Post # 1
Alright, Bees. This is my first semester of grad school (master’s program) and I have been out of college for a few years now. Before school started, I was very much focused on my relationship with my SO and couldn’t seem to get marriage off of my mind. I attributed it to really having nothing else to focus on so it is where my mind always wandered. However, now that school has started (and the semester is half over already!) I still cannot seem to get it out of my brain and off of my mind!! I feel like my school work may be suffering because I cannot seem to focus and concentrate! (It is not suffering yet- I am doing great so far but I seem to be procrastnating a lot and making it much harder on myself than it should be.) Maybe it is because it is all new to me again and I got out of my school-groove. I guess I need to figure out how to get my focus on my school work so I can further my career, as I know that is definitely more important at the moment. My SO is not going anywhere and I know he is working on a plan to propose within the next year. Anyone have any advice on getting back into the school-groove and getting your mind off of unrelated issues?
Post # 2
It might help you to separate school and home – maybe by completing school work on campus, in a library, or some other place where you only do school work? That’s worked really well for one of my classmates (I’m in grad school too). Home is totally separate from school and she does everything for school on the campus, so that when she goes home, she can just do home-stuff.
Post # 3
It’s tough to focus on school after a break. Break the work down into manageable bites. Also, working out was helpful to me.
Post # 4
Thanks. I think I am going to have to try that. I tend to try to work on the couch and it does not often work out very well! I went to the local public library today and that seemed to help quite a bit!
Thanks! Breaking it down would definitely help, espicially with my procrastination so that it doesn’t all pile up at one time!
Post # 5
I haven’t even HAD a break from studying and I’m struggling – 3 weeks into my first semester. Mainly due to mystery health issues that really take most of my energy from me. Urgh, I honestly don’t know how I am going to survive this whole year of full time study 🙁
I’m having a hard time because this is a different university than where I completed my bach degree so everything is new again and their online library system is really crappy to navigate!!!!!!! To top it off, next week I have to fly to the other side of the country for an intensive ‘block training’ week. I’m going to fall asleep in class….
SO here I am procrastinating once again.. hahahaha
Post # 6
Oh man I know how you feel! I am graduating in May and the first and last semesters are the hardest. It’s tough to get in the swing of things and then it’s tough to focus when you know you’re almost done. I set aside a specific time of day to study and do school stuff. For me, I have 7-9 at night and since I’m an early bird I get up at 5:30 and study until 7am. Good luck! Eventually it all works out.
Post # 7
Sorry about your health issues! But I know exactly what you mean about the new university and everything being new! I did my undergrad at a super tiny private liberal arts university and now I am at one of the largest public universities in my state and the differences are HUGE!! It was so weird getting used to everything and how different it is here (and still getting used to it!) Don’t fall asleep in class!! You’ve got it! 🙂
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation!! And thank you for the advice. I think I am slowly starting to get it figured out. 🙂
Post # 8
- Wedding: May 2017 - Northern Territory, Australia
I am having the same problem at the moment… cannot stop thinking about the wedding and am itching to actually properly plan it! I know I don’t need to right now as it’s 2 years away but I have spent the last year just studying and not sure how I will manage this year (my final year for undergrad). Luckily over here in Aus my postgrad is only 6 months but at a firm working full time.