How to not feel guilty about not getting anything done?

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I've been incredibly sick and bedridden for 2-3 weeks.

I have a lot to do and stressing a lot (UCAT to prep for which I need to sit soon).

I can't stop feeling **** because I'm wasting so much time.

I have tried to do work, but I feel too ill to do anything apart from laying in my bed.
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I've been incredibly sick and bedridden for 2-3 weeks.

I have a lot to do and stressing a lot (UCAT to prep for which I need to sit soon).

I can't stop feeling **** because I'm wasting so much time.

I have tried to do work, but I feel too ill to do anything apart from laying in my bed.
I know exactly how you feel. I had to repeat year 11 because I was in hospital the whole time. I didn't know that I was going to repeat the year so I thought I was going to do my exams.

It's important to get yourself better. I'm guessing that if your going UCAT you're interested in medicine so you'll understand what stress does to your body and immune system. It might be worth asking your university for special consideration. After all you are at an unfair disadvantage and I'm sure that they will understand. You aren't wasting time by recovering. You are wasting time by worrying.

I'm sure you will do great! if not, it's not your fault and it wasn't in your control so don't worry about it.

also, there is always the option of a gap year. If you can't take your UCAT this year, why not take a gap year. This way you can get way more work experience(which you can't get easily now because of COVID), you can study more for your UCAT and you can get a job o help finance university. You could be a HCA which would make you money and get you experience for medical school. They may even show you some procedures.

What ever happens remember: There are ALWAYS options. This isn't the end
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maybe working on revising using flashcards? aim to go at least an hour a day (if u can do more than that’s better) try to boost up your immune system as much as u can and do light exercise.
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even though you might not be actively revising, i think it’s more important to work on your physical wellbeing. i like to journal. it helps express how i feel and it works on exploring what i can do to stop feeling this particular feeling i have
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Are their audio versions of your textbooks? It might be easier for you to lie back for a good part of it and listen, and audio dictate notes or answers to a lovely friend or family member!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
I know exactly how you feel. I had to repeat year 11 because I was in hospital the whole time. I didn't know that I was going to repeat the year so I thought I was going to do my exams.

It's important to get yourself better. I'm guessing that if your going UCAT you're interested in medicine so you'll understand what stress does to your body and immune system. It might be worth asking your university for special consideration. After all you are at an unfair disadvantage and I'm sure that they will understand. You aren't wasting time by recovering. You are wasting time by worrying.

I'm sure you will do great! if not, it's not your fault and it wasn't in your control so don't worry about it.

also, there is always the option of a gap year. If you can't take your UCAT this year, why not take a gap year. This way you can get way more work experience(which you can't get easily now because of COVID), you can study more for your UCAT and you can get a job o help finance university. You could be a HCA which would make you money and get you experience for medical school. They may even show you some procedures.

What ever happens remember: There are ALWAYS options. This isn't the end
Hi there,

Just wanted to say you're words have been incredibly helpful. Although I am still sick, I feel as though some burden has been lifted off of my mind and I was only able to hang in there because of you. Before, my thoughts took a toll on my mental health, I suffer from clinical depression so it was very burdensome, but after hearing your advice, I was able to have courage to endure through this.

Haha although it probably sounds like I am making a big deal out of something little, I just want to thank you for your encouragement. I have come to accept that whatever happens, happens. It may be out of my control, but I am okay with that. As you said, there are always options.

I took some time to just focus on recovering. Although every now and then I still feel anxious about my inability to get work done, it's not as bad as before.

Sincerely,
Student Trying to Survive
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Hi there,

Just wanted to say you're words have been incredibly helpful. Although I am still sick, I feel as though some burden has been lifted off of my mind and I was only able to hang in there because of you. Before, my thoughts took a toll on my mental health, I suffer from clinical depression so it was very burdensome, but after hearing your advice, I was able to have courage to endure through this.

Haha although it probably sounds like I am making a big deal out of something little, I just want to thank you for your encouragement. I have come to accept that whatever happens, happens. It may be out of my control, but I am okay with that. As you said, there are always options.

I took some time to just focus on recovering. Although every now and then I still feel anxious about my inability to get work done, it's not as bad as before.

Sincerely,
Student Trying to Survive
Not the anon, but I do agree with them.

Please be kind to yourself, you can't do everything all the time. Health comes first, always.

Take care.
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Hi there,

Just wanted to say you're words have been incredibly helpful. Although I am still sick, I feel as though some burden has been lifted off of my mind and I was only able to hang in there because of you. Before, my thoughts took a toll on my mental health, I suffer from clinical depression so it was very burdensome, but after hearing your advice, I was able to have courage to endure through this.

Haha although it probably sounds like I am making a big deal out of something little, I just want to thank you for your encouragement. I have come to accept that whatever happens, happens. It may be out of my control, but I am okay with that. As you said, there are always options.

I took some time to just focus on recovering. Although every now and then I still feel anxious about my inability to get work done, it's not as bad as before.

Sincerely,
Student Trying to Survive
I'm so glad that my out helped you !
stay strong
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