SOG

‘SOG’, a dutch abbreviation to designate you’re not working on your study. Literally translated it means ‘Study Evasiveness’. It is a weird phenomenon, you studied for a long time (you think it’s a long time, but it’s actually just one hour) and then you get distracted by something, it could be anything.

From that moment on you can’t concentrate on what you are supposed to study, you’re just doing other stuff. Some people watch youtube video’s, other people press the next button on their music player too much (like me) and what most people do is refreshing all sorts of sites too many times, Facebook addicts anyone?

But you’re not doing it with the intention to not study, you’ll think “Oh, I will do this just for a few minutes and then I’ll go on studying”. If you’re playing a game you’re actually doing something different then studying with the intention to game. The same is with working, you’re not working because you need to study.

It comes down to the simple vicious circle:

  1. You’re not gaming, working on a project or doing something with your family because you need to study.
  2. You’re not studying because you don’t have the self discipline to do it.

Which comes down to the fact that you’re actually doing nothing.

Wow, I wasted 15 minutes of my precious study time again :’)

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