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The all-too-familiar all nighter -_-
What have I done...
I kept putting projects off. Now I have 3 things due tomorrow, here I am at 10:34 pm. The good news is that I did get started a couple of hours ago after looking on this site and reading other posts. I don't know about any of you, but I have this horrible habit of doing short bursts of work and then rewarding myself with more than double the time I did work for. Not exactly productive. This is all a work in progress. I really have to fight the loneliness but knowing that I can come here is better than nothing. So after I post this, it's back to work for me because I have no choice!
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Hello Kim, and welcome! I
Hello Kim, and welcome!
I can absolutely, totally relate to your habit. For me, it started in late highschool, when I would regularly stay up to ungodly hours of the morning to finish even the most minimal amount of schoolwork, often starting work around midnight.
In college, I've done little better: in the past few years I've pretty much locked myself into this habit of pulling an all-nighter if I have a major assignment due, even if the assignment would normally take only several hours. There hasn't been a single test I've taken that I didn't stay up the entire night cramming for.
I've tried to legitimize the problem by telling myself that it's becasue I'm a "night person"... but honestly there is no excuse to hide the fact the problem is in every way one of procrastination.
The good news is I did complete one thing last night at around 2am. I had to go to sleep because I just couldn't stay up all night. I have a couple of hours now to work on my other two projects, and have decided I'm going to use my last absence from class to stay home and work on it. I do have to finish it today though or I will keep putting it off. One of the worst things about procrastinating is that when push comes to shove, I end up having to come up with BS excuses to cover for myself and I feel like such a horrible person afterwards.
just wanted to say im in the same boat and im with you guys ...
hope everyone is making some progress. i hope i will too.
I've spent the last four or so nights awake but mostly because of one day that I just stayed up too late doing nothing that messed up my circadian rhythm.
The loneliness does suck. I have an exam in two days too. I feel like I'm close to prepared with only one chapter to go
And I'm really close to failing a course T_T which is probably a worse position than you're in. Need an 80 to pass D:
I don't know if you are still there, but I am up at 3am to finish something that was due on Monday...
Good luck with finishing all your work!