This is what I did. I looked at the homework and the pain of having to do it kept me from doing it. It's human nature to want to avoid things that we find painful or uncomfortable, like the DMV. But I thought about how much would it hurt if I don't do it. The consequences of not doing your work REALLY hurt lol. I learned my lesson.
"Eat the frog" It's a book and pretty much the idea behind it is if you know you have to eat a frog, just do it now and get it over with. Don't stress about it the whole day and keep pushing it aside. That's how I treat anything. I get so frustrated when I think about the things I have to do. It really kills my mood so I just do it now and get it over with. I'll listen to music or have some background noise. what ever helps me get it done.
You are definitely right with that. Of course I know what it will lead to not doing my work. Well I guess it's still the best way to just get it done...but it will be hard to transfer this method on physics (my main course yay! xD) Thanks for your advice anyway, helped me today with a presentation, I should get a different view on thinks like this after all...
When you get a chance, go to this Youtube channel [link] this dude will motivate the hell out of you. I lost 70 lbs and built some muscle because of him. I hate studying but I studied excessively to take my personal training exam and passed, among other things. It really helped me get motivated to change my life and I hope it does the same for you.
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Think of it like exercise, force yourself. Don't associate the studying with negative things like "pain in the ass" or "UGGGGH!" just change the way you think of it instead to "exercise" "challenge" and " mental toughness" Thinking can always change experience and visa versa. Just utilize the weapons you have, for instance, you are a photographer, you know all about lenses and focus, lighting and things like that, so think of your studies as a subject for your photos... for the subject to look good you need to put it in the right focus, wait for the right lighting and have steady hands to take the picture. Light would be thoughts, how you think of it will light it differently. Also having the right time of day effects how well you perform. Focus would be mental focus, and like camera focus it needs adjustment to get it right. Lastly steady yourself by remaining calm and committed, keeping in mind that "my patience will have a reward" Hope it helps.
Find a way to reward yourself. Read a chapter of homework then you can take a 5 min break and eat ice cream. Change your thoughts from "this is boring" to "this isn't that bad" or "this isn't so hard, I'm getting this done so quickly." These motivational thoughts can help you stop procrastinating.
But really, just buck up and learn some self control and do your work.