I failed my test but learned

Alinoor Accoy
2 min readDec 24, 2021

Get rid of distractions


I opened my microbiology book and try to read. I was reading the words but my mind is thinking about going out with friends, watching the new Netflix series or travel to an Island in the Philippines.

I heard a sound on my phone, I stopped reading. I picked up my phone and there’s a snap from my friend showing his tattoo on a private part that made me laugh.

I continued with watching Tiktok and YouTube videos. I forgot about studying my lessons and I failed my test.

Whose fault is it? Mine.

Why? Because I let all the distraction control me instead of doing what is important.

I decided that it’s time for some change. It can’t be like this forever or else I will lose the most important thing I have. Time.

What should I do?

Remove Phone Distractions

I decided to delete the applications on my phone that waste my time. I know this will make me feel the so called “Fear of Missing Out” (FOMO). No more updates for a new dance craze or a trendy outfit. But on the positive note, it gives my mind a space to prioritize what truly matters. I’d rather spend time with my family and friends than be on my phone.

Plan your day

I try my best to always to always plan what I want to do every day. You can write it on your phone but I recommend buying a journal. It’s the best decision I’ve made. It helps me check what I needed to do. That makes me productive because every time I got the things to do all checked, I give myself a reward. Maybe an ice cream or chocolate cake? I’ll think about it.

Go out and take a walk

If you’re an introvert like me who loves staying in my room and just read books. Sometimes it feels exhausting to not have fresh air. Taking a walk while just watching the random things around me feels good. The trees, the running kids, and the smiling neighbors. It gives me the vibe to be thankful because I’m alive in this beautiful world.

Now, start getting rid of all the distractions in your life. I promise it’s worth it!

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Alinoor Accoy

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