Writing Challenge: Dec 2, 2017

Prompt: Write about how it feels when you can’t focus


Below is a description of my attempts to study for finals.

Maybe it’s not that I Can’t focus, it’s more that I don’t want to focus. I have so many other things I’d rather be doing than studying. I could be watching a movie or taking a walk. I could be having lunch with a friend, reading a book, surfing the internet… and you want me to do homework?

I made feeble efforts to do what I should. I took out my computer and my books. I laid them all out in order of due dates and time it would take to complete. I prioritized my work- I opened the tabs and the correct pages… then I just didn’t do it. I’d do 5 minutes of homework, then watch Netflix for 20. I read 2 pages of my book, then watched 3 YouTube videos. I write a paragraph, then make myself a snack.

I told myself I would do it, but I just can’t focus. It’s a Sunday afternoon. I just want to enjoy myself and relax, not spend my time doing more work.

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