(Sorry if this has been done before)
It's getting to the point where I'm turning in really low quality work for my classes because I spend so much more time goofing off that I start it really late and only due to a sense of urgency that I won't get enough time to sleep if I don't finish it right then and there.
Even when I tell myself that I have to focus this time so I don't screw up, I checking back in on somewhere that I'm engaged in to see if anything new has happened (here, Facebook, Tumblr, YouTube, etc). Then I end up thinking that doing one little thing won't hurt but eventually it piles up and then I'm up late at night miserable and stressed. And then I stay up even later to finish the work and sleep deprive myself by doing so.
It's especially bad on YouTube because I'll suddenly remember a video (usually Kelly Clarkson-related) that I wanted to look up a while ago but forgot to and then I spend time watching videos. Today I spent time watching this really funny and cute couple playing video games. It was fun to watch but now I'm kind of regretting it. Also I'm taking time out of my work to make this thread haha...
Also this is kind of more of a 7 so/sx-ish question (mentioning @skylights because of the 7 wing and @EJCC because of the 7 soul child) but how do you pass up on social activities even though it could cause you inconveniences in the future? On Sunday I turned in really horrible work because I got a last minute invite to go with some friends to visit the Metropolitan Museum. On a much smaller scale, even someone messaging me on Skype or on the phone can be distracting (damn you @Elfboy!) but I don't want to log off or turn off my phone because I might miss out on something important. So the whole social realm of my life can be really pulling me away from responsibilities I should really be taking care of.
Listening to music to help me zone out tends to work the opposite direction because I end up singing, dancing, or staring off into the night lights thinking my life, what I want from it, and what's in store for it. As an alternative I'm hoping listening to this will help: http://coffitivity.com/
Or maybe that website that loops Animal Crossing music, with the song depending on the hour.
Oh god tangents.
Anyway thanks for listening!