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Someone123

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I think the most helpful things would be trying to work in regular positive social interaction. So let's say you want to study for a while but then you start losing concentration. See if there is nayone you know that you can share a meal with. If not, try to go to office hours whenever you can to try to ask questions- the more you go the mor chance you have of finding someone who will be helpful. Find some sort of club if you can on campus and try to get involved. even if you think you don't have time for it. Even just chatting wqith a chasier for a bit cana help. Going to a church can help- you caqn chat with people before and after the service. I am not religious so I wonder consider finding a unitarian church if possible if you are not, or if you are religious try to schedule this. Try to schedule something socially at least once a day if you can. There are videos on youtube for how to make friends that are very helpful. Consider the wbsite meetup for making friends- this website is all about making friends. Even going to a gym and going to an exercise class and chatting with people before and after can help. Regular social interaction is the fuiel nmeeded for studying- we are social creatures and this is so important. Even if this means less time studying this is more imjportant- then the time spent studying will be so much more productive.
 
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narval

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Jan 22, 2020
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Start may be a huge drama. But if you overcome the starting feeling, it gets better.

If, after a while, It doesn't and you can't focus in the matter, Well, don't force the machine. It will not help.


(BTW, if you are asking about specific study metholodogies, sorry, i can't help. There's a lot out there :ahhha: )
 
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IWillSmileWhenIDie

Student
Jun 1, 2022
125
I think it's very hard to study if you're suicidal and depressive if you hate doing it, like really hard same with work you don't feel obligated to do that sucks. Depresion makes you have no motivation and being suicidal makes you have a more short term strategy of life or just justifying to yourself that way to cope.
Depends on your situation but leavin for a while trying to feel better if you see no way of operating is a viable choice.
 
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Julgran

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Dec 15, 2021
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How do you study while being like this, any insight would be appreciated

For some short-term energy boost, you could try exercising before studying, since many things become easier with a little more energy, but that may not help if the subject that you are studying is uninteresting, or if you are unmotivated to study for other reasons.
 
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Rounded Apathy

Longing to return to stardust
Aug 8, 2022
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I've tried to make a routine of going out for a short walk right when I get up, and getting right to my asynchronous course as soon as I get back. Been going well enough when my body & the weather cooperate.
 
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ManicPanic2018

Bipolar Trans Woman, Help Me God
Sep 11, 2022
83
Honestly? Amphetamines. My life was a disaster before and ex introduced me to speed. That gave me the focus to teach myself programming from scratch and get myself a job in the industry after a year.

Likely a fucker to get hold of without some kind of ADHD diagnosis, especially in the UK. Recommend learning how to use the darknet and getting it from there.
 
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Dead Ghost

Mestre del Temps
May 6, 2022
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I never got it.. in the end they approved me because yes, because that year the studies would run out and be replaced by others, that 1999... it didn't do me any good, I wasted my time repeating courses because in the end you don't know how to work from what caused me so much pain for 7 years.

My advice is that you look for a comfortable space for the study together with some good support tools.

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Jo no ho vaig aconseguir mai.. al final em van aprovar perquè si, perquè aquell any s'exhaurien els estudis i es substituien per uns altres, aquell 1999.... no em va servir pas de res, vaig perdre el temps repetint cursos perquè al final no sabes treballar d'allò que tantes penes em va causar durant 7 anys.

El meu consell es que cerquis un espai comfortable per l'estudi junt amb unes bones eines de suport.
 
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Honestly? Amphetamines. My life was a disaster before and ex introduced me to speed. That gave me the focus to teach myself programming from scratch and get myself a job in the industry after a year.

Likely a fucker to get hold of without some kind of ADHD diagnosis, especially in the UK. Recommend learning how to use the darknet and getting it from there.
This is a terreible idea, to use illegal drugs to help yourself to study- please do not take this advice.
 
ManicPanic2018

ManicPanic2018

Bipolar Trans Woman, Help Me God
Sep 11, 2022
83
This is a terreible idea, to use illegal drugs to help yourself to study- please do not take this advice.
You know this stuff isn't illegal and you can get it prescribed by a doctor, right? That adderall is just amphetamines and used in ADHD treatment?
 
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scenery

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Sep 18, 2022
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You know this stuff isn't illegal and you can get it prescribed by a doctor, right? That adderall is just amphetamines and used in ADHD treatment?
Just putting this out here in case someone might be tempted: if you do not have ADHD, using adderall will not help you; it will actually mess up your brain. There’s a reason why it’s a prescription drug and tightly regulated. This is well-documented in literature, several articles, and videos.
 
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Angi

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Jan 4, 2022
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I second the suggestions above, for the better days. For days where nothing will get you into proper studying, you could try something less than studying, to see if it still works to some extent. I used to copy my own writeups of things to study, like a little monk. It is an almost brainless activity, possible on all days where I can sit upright, and it still achieves some knowledge gain.
 
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x_riverrock11

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Jan 24, 2021
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Techno or instrumental music and the Pomodoro Technique.

I also park myself in an area where I have very little to do in the way of entertainment such as a coffee shop or a library. You may have to ditch your phone to make this one work completely though.
 
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noaccount

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Oct 26, 2019
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Just putting this out here in case someone might be tempted: if you do not have ADHD, using adderall will not help you; it will actually mess up your brain. There’s a reason why it’s a prescription drug and tightly regulated. This is well-documented in literature, several articles, and videos.
Bro that's straight-up not true. If you want to know the actual history of prohibition, drug criminalization, and the "war on drugs," the actual political and economic motives for it, the racial fallout of the ever-expanding prison industrial complex, there's a wealth of information out there to educate yourself. People know why they do drugs, and it's because they do something they want otherwise they wouldn't take them.

You think the "messing up your brain" adverse effects DON'T happen to people with x diagnosis? You think the desired productive/cognitive effects just never happen for anyone outside of x diagnosis group? Don't straight up lie to people based on unsubstantiated pseudoscience about different brain types cmon.
 
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