Fiona Byrne, 20, who is studying Business & Management in DIT, is worried that she is nowhere near as stressed as she should be in order to make her bother her hole to study for her end of year exams.
Fiona has missed the majority of her lectures during the last semester and really feels that she should be studying a whole lot more than what she has been.
However, this past week, she has spent most of her time in numerous pubs around Dublin, preparing to develop full blown alcoholism that will stay with her for the greater part of her life.
Speaking earlier to The Potato, Fiona commented:
Yeah like, I haven’t done a tap and I know I should. I mean there’s nothing actually stopping me from studying now, but I just don’t feel stressed enough to do anything. I really hope I get an onset of anxiety in the next day or two, because these exams are coming up fast.
Fiona couldn’t comment any further because she was nursing through another pint of cider with the lads in Flannery’s, because she’s gas craic like that.
Many students around the country rely on stress and panic to motivate them to study. The increase in good weather has also served as a distraction too. Students are now spending more time sitting on grass, buying Choc Ices and surprising themselves with a newly found love of Frisbee.
Although students could make the personal decision to study regardless of their stress levels, research has shown that Irish students respond best to stress that manifests itself with crippling chest pains, insomnia and an overall belief that they’re not good enough nor will they ever be.
Student’s appear to be motivated by misery and this good weather, following on from a bank holiday weekend, appears to have repressed these symptoms, preventing students from doing the study they need to.
Many are hoping that a nice spell of rain combined with some Prime Time and Vincent Browne, should help depress students to a point where their repressed levels of anxiety resurface, giving them the motivation they need to study again.
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