Procrastination

  1. I have a test coming up on Tuesday (1st of 2 psych exams) and am amazed at how many ways I've come up with to avoid studying today. Played with the cats, fed the fish, surfed CNN, TheOnion, local newspaper and The Nation, ate some yogurt and blueberries, drank a lot of coffee, turned on my volly rescue pager (general not duty), fed the cats, played with the fish, spread out all my notes, spent a lotta time on allnurses, am now contemplating going food shopping. It's actually been a pretty good day.

    I did complete 2 writing assignments for class, so by "IRS" rules, it has been a school day. OK, time to buckle down....
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   TakeTwoAspirin
    I would have responded sooner, but you know how it is ......
  4. by   Meriwhen
    Think about how you're going to feel Tuesday morning when you sit down to take that test--that should motivate you
  5. by   lvnhopeful
    This sounds like me when I need to study. I think in reality its a control issue. They keep us so busy that we do stuff just to claim a piece of our lives back.

    Good luck on your test!
  6. by   Asherah
    I love that you played with the fish! Better than the cats doing so!
  7. by   Achoo!
    I bet come Sunday night, Monday morning you'll get motivated

    I have had a bad case of procrastination this being last semester. * must focus*
  8. by   emtb2rn
    Still haven't studied. That'll be tomorrow and Monday. Psych's not bad, mostly common sense and I'll simply be reviewing what I've already covered. Anyway, I'm caught up with my reading, have reviewed my notes after each class and scored in the mid to high 80s on the NCLEX style psych review exams. But wait, am I in denial? Or possibly rationalizing why I don't need to start studying...
  9. by   caliotter3
    I hope that come Tuesday, you don't get one of those rude awakenings that I used to get when I didn't study sufficiently. It really used to get to me, when I realized that I missed a whole grade difference by not getting to business like I should have.

    BTW I have a test next Friday. Haven't started. See where I am now?
  10. by   emtb2rn
    Reviewed for 2 hours this morning. Took a couple of hour break to mow the lawn and then sat down and took the 125 question psych exam from the "Illustrated Study Guide for NCLEX-RN Exam". Got 3 wrong which equals a 98. Will review again tomorrow, but feel pretty comfortable.
  11. by   time2fly
    Quote from lvnhopeful
    This sounds like me when I need to study. I think in reality its a control issue. They keep us so busy that we do stuff just to claim a piece of our lives back.

    Good luck on your test!
    This is SO true! I really hadn't thought about it in those words, but yeah... really well said... i've been doing the same thing today.
  12. by   rnmomtobe2010
    If you were to look up the word procrastinate in the dictionary, there would be a picture of me with the name Candice beside it. That is the word that I have been looking for. That word sums me up to the T!!
  13. by   DoubleblessedRN
    Procrastination is one of my biggest weaknesses, but in a way it benefits me because one of my biggest strenghts is working well under pressure. It drives my husband absolutely crazy, but things DO get done! (And on time and efficiently.)
  14. by   emtb2rn
    Took the test Tuesday, got the results today. 91, another B. :hatparty: That's it for procrastination though, yep, I'll be hitting the books hard. Next week....

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