Can't stay focused on homeschool?

Question:I'm having no motivation to finish all my blocks by December in order to go to the highschool and grad from there, what can I do to make me do my homeschool work?

Answers:
You have to ask yourself if you really want to go to the high school and graduate from there. If you don't, then that has to stop being your focus.

Whatever your goal, figure it out. Since you apparently don't have an interest in just learning and doing the material, your focus is going to have to be on the goal. Maybe it'll still be to finish by Dec. If that's the case, write it down:

I will finish my blocks by December 1.

After that, you need to break down how much you need to get done each month to finish by then. Once that's done, figure out how much you need to get done this week. Then, on a daily basis, you figure out how much to do so that you'll be done your week's goals.

After that, it's all up to you: you need to MAKE yourself do it. The best way is to probably set up a schedule that you make yourself follow--up at a reasonable hour, have breakfast, then an hour of work; short break (15 minutes), then another hour of work. Ideally, you'd get 3-4 hours of work in before lunch. Take a good hour for lunch, going for a walk or doing something fun--something to refresh yourself. Continue working during the afternoon if you need to.

The toughest part is really going to be to make yourself do it through the feelings of "I don't want to". That's what this is all really about--not wanting to feel that feeling. The best way to deal with it though isn't to avoid it, but to take it head on. "I'm going to do it even if I don't feel like it." You actually say that to yourself: I'm going to do it anyway. I'm going to work hard this next hour then take a break. I'm going to get this done. Etc. Self-talk is SOOO important for finding and maintaining motivation when those feelings are there trying to detract you from your goals. It's also a matter of seeing that you have to CREATE motivation instead of just finding it.

Good luck! You can do this!!
Take a three to five day mini-vacation from your studies. And when you do get back to your studies try doing them in different places in the house. Try the front porch or the back yard. Other places, like a park or library may even work, too. The best thing about homeschooling is that you have the freedom to study when and where you would like to.
This is going to sound crazy--would you consider going to a local high school? If the goal is to finish, you may find more motivation in a different way by finishing at a local high school. You can't lose. You may be just bored of your current curriculum.
Break it down into steps. Give yourself a goal by a certain date, another goal by the next specific date, and so on. Write these goals down. Stay on schedule. Reward yourself each time you meet a goal, something just like a pat on the back, not a big thing. Maybe make dinner or a special dessert for your family to celebrate or something.
If you can't motivate yourself, how do you expect a bunch of strangers online to do it?

If you honestly want to get it done, then get it done. You don't mention if you're behind or on schedule at this point, you don't mention how much you have to do. If you have to be finished BY December, that's three months. Divide it into three parts and just do it. if you have time for breaks, great, take them. If you don't, then don't take them

Look at it this way, the rest of your life will be filled with things can you choose to do or choose not to do. However, this is the only time in your life you have to do this work.
Of course you're not motivated; you're at home! Get to school and you will do much better; homeschooling is a disaster more often than not.

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