Hi, I suspect that many of you have experience learning independently. I have a few questions and perhaps reading how you guys work things out - whether in college or grad school - could help me. I have horrible time management skills* and find it hard to stay put. I might have ADD and I will only know for sure (?) by the end of the month. In the meantime, I still need to work. I tried to develop a "coping mechanism" but it's not working brilliantly so far. It basically consists of sitting down and working at something, say math. The instant I get bored and when I'm about to get off my chair to do a few laps (I walk a lot around the house and in the yard - probably a few hours/day), I will instead sit down and work on something else. This time, physics. And so forth. The problem with this method is it's not very efficient. I can't think of any other way to work better but I figure it's better to work a little than not work at all. The other frustrating part is it's not that the material I'm studying is particularly hard either (probably one of the reasons my mind races so often)! Opinions? Experiences? (not just pertaining to my situation but to yours as well, if possible) *To echo what twofish said about money: if I can't figure out how to make use of a little amount of time, the problem will persist and even when I do have a lot of time, I won't end up doing much. I can very easily myself get stuck in that kind of loop and I want/need out.