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- Dec 2, '12 by Cloveryget a good pair of headphones... not earbuds, the type that completely covers your ears... and learn to love white noise or any other sound that is conducive to concentration.
- I have 33DB noise reduction earplugs and then I have shooting muffs and I wear them. They seem to block out a good amount of noise (I wear them together.. lol it is crazy) but it still doesn't cancel out everything since her and I are in such close proximity. It is a small dorm room. I should have never moved in. That brings up another topic, I am SO used to studying with absolute quiet that I have tried "brown noise" and it sometimes works, but I am always nervous I am not retaining what I am reading. As you all know, nursing requires us to read these textbooks like crazy and really grasp the info. Is brown noise like known for helping a person concentrate?
- Dec 2, '12 by JBuddI think you are being overly sensitive. Flipping her notebook pages? and you have your ears blocked? You are thinking too much about her actions. Some dorms have study rooms, or quiet areas; can you go there?
It is not unreasonable to go to the library to study. Good mental break at midnight, review what you have been studying during the walk. Does your roommate bang drawers after midnight? Keep studying when you get back.
This semester is almost over, is it possible you are stressing over exams and end of term, but blaming it on your living situation? What do you do to relieve your stress, because you really sound anxious and as though you need a bit of a break.
- Dec 2, '12 by Cloverybrown noise? isn't that like a south park joke?
you sound like you're nervous about everything. does your school have lounge areas that are quiet at night? can you get a different roommate after this semester? it's almost over. go to the library, do what you can. try to get an earlier start on things. can you record your lectures and play them back in your earphones late at night once the library closes?
- I think you both are right. I just need to hear the truth of the matter and have somewhat of a reality check. I think it is a combination of the stress, how I have been somewhat up and down in regards to my hopes of getting a single room, and now that it isn't happening, it just adds to my anxiousness. My dorm has study spaces on three floors, but they are all really poorly lit and also they are right on the guy floors where people walk by all the time and yell and talk and and doors open and close and it is rather distracting. I feel that I will just have to try the library. The thing is, there a few girls I could try out as a roommate next semseter but it is because their roommates are leaving them this semester. Usually, there is a reason for that. I do not want to move into another place where I come across new problems or worse ones where I have now. Do you think I should take the gamble and move with someone else?
- Dec 2, '12 by Belle1005I don't think it's weird to go to the library and I would go everyday if I was in your position. Sometimes I'd be lazy and just go to the lounge down the hall. I study best with my music blaring in my headphones so that helps if there's any noise. About her snoring- get a VERY loud small fan. Love those things, will make any noise less annoying and also soothe you to sleep. Don't let it get to you so much either, only stresses you out more.
- Dec 2, '12 by Belle1005Quote from sarahsatherI don't think that's always the case. That type of situation did happen to my old roommate though, but she was so happy to have gotten me Although the other person was the one that left, so maybe you will get lucky?The thing is, there a few girls I could try out as a roommate next semseter but it is because their roommates are leaving them this semester. Usually, there is a reason for that. I do not want to move into another place where I come across new problems or worse ones where I have now. Do you think I should take the gamble and move with someone else?
- Yeah, if this really continues to be bad, I may consult my hall director and see what girls are looking for roommates. I just do not get what kind of girl who has a room to herself would want someone else. I mean if I had a room like that, I sure as hell would never have someone else live in it with me haha. You know? I guess my plan for now is to just go to the library and see how it works out. There is hopefully some spot I can find there where I can get things done. I am someone that makes nonstop flashcards and really just needs a big space to work, and my dorm desk is pretty great for that so it is a shame that I cannot do work here.
- Dec 2, '12 by JBuddIf you don't like where you are now, change it. Possibly meet with some of the others and see what their expectations are of you. Could be they wanted to study and their roommates are leaving because of complaints about noise. Never know.
Take a reading light with you if there isn't decent lighting. Take your headphones. Surely it isn't that noisy after midnight in the study areas? Play some Chopin in your headphones while studying, it is supposed to help easily distractable kids.
Stop obessing about rooms, and concentrate on studying.
- Okay, I will look into that. I tell myself to stop obsessing over it every day, and I just always end up in the same predicament. I don't get what has gotten into me. I usually am really on top of my game. I have over 100% in all of my classes right now and now that this is really starting to stress me out, I just don't know what is going to happen. I just hope the library is what saves me.