what do you do when u are with an immense block for studying? Just let it pass and study tomorrow?
Go for a walk, get outside,do some exercise, make yourself nice food or a nice drink, take a shower, take a bath, take a nap, listen to some upbeat music, read/watch/play something to escape from study mode and anxiety for an hour, let your brain think of other stuff and unwind- give yourself a set break time to reset yourself, a set break time where you are allowed to stop studying and chill, rather than procrastinating and doing that stuff anyway but feeling guilty - if that means taking the day off, do it, guilt free, so you are energised to tackle it again. Study a different topic than the one you are blocked on, maybe one you are better at or at least enjoy more - you will be more productive rather than wasting time not studying the difficult one, try some new approaches, like youtube video tutorials, audio books, websites, get a browser control app like Self Control, and block procrastination websites for a few hours, with breaks in between, put your phone in another room, or give it to someone for a few hours, give yourself small goals so you can feel good about ticking them off, always accept that you will most always do less in a day than you set out to do, and that’s fine, DO NOT pull all nighters for studying, especially coming up to and before the exam, sleep is worth so much more than no sleep cramming (which is always a bad idea and will often do more damage than good)
Everyone is different, and different approaches work for different people, but this kind of stuff has helped me through my academic career. I hate studying. I hate it. Study weeks leading up to exams are my most hated things. They’re shitty, they’re hard, they give me a metric tonne of anxiety to the point where I make myself ill, and they always seem like they last for years whilst simultaneously never being enough time. And there is that unique kind of self hate you get from seemingly being incapable of doing anything. But you just gotta get through it, and you gotta be nice to yourself and your brain, or else you will burn out. Accept that you will have bad days. Feel good about the good days. Too much stress and guilt is always going to be detrimental to your performance, you need to pace yourself and give yourself frequent breaks or rewards, or else you are going to procrastinate anyway and feel even worse.
Also, do not compare the pace you are going to to that of others - I am a really slow worker, and seeing other people fly through lectures and topics in the library or whatnot used to really stress and bum me out, but I can’t work that fast, and I retain the information much better when I work at my own pace. You don’t want to fly through a topic and not take anything in, wasting that time.
Christmas 1860. It happened once. Just once, and it’s… gone, it’s finished. It’ll never happen again. Except for you. You can go back and see days that are dead and gone, a hundred thousand sunsets ago. No wonder you never stay still.
Okay here ya go! I hope you like this random animation! Basically Jack seeing Rhys in his new get-up for the first time, and Rhys trying it for the first time blah blah (idk XD) It was done quite quickly so excuse the lack of scenery :3 Hope you like it anyway!
I’ve drawn more frequently this past month than I have in a long time. And a lot of it isn’t anything huge or spectacular but I’m happy to finally be getting back into the feel of it. Who would’ve thought that leggy eggys and a bunch of sharkos would be the things to get me back on track.