How do you guys study? After I passed my 1st exam, my studying stopped (I think I was overconfident). I took my 2nd exam and got my ass kicked. I deleted my social media, but I'm still zoning out.

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Deleting social media is the best first step. I sit down with a cup of green tea and tell myself, okay I'm gonna listen to this lecture it's only XX mins and then do the mcqs after with some concentration music. It's not classical music but those iso tones and binural beats. I feel like that gets me in the zone to concentrate and retain the information. You've gotta give yourself motivation or there's no way you're going to want to do it. Positive encouraging thoughts to yourself is the only way you're gonna get through it, as cheesy as it may sound.

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I will give matcha a try :)

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Aw thanks!! I really do feel like zoning out. Mainly because I get really sleepy. How do you fight off the sleep urges (besides coffee--it upsets my stomach lol)?

I don't drink coffee either! It also makes me sick. Matcha green tea is definitely my go-to! And honestly working out gives me energy. Besides that I just need to get enough sleep to actually be productive in anything I do haha

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