Hmm, never thought about the motivational tapes. What types of motivational stuff did you listen to? I've noticed there is some music that puts me in a more productive state so I've been listening to that when I need to be productive.
Cutting out forums and online time entirely would be a good idea, but this is also sort of a "state break" for me. A way to clear my head and recharge my focus a bit. I might try a week without forums and see if I notice a difference.
Yeah, I think I'm the same with the subjects as a natural thing. The subject material of any one class by itself is pretty easy for me to comprehend. I think I'm getting stuck in the mode of "omg all of this needs to be done by THEN" thing, though, which does create a bit of an overwhelm at times.
Thanks for the tips. Very much appreciated.