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I’m Terrible at Studying

Well friends, I’ve come to a horrid realization. I’m a god awful studier. Like truly terrible. As finals week draws closer, this is becoming a bigger and bigger issue (I’m honestly not sure how I’ve not noticed this til now, or how I’ve made it this far in my academic career, for that matter). I have the attention span of a baby goat and I’m sooooo easily distracted. Like the ting doesn’t’t even have to be moving, I’ll still get distracted by it.


Just the other day, I was distracted by the garbage can underneath my desk. Who gets distracted by a frickin garbage can. It’s literally trash (pun oh so intended). The terrible thing is, I wasn’t even doing homework or trying to study, I was looking at the new denim line at Target. I LOVE TARGET. I still managed to lose focus though.


This is me like 4583945% of the time.


Now I know what you’re going to say “Rae omg you probably have ADHD or something, go to a psychiatrist, get some drugs, do SOMETHING!”


  1. I have ADHD.

  2. I’m on medicine for it.



I’ve got a couple theories, but have deduced them down to this: coffee fucks with my focus if I don’t eat the right amount of food with it, and even if I do eat with coffee I’ll still be completely distracted sometimes.


The simple solution would be just to give up coffee, but here’s the thing… I CAN’T. Honest to god, I cannot stay awake if I don’t have caffeine. I even tested the theory one day and practically fell asleep in one of my lectures.



I did the classic rest-head-on-elbow-slam-face-on-desk thing. It was bad.


So basically I either am super spacey and unfocused, or I fall asleep in class. If you have any advice on how I could perhaps better this predicament, let me know.


~Sleeping in Seattle


P.S. I found this gif while searching for that other one of the baby falling asleep and thought it was too cute not to share.

Rae Stoffel is a senior at Butler University studying Journalism with a double minor in French and strategic communications. With an affinity for iced coffee, blazers, and the worlds worst jokes, she calls herself a witty optomistic, which can be heavily reflected in her writing. Stoffel is a Chicago native looking forward to returning to the windy city post graduation. 
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