Originally Posted by Teger
if you need adderall to study you're doing it wrong
You know how you don't get distracted? Take away all stimulation of any sort. No music. Turn off your phone. Turn off your wi-fi (or, if you need to look up papers, greenlight only specific sites - add to the list as needed - essentially, create a big energy barrier to your being able to access the internet.) Lock your door. Ignore your friends. Sit and work. Take away anything else (shitty novels, magazines, etc...) that might distract you. Write a list (pen and paper) of things you need to do, and the estimated amount of time needed for each task. Do each task. Do not get up for any reason other than to use the restroom or to get a drink of water. If you get hungry, Tough. Every hour, on the hour, do something that gets your blood pumping and prevents you from falling asleep. For, it's burpees and pushups. Get back to work immediately.
It's really fucking easy to do. Doesn't take any special talent. Doesn't take drugs. Just takes discipline.