Getting through CPA study materials when life happens

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I have been so unmotivated to study for the past week or so. There’s just been too much stress going on in my everyday life for me to feel like I could give studying my all.

I had a major turnaround last night though. I sat down, read an entire chapter and answered the questions at the back of the chapter.

I didn’t do too poorly on the questions either. I feel like this is what I needed.

I deactivated and uninstalled my social media accounts because I caught myself reaching for them way too often.

Now, when I instinctively reach for my phone to go on them, I turn on my flashcards instead. That little bit of extra time here and there will definitely help me.

Life happens. I’ve had to come to realize that even though sometimes things happen, I still have to press through to get through the [A71 product=”combo”]CPA study material[/A71]. I’ve come too far to give up, even if I have considered it a few times.

I have to handle everything and then clear my mind and study. It’s taken me a little while to figure out how to turn everything off to be able to study, but it’s imperative that I do. I’m not the only one going through things, so I hope that realization helps someone else.

Sometimes I just feel hopeless and want to throw my hands up in the air, but that’d get me nowhere and almost certainly another failing score. In a few weeks I’m going to a conference for work so I know I’ll have all that travel time on the plane to study, which is something I’m very much looking forward to.

Every day I try to look up and write a new motivational quote on my board at work. My favorite one so far is simple. “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going” by Beverly Sills.

There are no shortcuts to this test, and it’s definitely worth going forward for; I just have to remember why I’m doing this and I WILL get there. I’ve got a fresh study plan and intend to work Ninja MCQ’s until I can’t anymore.

I WILL pass this test.

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