Complacency

Philippines
November 28, 2012 10:55pm CST
I have been having a hard time with my studies lately. It is because almost everyday, our teachers give us endless and difficult quizzes that make my mind staggering. I am so stressed. But then, I wouldn't be if only I have studied enough. The problem is, I haven't studying enough. I do not really know the main reason, but my mind cannot concentrate if I study. I am too complacent and it gives me guilt. What could I possibly do to get rid of, or at least mitigate this "complacency" issue?
6 responses
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
Studying can sometimes be a drag. It's one thing a lot of us don't like doing, but have to in order to pass a course and graduate eventually. One tip that might help fight off 'complacency' is to have a goal in mind. But this goal shouldn't be trivial or the usual "I want to get a good job and get rich" kind of goal. Think of something deeper than that. Like who would really benefit if you graduate from school. This motivates me to study.
@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
29 Nov 12
I agree. Try also to see the bigger picture, and not just what lies in front of you Don't stop thinking that you need to study so you can have better grades. Expound further, like better grades let you graduate in time, graduating in time lets you get a job of your own or start on your career earlier so you can start working for financial freedom earlier. Also, if it's going to be helpful, go on group studies. If you learn more when someone explains something to you using a different approach, join study groups or talk to your friends so you guys can organize one.
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
Thanks for the tip. I would surely try it. I hope it will work.
@GandharD (148)
• India
29 Nov 12
Hello yuekim123. Student life is indeed busy with studies, completion of assignments, Submission of journals and what not! And Stress behaves as a crucial factor here.... But the stress of Studies, School can be avoided if you indulge yourself in activities you like. Make out some time for your friends, Indulge in hobbies you have.. In my case, I stress myself by just closing my eyes and listening to Good Music! Yes, Music is an essential part of Life! As Music relaxes the mind and it keeps you happy... For concentration, you need to meditate and give some time for praying to god! Never forget God as he is everything! You can't avoid studies on the other hand, as they shape your life, and getting a qualification means a lot for your future... So just focus on your future, prepare accordingly and never leave your hobbird! Love what you do!
• Philippines
10 Dec 12
Yeah, I really love what I'm doing. Thanks for reminding me :)
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
You are not alone in this problem my friend. I have been fighting this issue for so long now that at times I have almost given up. In the end I realized that I have wasted enough time not focusing. Now I am still trying to finish my studies after so many years in college. I know I could have done better but I didn't and I regret that. Take it from me, motivate yourself and just remind yourself of the things you could do after graduating. It's never easy but it's what should be done, right? Good luck to us!
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
I agree. It's very difficult to discipline one's self. But yes, it's the right thing to do, in order for us to reach our goals and eventually be successful someday.
1 Dec 12
I know exactly how you feel! I've been needing to sit down & read a few of my textbooks, but every time I do sit down & start reading, I instantly can't concentrate on the reading one-hundred percent! I've found taking a break between reading each chapter helps a little. It gives your mind resting time. And when I say take a break, getting on Facebook or something similar to that is a bad idea. Once it's time to go back to reading, you'll be wanting to do something more entertaining than read a textbook! Hang in there on the studying! - Also, the healthier your diet is, the more you're supposed to be able to focus on things. That's actually what I've been doing the last couple weeks; trying to stick to eating health instead of eating junk food. I'm hoping it helps me focus better, but there's no guarantee!
• Australia
29 Nov 12
always think positive,refresh your mind everyday..focus of what you wanted in your life,but before that you need to fucos your studies in order to achieve your goal in life.i know you can do it,thats up to you anyway so that you have better concentration in your studies.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
29 Nov 12
You need to focus more on your studies. If you feel that you have less concentration, maybe you need to condition your mind and also think of what good is would bring to you and how it will affect your future.