skylerjames13
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#1
Alright, so it's my last year of high school. And if I'm gonna go to Uni I'm really gonna have to make sure I do good this year eh? I know that and I know that I will have to try really hard because even though I do really good in school, it's my lack of motivation/laziness that holds me back. I can mostly do all of the work really easily, but I never hand in homework (well, occasionally) or even do my homework because when I'm at home I can never concentrate on the school work.

So basically if I wasn't lazy and I had motivation, I'd be able to pull off this year with honours (which is an above 80% average for the year) like I did last year.

So all I have to do is do the homework eh? Problem is, I can never get around to doing it because I am too lazy.

How do I stop being so lazy?

I want to stop being so lazy but I'm too lazy to get started on that.
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You've just gotta do it. Once you've started doing it, you'll think to yourself this is easy, I should've started doing it before. Before you know it, it'll be done. So just do it.
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I have this time slot every day where I am just completely relaxed and can focus a lot. Usually it's between 23:00-24:00. If you have the same just work in that time slot. It's most efficient and least boring.
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Because it is difficult to refrain indulging in immediate, tangible desires in order to achieve a larger but more abstract goal down the line. Perhaps it would be helpful if you established a set of incremental goals for yourself leading up to whatever it is you want to do (e.g. graduating with honors).
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do you have any mental conditions?


I'm diagnosed with ADD and I take Adderall for it.

I can't function academically or socially without it.

I may have some underlying conditions, but besides ADD I'm not diagnosed with anything.
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I have this time slot every day where I am just completely relaxed and can focus a lot. Usually it's between 23:00-24:00. If you have the same just work in that time slot. It's most efficient and least boring.


I usually get those on random days where I am super concentrated and focus very well. But the only time I can focus really well is when I'm at school which is a problem because even though I do all my work there, I have to do my homework at home. And I can't ever do my work at home.

I'm gonna try and hopefully set up a time where I do my work at home.
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Just fucking do it. Stop being pathetic. If you want a certain mark, and you know you can get it if you do just a tiny bit of work, either do the work you already know you need to do or stop whining about it and accept your decision and the consequences of doing so. This isn't threadworthy in the slightest, it's about as black and white as it can get.
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Just fucking do it. Stop being pathetic. If you want a certain mark, and you know you can get it if you do just a tiny bit of work, either do the work you already know you need to do or stop whining about it and accept your decision and the consequences of doing so. This isn't threadworthy in the slightest, it's about as black and white as it can get.


Oh hai Thrash

I think I genuinely missed your hate on me


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Oh hai Thrash

I think I genuinely missed your hate on me



It's not exclusive to you. Don't flatter yourself kid. I was the same way until grade 12. There isn't some magic spell we can tell you to cast and suddenly you will do your work. Just get some damn self-control and discipline and do your damn work. I went from a C student to a 98 average, all I did was do the work that was assigned to me. Just do it stupid, it determines significant aspects of your life.
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It's not exclusive to you. Don't flatter yourself kid. I was the same way until grade 12. There isn't some magic spell we can tell you to cast and suddenly you will do your work. Just get some damn self-control and discipline and do your damn work. I went from a C student to a 98 average, all I did was do the work that was assigned to me. Just do it stupid, it determines significant aspects of your life.


I know it's not exclusive, but I still love it

People work better together and if I can get some encouragement/motivation/help/tips/advice/whatever from the Pit then it's better than nothing. The people on this forum can be awesome and be a great help sometimes.

I went from having all courses in the below 50% range, up to 80% + in my grade 10 year. I know I can do the shit if I want to. It's just the motivation I lack. I don't have much support and people like approval and support, so that's why I'm coming here.
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I know it's not exclusive, but I still love it

People work better together and if I can get some encouragement/motivation/help/tips/advice/whatever from the Pit then it's better than nothing. The people on this forum can be awesome and be a great help sometimes.

I went from having all courses in the below 50% range, up to 80% + in my grade 10 year. I know I can do the shit if I want to. It's just the motivation I lack. I don't have much support and people like approval and support, so that's why I'm coming here.

What do you want me to do, hold your damn hand? Put my hand on one spot of the monitor and you do the same on your monitor and we have some pseudo-long distance gay moment and then suddenly you're going to have the motivation to do your work? Stop making threads in the pit and just go do your fucking work.

PS the best way to stop procrastinating is to just not let yourself do it at all if you have an issue with it. Just do it immediately and get it over with. Do it consistently enough and it'll develop into a routine and you'll be good to go.
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Quote by skylerjames13
I know it's not exclusive, but I still love it

People work better together and if I can get some encouragement/motivation/help/tips/advice/whatever from the Pit then it's better than nothing. The people on this forum can be awesome and be a great help sometimes.

I went from having all courses in the below 50% range, up to 80% + in my grade 10 year. I know I can do the shit if I want to. It's just the motivation I lack. I don't have much support and people like approval and support, so that's why I'm coming here.


If you want to do a subject you like at the Uni, you'd better at least do well fr the important classes mate.
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If you want to do a subject you like at the Uni, you'd better at least do well fr the important classes mate.

That depends on what uni you go to.

Come to Nottingham. Low entry requirements and lenient as fuck.
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#18
Dude, I was EXACTLY like you.
For me it was the same each year. In the beginning of the year (the first semester) I would do super well and always had the highest or second highest grade of the whole class. After a long vacation I am fully energized and ready to go you see? But after the first semester I would just get sooo lazy and by the end of the year I would make it but with very average or under average grades.
My last year in Highschool was the worst. I did graduate though ^^ just.. :P
I know this isnt very satisfying advice (people kept telling me at the time and I was just like yeah yeah whatever lol) but its really just about persuading yourself. Think about all of the laughs and glory you will have after you graduate. You will be living the college life (which is way better than highschool) and will probably get a great job afterwards. That's what kept me going the last semester and through the final exams (man that was hell).
Now I'm in college and the motivation still isnt really there for me xD , but if you choose a subject that you're very interested in, you will be happy and motivated and will succeed.
This behaviour of yours is pretty normal so dont worry too much. (But just enough xD ) Your brain only fully develops at the age of 21 (you are younger right?). Once you are 21 you will be able to concentrate more, be less lazy, and will have better planning skills.
Hope this helps a bit :P
Sorry for the length xD
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Quote by skylerjames13
I'm diagnosed with ADD and I take Adderall for it.

I can't function academically or socially without it.

I may have some underlying conditions, but besides ADD I'm not diagnosed with anything.

I figured as much. I am as well, and have taken the time to learn a lot about it. Our reward centers are a little under/differently developed. In time they catch up but "laziness" is extremely common. It's tough for people like us to stay motivated (compared to others) for that reason. Adderall doesn't really directly address this problem, and not much can for that matter. You just need to start setting shorter goals and get addicted to completing them.

EDIT: Promise this isn't a load of shit or pseudoscience

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This behaviour of yours is pretty normal so dont worry too much. (But just enough xD ) Your brain only fully develops at the age of 21 (you are younger right?). Once you are 21 you will be able to concentrate more, be less lazy, and will have better planning skills.

with ADHD (ADD is adhd anyway now) that can take longer
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Do all of your homework in homeroom.. That's what I did, had 93% avg in highschool..
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I don't think deferring gratification is anything noble, nor is it a sign of maturity. It's just another decision. Nobody can tell you what you want, and it's okay if you don't know what you want.

Do what you want Mr. James and consider the possibility that maybe you don't want to go to uni or do well in high school. Also consider the possibility that you don't need an end goal, or a clear picture of where you want to go. I am of the temperament of the worldview just described.
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#22
Get a timer (online one is fine).

Set it to 30 minutes and only do work until the timer is over. Do that everyday - be it assignments or revision.
You can increase and add more 30 minute block but try and do what is manageable and something you can keep doing without getting too fatigued (so don't do 4x30 minutes if you know 2x30 is more likely to be something you can maintain consistently).
Remember doing little but often (even 30mins a day) of dedicated work and focus, will give you wonderful benefits.
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#23
Quote by captaincrunk
I figured as much. I am as well, and have taken the time to learn a lot about it. Our reward centers are a little under/differently developed. In time they catch up but "laziness" is extremely common. It's tough for people like us to stay motivated (compared to others) for that reason. Adderall doesn't really directly address this problem, and not much can for that matter. You just need to start setting shorter goals and get addicted to completing them.

EDIT: Promise this isn't a load of shit or pseudoscience


with ADHD (ADD is adhd anyway now) that can take longer

Yeah, Adderall doesn't do shit for my motivation or anything, but it definitely helps me concentrate and focus and all that jazz. I'll try with the shorter goals thing too. That sounds like it could be help. Anything else you could recommend?

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What do you want me to do, hold your damn hand? Put my hand on one spot of the monitor and you do the same on your monitor and we have some pseudo-long distance gay moment and then suddenly you're going to have the motivation to do your work? Stop making threads in the pit and just go do your fucking work.

PS the best way to stop procrastinating is to just not let yourself do it at all if you have an issue with it. Just do it immediately and get it over with. Do it consistently enough and it'll develop into a routine and you'll be good to go.

Yes I wanna hold your hand Thrash. Please put your hand on the monitor at 6:45 your time. Then we can touch.

Yeah, the less I procrastinate the more I get done and all. I'm gonna try to just get the shit done that I need to when I need to rather than waiting and putting it off.
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I don't think deferring gratification is anything noble, nor is it a sign of maturity. It's just another decision. Nobody can tell you what you want, and it's okay if you don't know what you want.

Do what you want Mr. James and consider the possibility that maybe you don't want to go to uni or do well in high school. Also consider the possibility that you don't need an end goal, or a clear picture of where you want to go. I am of the temperament of the worldview just described.



Yes, um thanks
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You better start considering it



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Quote by skylerjames13
Yeah, Adderall doesn't do shit for my motivation or anything, but it definitely helps me concentrate and focus and all that jazz. I'll try with the shorter goals thing too. That sounds like it could be help. Anything else you could recommend?

learn to be patient with yourself. these things take time
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Just keep doing what you're doing.

I'll like my Bacon Avocado Cheeseburger with some curly fries on the side, and no drink. Burn my bacon and there will be hell to pay.

Honestly, call me callous, but it's that lack of motivation which makes college degrees so scarce in this world. If you snap out of it, good. If you don't you're one less person that will have the qualifications to compete with me for a job in this economy. So forgive me if I can't see the reason why a pep talk is necessary or beneficial
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Dude, final year of high school here and feeling exactly the same thing. I usually sit down for hours without being able to get anything done because I feel the same way.

I usually write a list of things that I need to do that day and if I don't do it by the end of the day I feel bad about it. Try it
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TS in the OP you just listed the reasons you should study. Read them again and consider whether they are worth the work or not.

It's not complicated. I know from experience. I kind of let myself slip during the first half of my senior year, but got back on track better than ever during my whole high school studies in the last half of that last year, and did surprisingly well in my finals.

All you need to is to kick your own butt, and listen to hardcore while studying.
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#31
Eat healthier food if you're not already. Whenever I eat crappy food I always feel lazy and fall behind on stuff. Oh, and also just do the work. It's not hard.
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Quote by TheChaz
Eat healthier food if you're not already. Whenever I eat crappy food I always feel lazy and fall behind on stuff. Oh, and also just do the work. It's not hard.


Yeah! It's odd how food really does affect you like that.