Disclaimer: These are my opinions, please don’t hate me. I don’t like being hated.
Forget the long preamble, let’s get right into it.
5. Email And Other Tasks
I find I’m often guilty of this. In short, sometimes when I sit down to study, I decide to first get some other stuff like emails and life-organization taken care of first. Generally, this takes a while and, by the time I’m done, there’s barely any time left to study. Or I end up getting distracted by some of the other things on this short list.
I live in the den of an apartment. I have two roommates. I love them. Maybe too much. Every time one of them enters my general domain to grab something from the kitchen, I feel this need to say hi and start a conversation. My conversation starters are usually something along the lines of, “So, what are your thoughts on the genetic manipulation of humans?”
My conversations tend to drag on.
This is also true of living in dorms and having your friends so close by. They can just choose to come visit you whenever! And you can’t exactly say no, can you?!
More true of people who have kitchens near where they study. This might be why everyone goes to the library. I always end up cooking a meal when I don’t feel like studying… or I clean. Ever notice how when you’re studying at home you suddenly realize how much of a disarray your room is in? There’s no possible way you can study with all those papers not perfectly filed away somewhere.
This happens both at home and in library – more likely at home, though. And I really think that, even if you manage to cut away all previous distractions, the studying might just bore you and, before you know it… zzz.
1. Internet (Facebook, Reddit, Twitter, And, Yes, Even G+)
Shouldn’t you be studying right now?