Yes… school sucks at times.
Teachers can be complete idiots with more control of your life then you’d ever want. Other students can make The Lord of The Flies seems like a bit of a vacation. There is a constant flow of boring assignments and then, when you least expect it, you get a flow of seemingly impossible assignments.
There are a lot of ways to handle this.
If you have the good sense then the best solution is to fool yourself into thinking you’re just failing to interpret the situation correctly. Sometimes your perspective on a situation can make it look a little ridiculous. If you think someone is doing something absolutely absurd then you probably just don’t understand why they’re doing it. If you had their perspective then you’d probably completely understand their decision making process… probably.
While you may feel bad when the jerk in class says some nasty comment about that something you’re sensitive about, you can take comfort in the thinking about how miserable that person must be to be spending so much time thinking about someone as boring as you. Do they really have nothing better to amuse themselves? You should probably buy them a book or something.
If you don’t have the good sense to convince yourself of this (and you happen to be like me) then you can always just learn to find amusement from it all.
Is your teacher giving you an insane amount of homework around finals time? Well, you should at least be able to laugh at the strangeness of the situation. It’s kind of like watching an old sitcom with cliched jokes you’ve heard told in different ways a thousand times. Sure… it’s not great but shucks, it feels good to laugh. So why the hell not?
For some more ideas on making the best of school you might want to read Q/A – How Can I Enjoy School?.
Maybe you can change the world. Good luck with that. Until then, at least try to get a kick from it.
Do you want to know how to study in less than 15 minutes a night? That’s what this blog is all about. Be sure to check out the archives and follow along. Also, be sure to read the books in the sidebar to learn more.
Leave Procrastination In The Dust! Never EVER let it stop you again.
Doing stuff is easy – sometimes, right?
You only procrastinate the stuff that sucks. You don’t say, “Ahhh… I’ll read that text from my crush later.” Nope. Now… Any pause is intentional and coordinated to respond better.
Here is the problem with academics:
You probably think most academic stuff sucks – at least a little. (Especially compared to other things you could be doing.)
And the thing is:
FORCING YOURSELF TO STUDY JUST MAKES IT WORSE!
You’re slowly hardening your association of school and being miserable.
You need to create positive associations with academics. You want your brain to be getting hyped up and positive when you’re thinking about studying and giving into this internal oligarchical instinct to force yourself to studying – ain’t helpin’.
Chill the internal dictator for a moment…
A big secret: You need to STOP forcing yourself to study so much.
But, if you’re not forcing yourself then how are you going to see those killer straight-a’s that you’re always pining over?
It’s not difficult but it can sound weird to unfamiliar eyes.
Get your copy of my book about How To Get Happier Straight A’s.
It only costs $4.99 (and if these strategies don’t work like magic like it has for thousands of other students then you can get a full refund.)