SRS Feel like i have lost all motivation

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  1. Hooli Meat

    Hooli Meat i enjoy a nice set of boobs

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    Recently in school I have been doing good, I am a sophomore in my spring semester at UK. I usually kick off the semester with a shitty first round of exams, then work my ass off and pull my grades up. I have a 3.5 GPA as of now, but this semester is different.

    I feel like i have lost all sense of motivation to do any type of work, its weird. Like right now I should be doing a paper, but I have no real desire to do it. I am sort of worried that I am getting into a major (accounting/finance) that I will hate doing for the rest of my life.

    I have always been a procrastinator, but this is taking it to a different level. I know I will be staying up all night tonight, so I just keep on delaying writing this paper more and more. Any of you all ever experienced this? any advice?
     
  2. Tiberium

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    I am in the exact same situation as you. I had a 3.5 until recently and I am an accounting/finance major. It's my last semester and I am miserable at school right now. Finance/Accounting gets boring quick and after your first 3-4 classes it ends up being the same stuff over and over again.

    My suggestion to you would be to join some student organizations (such as the finance club or accouting club) ASAP and job shadow a few people in the job field that you are interested in. Call up alumni, or random people out of the phone book. It doesn't matter. In the finance field social connections are the most important to finding a job. In the accounting field, GPA is the most important. Pick your poison. Hope this helps. I immersed myself in the finance field for 2 years. I've been president of our finance club for about 1 year now and I'm ready to get OUT. I will be joining the US Marines in a few months and I couldn't be more excited.
     
  3. Darketernal

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    Procastrination is like filling up a garbage can without emptying it, until it overflows and the garbage is all over you. How much joy has putting out the inevitable brougth you? In the end it brings more misery then it would if you just did your job.

    Therefore put your mind on 'zero' and just do what you have to do. Don't even think about it , just get up n go, because when you start to think about it you start to procastrinate.
     
  4. PuppyCat

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    I procrastinate...I enjoy it. Then I get to the point where I gotta say OMG! It's time to do stuff. Then I apply myself and catch up...then I slide again....it's a constant. I am too old to change. Hopefully you can.
     
  5. Jay Pheezy

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    I'm that at 16. I think it's nearly impossible to change when you're already like that. Plus, I believe the majority is like that :o
     
  6. Toasty

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    Like everything else in life, motivation ebbs & flows like the ocean tide.

    It's OK to feel moments where you just let the currents pull you out a little...days where you just feel like you need a break from it all. Give yourself time to reflect or just be a lazy schmuck. It's OK....we all feel these days where just rolling out of bed takes all your effort.

    The danger is never realizing that sometimes you need to paddle back. Let yourself slip, but also set deadlines and goals for yourself at set periods where you need to force yourself to get your act together. Tell yourself, "OK, I'm just not in the mood to work...I'll be lazy for 2 days but on the 5 days after that I will accomplish XXXXX and YYYYY"

    That's the only you succeed in making your life progress to where you want to go. Keep the shoreline in sight.

    Another thing to do is to give positive reinforcement to yourself. On days I feel like I don't want to work I get my arse outside to run or go to the gym. That way at the end of the day I can give myself a pat on back and know I accomplished SOMEthing for that day. If I did a lot of work one day I might reward myself the next day with a trip to the movies. If I ran an extra few miles another day I might go get myself a giant fruit smoothie. It's possible to reinforce positive habits on your own.

    As far as this paper...if it's due you really don't have much choice. You have to do it, do set smaller goals for yourself today to get it done. Take a 15 minute break for each 60 mins you work on it. Before you know it, it will be done.
     
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  7. Hooli Meat

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    totally forgot about this thread...sorry guys

    thanks for all the advice, my last final is tomorrow at 1030 then summer will begin. I went to a job interview and that really put stuff into perspective on how well i need to start doing in school. This semester was mine to slack i guess, as much as i regret it..I cant let it get to me in the future.

    Next year i am moving out of this apartment to a house with all new room mates, so hopefully that will help a bit. I am already planning on working out since i will be w/in running distance to the school gym, hopefully that will get me on the right track next semester.

    thanks again for your all's advice and motivation
     
  8. Sotangledup

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    Stick to a regimen. Reward yourself for having done a certain task, homework or studying.
    It could also be that you grew tired of studying that particular subject, try to take courses which interest you more.

    You might also look into energy drinks ( they work), coffee gives you energy and it seems to go well with studying.

    I hope things get better.
     
  9. The Militant

    The Militant THE FUTURE

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    lol im worse than this

    i decided to scrape by in all my subjects last term
    and just do my best this term

    now im not even in the mood to do great this term
     
  10. Ford4Life

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    I went through the same thing in college, I think most people do. For me, I had no interest in the subject material my first 2 years, so I just didn't give a shit. Most 4 year programs are really 2 year programs with an extra 2 years of general education tacked on. I was also a finance major, my GPA in courses for my major was 4.0, my gen ed gpa was around 2.5. :hs:

    I know it's hard to get through some of those pointless classes, but just keep working or it will come back to fuck you later. Things get a lot more interesting when you get into your core classes.
     

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