Here I am trying to study and I get sucked into the maze called the Internet - surfing stuff that is completely unrelated to what I have to do. It is not that I am surfing porn/sports or some useless stuff but I had become a news junkie. I particularly liked op-eds and columns related to politics and current events.
I realised that the best thing to do is to stay away from temptation...so I ventured to the local bookstore. I had tried the local library, too.
The main thing is, getting out to be amongst other people, albeit strangers, seeing the sunshine and the world outside sort of gets you going towards your goal. Sitting all day at home, that too in the depressingly short and gloomy winter days, unshowered, gets to me after some time.
It is not that I did not try. I have tried changing my surfing patterns to sites related to of my field. I do study sometimes, too.
But if the time-wasting goes on for a series of days, it hits me hard. When evening comes and I have nothing to show for it it only makes me sad and angry at myself. That spills over into my relationships and messes up everything.
So get up, get ready (shower, dress, etc.), get out and get going!