay up. It is so ****ingggggggggggggggggggg annoying. Ah. ldfoinhfouhsnoubsf Sorry.


Oooh interesting. sounds creative. Did you enjoy it?
Doing A-levels right now, should be making notes ffs
Hopefully, I should be at uni next year doing Law. Thanks for asking
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Copious amounts of coffee, and matchsticks to keep your eyes open.
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Same. I planned on doing 7 hours of revision today and none of it happened. The only option left (to make sure I don't emotionally abuse myself) is to stay up and repent.
This is exactly me😦
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This is exactly me😦
Not a good feeling, right? Do you plan on doing one tonight?
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And also because sleep is such a natural need that if you are not 100% dedicated to staying up or there is no adrenaline because the work needs to be urgently completed, the need to sleep wins over the motivation to stay up. It is so ****ingggggggggggggggggggg annoying. Ah. ldfoinhfouhsnoubsf Sorry.


Oooh interesting. sounds creative. Did you enjoy it?
Doing A-levels right now, should be making notes ffs
Hopefully, I should be at uni next year doing Law. Thanks for asking
There was a lot of good things and a lot of bad, I can't say I enjoyed it a 100%. But I am extremely grateful for everything I learned there. Art-wise and life-wise. It basically made me a person I am today.

Is that something that runs in your family, or you found inspiration to study Law somewhere else?
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