How do you motivate yourself to work?

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redgreenpaper
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How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby redgreenpaper » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:13 pm

How do you motivate yourself to work? I'm usually fine with math and stuff like that. I can usually sit down and do questions no problem. It's just my courses that require a ton of reading, like poli sci and history, that enables me to procrastinate like crazy. Had the whole day to read 45 pages. Didn't read a single page and spent the say doing stupid shit like youtube and reddit. How do YOU usually motivate yourself to work. I'm in uni btw.

Inb4 hurr durr you're going to fail at law school cuz readings

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NZA
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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby NZA » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:14 pm

Wrong forum, bro.

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby Transferthrowaway » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:18 pm

Turn off the internet.

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ThomasMN
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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby ThomasMN » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:20 pm

I read with one eyeball and troll with the other.

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby kalvano » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:23 pm

Reading equals grades. Grades equal money. I value money more than Youtube.

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby redgreenpaper » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:28 am

Transferthrowaway wrote:Turn off the internet.


I wish it were that easy. If I don't have internet i'd do something like lie on the bed for 30 mins

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby alicrimson » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:46 pm

I drive myself to fear failure and then panic and then get to work. That was first semester. Now, I fear screwing up next semester and then panic and then imagine how sad I would be if I screwed up and missed out on L. Rev grade on opp, which I never wanted to do until this semester, and then get to work.

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby sparty99 » Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:51 pm

Median = Unemployment/Unpaid Internship. That is all you need to know.

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby redgreenpaper » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:26 am

alicrimson wrote:I drive myself to fear failure and then panic and then get to work. That was first semester. Now, I fear screwing up next semester and then panic and then imagine how sad I would be if I screwed up and missed out on L. Rev grade on opp, which I never wanted to do until this semester, and then get to work.


I wish that would happen to me. The only time I feel panicked enough to work is when the due date is so close that I realize that I have to start now or I won't have anything to turn in. This of course turns into pisspoor-quality work

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby paratactical » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:27 am

Aren't there add-ons to browsers that let you limit the amount of online time per day? Maybe that would help you.

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby bruss » Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:02 am

Do you have profs lined up to write a letter of rec? If not, I think that's motivation to get to work.

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby northside » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:02 pm

kalvano wrote:Reading equals grades. Grades equal money. I value money more than Youtube.


THIS.

My friends used to get so mad at me because I wouldn't go to the bars sunday-wednesday. But now that I've got huge scholly offers they understand.

If you can't get yourself off your iPhone and see the bigger picture, are you sure you want this?

redgreenpaper
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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby redgreenpaper » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:01 pm

paratactical wrote:Aren't there add-ons to browsers that let you limit the amount of online time per day? Maybe that would help you.


Yeah thanks for the tip. Just downloaded FocalFilter.

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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby r6_philly » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:24 pm

Go somewhere to study without bringing your laptop. Go somewhere without the power adapter to your laptop, and don't charge the laptop overnight. Print out your syllabus/reading assignments.

redgreenpaper
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Re: How do you motivate yourself to work?

Postby redgreenpaper » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:13 pm

r6_philly wrote:Go somewhere to study without bringing your laptop. Go somewhere without the power adapter to your laptop, and don't charge the laptop overnight. Print out your syllabus/reading assignments.


I think I have a serious problem. Since my first post I've procrastinated the entire week and tried many methods but nothing has worked.




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