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Why am I becoming so lazy with schoolwork lately?

leadlolleadlol Registered User Posts: 494 Member
edited March 2010 in High School Life
Like, nowadays, I don't even feel like doing homework, whereas last semester, I felt this necessary urge to complete my homework and study, last semester. I'm still a junior. :/

I haven't even read one page of the new chapter in Pageant this week. Grr. :(

How can I deal with this constant laziness and procrastination? How do I get the drive to do schoolwork again?
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Replies to: Why am I becoming so lazy with schoolwork lately?

  • HarveyLewisHarveyLewis Registered User Posts: 2,200 Junior Member
    Clearly you aren't a senior. Because if you are a senior and you aren't being lazy, there is probably something seriously wrong with you.
    Unhelpful? I'm a senior, I don't have to be helpful! :P
  • applicannotapplicannot Registered User Posts: 4,366 Senior Member
    I've had senioritis since ninth grade. You just push through.
  • sciencefrenchiesciencefrenchie Registered User Posts: 646 Member
    leadlol - I know EXACTLY how you feel. I've been slacking off so much lately...

    Here's the thing, though. At the beginning of my school years is when I do the most work. By the end, I do maybe 2 hours a night (which is probably about a third of what I should be doing). Somehow, I get my best grades at the end of the year.

    It's my only hope...
  • SadHippoSadHippo Registered User Posts: 486 Member
    The biggest reason for laziness is lack of motivation. If you don't feel like it is worth it to try harder in school or don't know where good grades will get you, then you don't feel like trying hard enough. Also, if you have been been bored or depressed recently and have not had many things to do for fun, that may lead to not trying as hard in school. Maybe you are/have been doing assignments because you felt like you were forced to to (because of parents or something) and not because you want to knowing it will be good for you. Usually with happiness you can work harder...
  • bumblebumble Registered User Posts: 700 Member
    i generally work against a cosine curve. the second semester/ end of 2nd quarter to end of 3rd quarter is always my worst. then i pull it up super high-- and somehow can't manage to maintain it at an A+ but it ends up being decent by the end of the year.

    senioritus has def. got the best of me this year ;D
  • BurrrnsBurrrns Registered User Posts: 138 Junior Member
    Originally posted by applicannot
    I've had senioritis since ninth grade. You just push through.

    Ditto, except I haven't excelled at senioritis as much as you have. (Referring to Stanford '14.... Wow...)

    Leadlol, you've probably burned out. This usually happens when you push yourself a bit too much, but not for the right reasons. When the motivation wears off, you're left mentally exhausted...

    Maybe you should balance work/relaxing time. What is the ideal amount of study time per week for YOU? Try to achieve that amount of time, if not more. And this is also as important: after you've set aside some time to do work, set aside some time to relax periodically in order to "recharge" and see the light of day. Keeps motivation up.

    btw i always thought it should have been called "seniorosis". I mean, "senioritis"=the senior is inflamed. "seniorosis"= the illness of being a senior.
  • leadlolleadlol Registered User Posts: 494 Member
    bump.

    Any other ideas, suggestions...? Surely I'm not the only one who has gone through this? lol
  • desi_chickdesi_chick Registered User Posts: 1,692 Senior Member
    Advice? Don't be lazy, it's gonna hit you later.
  • ollegerolleger Registered User Posts: 1,567 Senior Member
    ^ I am just going through it. Idk we had Spring week this week, Spring break in next next week. March Madness. Basically 0 motivation to do work. On top of that most of my grades are secured As so like I just DGAF now. AND we are having the best weather in months!! How in the world can we NOT be lazy? Guess we caught a case of seinoritis early huh? I guess it happens when you have classes with them.
  • ns2583ns2583 Registered User Posts: 242 Junior Member
    Knowing spring break is 2 weeks away is just making me feel like such a lazy couch potato.. it doesn't help that I can only ever work after 10pm...
  • WartsandallWartsandall Registered User Posts: 14,151 Senior Member
    You should look at the articles on Study Hacks. I've found them to be beneficial.
  • glassesarechicglassesarechic Registered User Posts: 5,487 Senior Member
    ^major, major ditto
  • dropDEADdropDEAD Registered User Posts: 80 Junior Member
    I won't even be able to relax on Spring Break -_-
    I have an AP Psych outline and an English paper to do -__-
  • InvoyableInvoyable Registered User Posts: 3,582 Senior Member
    I've had it for the longest time, just couldn't bring myself to study or do any labor work.

    It's kinda meh because I actually don't hate academics or anything like that, understanding and learning some concepts is decent and whatnot, but I just can't work or do some tedious memorization, and as a result screw up my grades that are moreorless a measure of my achievement rather than aptitude.
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