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I’m a student.
I know, I know what you’re thinking.
You’re shocked, you’re confused, and you’re horrified. Don’t worry, so am I.
And yet, I still have another seven years I get to undergo.
I digress, as a High School student, a school girl-a lernin’ child, I have a weird morning routine.
I don’t have one at all; but I do have a mourning routine before I start school-and I do kind of have solutions to my mourning routine-and for you if you have one similar, too.
MOURNING SCHEDULE OF A SCHOOL LERNIN’ GIRL
(Oh the irony)
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So like any normal lernin’ child, I start the mourning off with subtle dread, before the process starts. It looks a little like a dying cat, but with the flourish of a ballerina.
You know that feeling, that feeling you get where you’re trying to get yourself to do something but you can’t do something, because, well, you can’t.
Now, this stage is a pretty big stage, and it can be hard to hit. It may be level one of a boss battle, but then, when it comes to the Mourning Stages of Learnin’ Child-everything is ten times worse.
As stated before, if I catch it in enough time, I do have a solution to this problem of mine.
It starts with a little reward and a little bit of time management.
I highly suggest starting off with an alarm. Set the alarm for a certain period of time (perhaps one hour), and reward yourself with something small, like maybe a chapter in the book your reading (but not video games, those can pull you so far in).
So, you’ve manage to completely skip the dying cat stage. Somehow, you’ve managed to completely procrastinate your way through it-maybe you used my tips. That’s okay, I oftentimes manage to rationalize that, if I allow myself just a little bit more time, I’ll work longer next time. Hex, I’ll go as far as completely rebooting my system just to avoid having something block my search results.
I don’t know why, I’m just desperate to do something-anything different from school.
So you’ve hit stage two, and really, this is where things get tricky, considering there are only three notable stages of a mourning schedule.
So, stage two, the stage that seems impossible, you’ve done the above, or else you’ve managed nap right through the amount of time you should be awake-and welcome to the crunch time.
But of course, you could really use a nap to…so here’s my advice for you.
Pack up your books, because it’s time to leave what you know behind.
It’s best to find a new spot to study-a place you don’t know like the back of your hand-but know well enough. Drop yourself there, plug in a playlist, and get started. You might find yourself distracted at first, but using the same advice from above, and possibly making it a bit more of an enjoyable experience by treating yourself to a special drink and/or snack.
And for the Final Stage
Well, welcome to the end game of all stages. This stage-this final boss battle, it’s the most painful. This is where you’ve managed to do the above, all the while being half-asleep at the same time. And so here you are, minutes away from class. I know what you’re thinking.
There’s no hope here.
You’ve been defeated.
You’re in the final mourning stage, their’s no help, and you’re not awake.
Well grab your coffee and dark chocolate, and have a seat.
Writing things down helps to kick things into your brain, even while on autopilot. Put on Sims music or another game of your choice, and get started. Write every important piece you find on ONE notecard, and at the end of it all, read it. In your autopilot mode, read the notecard. Now, take a quick five minutes to walk, review the notecard, write down the information again, and, above all.
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Are you the type of person to be a mourner of your study schedule? And if so, how do you get out of the slump? I’d love to know!