A Brief Tutorial On How To Do Homework When You're Depressed
When you are depressed, it can be hard to do just about anything, let alone complete your homework. It is hard to complete your homework when you are in a good mood. It can be even harder to do it when you are depressed. Here is a brief tutorial that will help you make it through completing your homework.
- Play upbeat classical music in the background
- Try to work with a friend
- Take it in smaller portions
- Take more frequent breaks
Put on some upbeat classical music when you are doing your homework. It will help you pick up your attitude enough to make it through the assignments. It may also help stimulate the brain so that the homework comes a little easier to you and you can then focus your attention and hopefully get the other thoughts out of your head.
Work with a friend or a team if you can. They will help to keep you on track and will be able to initiate some of the analysis part of the assignments. You can also work with a tutor in a one on one setting and that may help you get over your situation long enough to complete the assignment.
Do small portions of your assignment at a time. Try not to leave a lot of work for yourself. Do little pieces because they may take you longer than usual when you are depressed.
Get up and go for a walk. Go to the bathroom. Grab a snack. Reward yourself for your accomplishments. If you get a page of homework done or a certain goal completed, take a break and go do something and then come back to it.
When you are depressed, it is physically and mentally difficult to do a lot of things. However, you have to force yourself to do certain things or the consequences can be severe. Not completing your homework can cause you to fail your class and that will only make thing worse. You can follow this advice to help yourself push through and get the work done. It will help you complete the assignments and get through another day. You could also use that little bit of time to not think about what has you depressed. It is an escape and that can be beneficial as well.