I am getting really behind on my revision beause i get really distracted. what can i do to stop myelf from getting distracted?

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i am having major trouble keeping on track with my revision just because i get distracted. i am falling way behind and i don't know what to do?

Posted Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 16:47 by Veronica Hayes

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although the timetable sounds like a good idea personally i'd stay away from it. I too easily get distracted so i just plan one subject a day, organise a way to tets myself at teh end (exam paper etc) lock/shut the doors and turn off all techology nearby and shove books/ magazines etc into a courner of my room. That way you aren't as easily distracted. Also try lots of different revision tactics ( i made/downloaded podcasts and then listened to them while i walked the dog and rode my bike to work) anything to make it different from just sitting down and staring into space. Also try to fit in rewards ( i know it sounds stupid but i set myself the goal of getting a certain mark in maths papers and when i got it i got a curly wurly... i know babyish) because it gives you something to work for. And remember BREAKS ARE KEY OTHERS YOU JUST GET TOO BORED/ UNMOTIVATED!!

hope that helped (:

Answered Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 17:12 by bronwen :)
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look for the things that distract you and avoid them, also keep on telling yourself that you are not going to fail, and also that you are very successful because you are

Answered Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 17:03 by Seth.B
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Have you tried the timetable feature on this site? It's a really useful tool, even if you don't strictly follow it. Once you're organized, and you know what to revise it'll be easier for you to get motivated. You probably feel conflicted because you have no idea what your work load is. Just allocate times to do short bite sized revision sessions. Allow yourself little rewards after you revise, a cup of coffee and some tele. Maybe a hot bath. If you do all of this, you should feel a lot calmer about revising so you will be less likely to get distracted, and most importantly be free of panic when exams come around.

Answered Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 17:04 by Hamza
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Revision is boring, we all know it. However there are things you can do to keep you motivated. I'm a gamer, I do enjoy videogames. However sad. I just say to myself that if I get through revision, no distractions and work hard for this time, I get a relieving break for a hour or two on the games before bed or something along those lines. Whichever way works for you, from the way it seems you do get sidetracked easily, so fewer bigger breaks would probably work out better than regular small ones as you would be able to maintain concentration for the time you are working and can relax in the time you are not properly. 

Answered Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 18:01 by Bhavik
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I know the feel! I tried that revision timetable on this site but I found it so hard to stick to that I gave up pretty quickly. I find that, if you just pick a subject and revise just that subject for a few hours, then get a break doing whatever you want for a few hours, you won't get as distracted as you would if you had work from all your subjects surrounding you all the time. Also, make sure your techy stuff, (TV, laptop, etc), are tucked out of sight. I know I've pretty much repeated everything that everybody's already said, but yeah .. thought I'd say my bit anyways ><

good luck! xo

Answered Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 23:12 by Alice
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Thank you for all the tips!!! I am glad i am not the only one with a distraction problem!

Answered Tue 17th April, 2012 @ 19:15 by Veronica Hayes
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If you use Google Chrome, get the StayFocusd app, so you can block websites that distract you (Facebook, Tumblr, etc.) and you can restrict the time you spend on certain websites.

Answered Wed 18th April, 2012 @ 00:52 by Maleficent
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none of these help me i get distracted really really easy 

any useful help?

Answered Thu 26th April, 2012 @ 10:28 by Nathan