I Can't Stay Focused Sometimes

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    OK, time to get serious.

    I VOW, that for the next 1 hour. 60 minutes. That I will study. I will not take my eyes off of the quizlet.com web page that holds all my flash cards. I will do one after another after another because I know this is the best way to learn for me as opposed to slowly reading...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84
    26-30, F
    Dec 2, 2015

    Doing It Right Now..

    i'm suppose to study for this exam i have on monday, but here i am writing on EP. The thing is, this exam is for a subject that isn't really that important, which is why our Dean decided to remove it from the list of subjects to study, starting next year. My colleagues and I are...
    deleted deleted
    May 26, 2012

    Sometimes more like 24/7.

    ADHD sucks.... I think about so many things tht sometimes I depress my self, I feel lonely have of the time, and apparently I tire out ppl Bc I'm random...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 8, 2015

    Can't Stay Focused Sometimes

    I am not sure if it's my age that has something to do with me not being able to focus or if it's something that has been since I was a child.....I try to focus but I am easily distracted. I love to read but I am not able to focus on what I am reading. I tend to drift off in my...
    VisionofHope923 VisionofHope923
    41-45, F
    Aug 16, 2012

    I'm trying to write this paper

    but I can't!! I'm so tired I'm Layin in bed. I can't focus
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678
    22-25, F
    Apr 19, 2016

    Math Class

    I don't pay attention in that class. I look at the board, listen to everything my teacher says, but I can not absorb it. I have to read the text book on my own if I plan on learning anything. I don't know how to fix that nasty habit, but I'm trying!
    mixedview mixedview
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2008


    I find it difficult to stay focused often. The more boring the task, the less I can focus. This doesn't make school work easy. It's odd, because depending on the task I can perform perfectly in the midst of distraction. On the other hand, if it's a task I find uninteresting I...
    TheEvilLeaper TheEvilLeaper
    26-30, M
    Apr 8, 2010

    I should be sleeping,

    but I've got a chemistry test tomorrow, so I decided to stay up for a bit longer and study. But here's the thing! Jazz keeps running through my head, I can't get my favorite pieces out, so I can't focus on chemistry. Also, I'm thinking about my sexuality. And even though...
    BroguesAndJeans BroguesAndJeans
    18-21, F
    Feb 1, 2015

    Not a Visual Learner!

    When I was fourteen, I learned about the different types of learning: visual, aural and kinaesthetic. I thought I was a visual learner. I was probably in denial, because now, I like to hear my information, and I usually get it written down faster than everyone else in class; some...
    squishedbanana squishedbanana
    18-21, F
    Jan 21, 2008

    Talking On the Phone

    I just finished talking to my friend on the phone and I realized that I cannot stay focused on her voice when I talk to her on the phone. It's not like she's a boring person, it's just that there's too many distractions of something. Face-to-face I'm fine but on the phone it just...
    BleedingMascara BleedingMascara
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Mar 3, 2008

    Unless Important

    Uh huh. I sometimes have the smallest attention span you could ever think was possible. My mind just keeps wandering to other things and I don't make much of an effort to stay focused unless its something really important that I need to focus on.
    Luangi Luangi
    18-21, F
    Jan 20, 2008

    I'm in college and have ADD.

    I tend to stare out the window (when there is one) and/or space off into my own little world… I hate it sometimes
    Brianna43 Brianna43
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 15, 2015
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