Has anyone else "hit the brick wall"???? - page 2
I swear, I have been so unmotivated to read, study, do homework, or anything else pertaining to school lately. I'm on the brink of finishing my first year of nursing school, and I just want a break!... Read More
Apr 27, '04Occupation: Oncology RN Joined: Jan '04; Posts: 806; Likes: 25It's supposed to be 91 degrees out today!! Out here in Northern California.
Apr 27, '04Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: ICU ; Joined: Dec '03; Posts: 612; Likes: 24I found a cure for the spring fever/wanting to enjoy the beautiful weather/not wanting to study anymore......
I just study outside and let the beautiful breeze soothe me. It works for me because I just have to get my sunshine and I have to study for finals. Kill two birds with one stone. then again, my neighborhood is very peaceful.
Apr 27, '04Occupation: Nurse, of course Specialty: critical care; community health; psych ; Joined: Sep '03; Posts: 2,355; Likes: 621It was a toss up between walking across the street to the beach on a sunny balmy south Florida day, beachcombing for seashells in the clear surf and feeling the healing sand between my toesies... and studying for my last pharm unit test. This is a no brainer. Think I'll lay down for a nap now.
Apr 27, '04Occupation: Staff Nurse theatre complex Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 120Living here in Scotland we do not have as many good weather days as in other countries like youselves in the States. Also my mum is recovering from surgery for colon cancer, I am finding it difficult to motivate to study and give my "full energy" whilst at work. We are having some good days weatherwise at the moment and being someone wo enjoys "pottering" in the garden, can see my work and study far enough!!I sometimes think "is it all worth it? Should I go back to being a Health Care Assistant, no resonsibility,no moaning relatives-"I cant find my mother's bedsox!!"meanwile I am trying to comfort bereaved relatives,"listen" to a dying patient, do a drug round,sort out the complaints of the auxiallry nurses that "so and so is not pulling her weight!! and paperwork!! Sorry about the venting, this was supposed to be a quick reply however it just came pouring out.Bernadette
Apr 27, '04Occupation: tele travel rn Specialty: Telemetry ; Joined: Apr '04; Posts: 74; Likes: 22Yes, I've hit the wall........many times. But remember, you can climb over it!
This is the method I use. You can laugh but it works for me. Hope it helps someone.
I start by taking the notes out of the notebood and separating the different sections and then paperclipping them. I then put them into little piles according to subject matter. (Like everything about the Cardiovascular System, then the Musculoskeletal System, etc). By doing this I can get a handle on the scope of the material, without it being overwhelming.
When I procrastinate, I just promise myself that all I have to do is study one pile and then I can take a break. I reward myself. It works to get me started.
The next thing I know, I've gone thru that one and the the other ones don't look so very big. I take it one pile at a time. I can really get on a roll with this method. Just separate them and attack. I think they do this in war too. And Nursing School is war.
Apr 27, '04Occupation: ER RN Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in ER;med/surg ; Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 80; Likes: 20Hit the wall bigtime! I have this week and next week of clinicals, then finals! I'm so fried I can't see straight. My hubby asked me if I was going to enroll in summer classes to get started on a BSN and I thought I was going to vomit. I can't even imagine going to school for another 2 years right now. I just finished my last care plan and I'm trying to convince myself to get off this BB and study for finals. I'm not very convincing...LOL..
Apr 27, '04Occupation: Lactation consultant, L&D RN, some postpartum Specialty: OB, lactation ; Joined: Oct '03; Posts: 1,951; Likes: 95Hope things are looking up Bernadette
Yeah. The problem for me is that I probably will go to grad school, where A's are important for acceptance into those programs. So I'm trying to stay motivated, but it's an uphill battle.
Anyway, enough complainin' from me... good luck to those of you who are still finishing up this semester - try to pull together the rest of that motivation for just a little longer and then you can relax!!!!
Apr 27, '04Occupation: Telemetry RN Specialty: Cardiac Telemetry ; Joined: Aug '03; Posts: 301; Likes: 7Quote from RNKittyKat:chuckleIt was a toss up between walking across the street to the beach on a sunny balmy south Florida day, beachcombing for seashells in the clear surf and feeling the healing sand between my toesies... and studying for my last pharm unit test. This is a no brainer. Think I'll lay down for a nap now.
Thanks a bunch...that just makes it sooooo much easier for me to hit books. The weather here has been windy and in the 50s (at least today). I just keep telling myself to study outside, but even still, my backyard doesn't have seashells and sand....