I cannot focus on studying today

  1. I have a test tomorrow. It is huge. But, I can't study. Every time I look at material, I feel drawn away from it. It's OB, and I just don't care about OB. It's our last test before the final, and it's worth 20%, so it's critically important. Ugh!
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  3. by   krisiepoo
    I feel your pain, I'm having issues focusing on my mental health content... 20% as well

    Just did my OB exam... it was pretty intuitive, hope yours is as well!
  4. by   brittanyjoy91
    I hate days like that! Sometimes studying is the farthest thing from my mind and the most important thing I have to do. I like to take a run, grab some water, turn on some music, and refocus. It really helps me to clear my mind and get back in the zone. Good luck to you!
  5. by   sharpeimom
    When a had a period when I couldn't concentrate enough to study, I'd tell myself I only had to study for the next 30 minutes. Before
    I began, I'd go to the john, make sure I had a drink, (juice, a soft drink) had all my material, turned the music down but not off, and I'd begin by just reviewing my notes. If at the end of the 30 minutes, I was able to concentrate, I kept going, but if I were still unable to study, I'd go for a wak or otherwise distract myself, then try it again.
  6. by   priorities2
    Try using a stopwatch, and only have the stopwatch going while you study. That way you know you're accomplishing something every minute that passes.
  7. by   studentbear
    I like to study in 45/15 or 50/10 increments, which helps keep my brain refreshed. On the breaks, I'll do laundry, housework, go outside, ect. I'll set a timer to remind me to keep at it.