Hello everyone, I am currently a sophmore in university currently studying computer science. I don’t know if this is the right place to ask this, but I need some help when it comes to concentration and trying to stay focused on work.
I’ve had some minor problems with concentrating in freshman year of college, but everyone has that sort of thing, especially early on in the school year. After freshman year, I thought I would get over that sort of thing to some degree, but it feels like it is getting worse. Every time I look at any of my coursework, I feel incredibly overwhelmed. Besides Discrete Structures and my programming course to some extent, my coursework is far from the hardest in the world, but I have so much work to do every week. I know that I have the mental capacity to understand almost everything in my courses, it’s just that I feel so incredibly burdened I just kind of shut down and slack off. This is especially bad because I have a lot of deadlines to meet. It’s almost like I find learning a chore and I don’t really want to do it. I normally do enjoy learning about things, but lately it feels like I’m hitting my head against a wall or my brain is short circuiting.
I have no idea if I’m just complaining too much or if something is not right. What do you guys do when you are in a situation just like myself? Is there any tips I can use so that I can get my drive to study and learn again?