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Here it is again.  Another day to study, Yes, I'm ready.  Got the coffee, headphones on and computer fired up.  Wait.  Gotta go eat first.  Can't study on an empty stomach and I have this box of Betty Crocker Rice Blend All purpose flour that I've never used.  Hmmmm, what can I make...............

I'm back, made some great waffles with the BC flour and Almond flour but left the kitchen a mess cuz I really have to study now.  So I did and got through one whole module AND took the test.  Yeah.  Ok on to the  next module, oh wait them Winchester boys are on and they are just so damn cute.  One episode won't hurt, right?  Ohhh, they are being hunted by demons again and ........wait..........study.  OK gotta go back and study.  

Here's the thing.  To study,  you have to have the right environment.  Having the TV in the room with the computer is not a great combo.  I did  turn the TV off, though come on, Jensen Ackles what kind of eye candy is that!  Do guys like that really exist in this world.  Look procrastinating again.  When I was in college I could focus and study the crap out of anything.  Now, not so much.  There always seems to be  some type of distraction especially with the computer itself.  Pinterest, Twitter, Facebook, Google plus, Tumbler, I think you get the picture.  They all seem to call out when you sit down to study "come look at me".  I just know that Karen Alpert from Baby Sideburns  must have another blog posting.  Her stuff makes coffee come out my nose and who doesn't need that every day!  So if you really want to get work done at the computer, close out and sign out from all your social sites.  I know, I know, it's painful.  Think of all the things you'll miss.  No, wait don't think about it because you'll go and look.  Keep the TV off.  Keep the social media sites closed.  If you need, have some quite background music.  Not loud, you'll end up singing along and then possible getting up and dancing. There is even the possibility that you will look up the video on YouTube. It's all so distracting.

Here's another thing, don't eat a big, heavy breakfast (or lunch).  You will end up needing a  nap.  Have a light but filling meal.  Bring water to your study area.  Bring one or two light snacks with you.  Nuts are always a good snack to bring unless your allergic to nuts, then don't eat them.  I like walnuts and macadamia's.  

Take breaks.  Trying to stay in one place will only increase the need for distractions.  Study one hour.  Get up, stretch, jog in place, dance, throw your arms in the air, anything to get the blood flowing again.  The break should be at least 10 minutes but no longer then 20.  This is NOT the time to check your social media unless you can do it while moving around.  I can, hell isn't that what a smart phone is all about!

One more thing, we all hear about Ergonomics.  Even at home you should have a comfortable place to study or work on your computer.  Not so comfortable that you doze off, done that.  Drooling is just not pretty. Have a good chair, I picked mine up at Staples.  Yep, they sell chairs also and they go on sale all the time. The only problem, this chair is REALLY comfortable.  That's where the drooling came in, it leans back.  It's at the right height so that my arms are flat, the computer screen is at eye level and my knees are at a 90 degree angle (too much description?)  

So there it is, my study habits in a nut shell.  Though as you can see, I should be studying but here I am, posting to my blog and doodling.  I love to doodle.  I do it a lot especially when studying.  Bad girl.

Ohh, Bones is on............

Enjoy life!

Tammie

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