What are some?

I'm a college student and I have a really hard time getting to work and studying consistently. I probably have ADHD but I don't want to waste my hard-earned money on a psychiatrist for a useless diagnostic. I know people who just take modafinil/ritalin when they need it but I'd rather avoid drugs/medications.

One thing I've noticed is that when people expect me to do something, or when my work is to be directly graded and compared with others, I get very motivated and productive. But alas there's no such competition/camaraderie in college and I'm all by myself. So what usually happens is that I do nothing for 3 months then try to cram an entire semester's worth of classes in seven little days before the exams.

Tl;dr: college student, can't get to work, can't study consistently, what do

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  1. 1 month ago
    all fields

    why did you go to college?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Because you can't get a comfortable high-paying job without a degree. Also why the spices?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Because you can't get a comfortable high-paying job without a degree.
        why do you desire a comfortable, high-paying job.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Because money is the only guarantee of a comfortable life. Being able to own your home and consume as you wish.

          >Also why the spices?
          cause IQfy is not your blog but your in my path

          you sure do seem to like talking about yourself on social media

          I thought the blogpost was necessary to provide some context to my question but you can very well disregard it.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You should really challenge that assumption that a comfortable life is value able, that money will bring you ownership and that it can buy things worth consuming.

            Character, the quality of handling adversity, isnt built in comfort, and its lack of is the only reason people really desire comfort, vicious cycle.

            Money is year 60 into global fiat, i have 5000 years of history books to tell you that by 2030 you'll own nothing and be happy.

            try a tomateo from a garden vs one from a store, a loaf of bread made from einkorn in a bread machine vs a store bought loaf, same goes for factory farmed meet if you can hunt. Money can buy you cheap imitations

            I'll say to you perhaps you know this subconsicously, which is why your not motivated to rat race.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            If he wouldn't go to uni he would do nothing and be gaming all day.

            https://i.imgur.com/lqgGcd8.jpg

            I'm a college student and I have a really hard time getting to work and studying consistently. I probably have ADHD but I don't want to waste my hard-earned money on a psychiatrist for a useless diagnostic. I know people who just take modafinil/ritalin when they need it but I'd rather avoid drugs/medications.

            One thing I've noticed is that when people expect me to do something, or when my work is to be directly graded and compared with others, I get very motivated and productive. But alas there's no such competition/camaraderie in college and I'm all by myself. So what usually happens is that I do nothing for 3 months then try to cram an entire semester's worth of classes in seven little days before the exams.

            Tl;dr: college student, can't get to work, can't study consistently, what do

            I have a similar problem (special interests related avoidant behavior).
            Talking to a psy*chologist* (very much a valid option) has helped me realize this. I have not yet talked about therapy and the solution in my case (related to low interest in my classes) might involve changing my subject.
            A bad thing is to be quiet about it to everyone (like me)

            >I probably have ADHD but I don't want to waste my hard-earned money on a psychiatrist for a useless diagnostic. I know people who just take modafinil/ritalin when they need it but I'd rather avoid drugs/medications.

            I don't understand why would it be an useless diagnostic. If you don't want to take meds that's fine (even the most moronic israeli psych will tell you drugs aren't even half of the battle here) but you should discuss it with a pro to figure it out and learn how to cope with your illness (or personality/way of being, I don't want to do the whole debate again)
            ADHD isn't automatically lazyness, and vice versa. You might even have a nutritional inbalance which causes the lack of willpower and/or easy exhaustion. It needs to be explored in a way introspection sometimes falls short.
            >Tl;dr: college student, can't get to work, can't study consistently, what do
            You should google this. There are so many practical methods and you need to try each (reasonable) one to figure out which suits you the best. I will say that's its an actually hard uphill battle to get your shit together, and I'm willing to guess you've never truly put in effort in your entire life to make or accomplish something that's actually hard. The worst part is that it starts gradually until the big changes come. You look after yourself and the smallest of your enviroments and start trekking all the way to tackling hard habits such as intense studying, proper working out, finance management, etc.
            And even so, you might fail permanently at any stage of the process. You might even die. So figure out who you are and what do you really want first

            >nutritional inbalance
            second this. My lack of B12 could have been involved in my unorganized behaviour and maybe even sleep issues in the past.
            Learning to cook your own food may be a good way to organize and get a feeling for what you want to eat.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >I thought the blogpost was necessary to provide some context to my question but you can very well disregard it.

            sage is a bit more nuanced than disregardment, its more a politness to the rest of the board whilst we keep talking

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            that "politeness" is meaningless in the age of the catalog

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Also why the spices?
        cause IQfy is not your blog but your in my path

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    you sure do seem to like talking about yourself on social media

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      you sure do seem gay

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Meth and cocaine mostly.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >he only operates through social pressures
    have some autonomy bro

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    weed + cardio

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I might as well just shave your head and buy a new hairbrush

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I probably have ADHD but I don't want to waste my hard-earned money on a psychiatrist for a useless diagnostic. I know people who just take modafinil/ritalin when they need it but I'd rather avoid drugs/medications.

    I don't understand why would it be an useless diagnostic. If you don't want to take meds that's fine (even the most moronic israeli psych will tell you drugs aren't even half of the battle here) but you should discuss it with a pro to figure it out and learn how to cope with your illness (or personality/way of being, I don't want to do the whole debate again)
    ADHD isn't automatically lazyness, and vice versa. You might even have a nutritional inbalance which causes the lack of willpower and/or easy exhaustion. It needs to be explored in a way introspection sometimes falls short.
    >Tl;dr: college student, can't get to work, can't study consistently, what do
    You should google this. There are so many practical methods and you need to try each (reasonable) one to figure out which suits you the best. I will say that's its an actually hard uphill battle to get your shit together, and I'm willing to guess you've never truly put in effort in your entire life to make or accomplish something that's actually hard. The worst part is that it starts gradually until the big changes come. You look after yourself and the smallest of your enviroments and start trekking all the way to tackling hard habits such as intense studying, proper working out, finance management, etc.
    And even so, you might fail permanently at any stage of the process. You might even die. So figure out who you are and what do you really want first

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just go outside bro

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You're a procrastinator. Read this: https://waitbutwhy.com/2013/10/why-procrastinators-procrastinate.html This is one of the best articles I've ever read on the subject.

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