|Studying Around Noise
||[May. 14th, 2005|08:47 pm]
The Question Club
I'm in my second-last year of high school and desperately trying to get the best marks I can to gain entrance into University. Getting good marks is really important to me (of course), so I study as hard as I can, and do my best when I'm writing essays and such.|
My marks are clearly not as important to my family.
They love to argue and air their dirty laundry (figure of speech, of course) right outside the study, and as much as I know they have a right to talk and argue and do normal people things, I'd love it if it wasn't right outside the door while I was trying to work, you know? No matter how often I ask them (well, at first it was asking, now it's a mix of begging and yelling) they won't move their discussion somewhere else or lower their voices. Furthermore, when my younger brother wants to play online games or chat to a friend, I have to let him use the computer no matter what I'm doing (which doesn't bother me unless I'm in the middle of something important - yesterday, I had an essay to finish by a certain time and, because he wanted to email a friend, I had to call my teacher and ask for an extension).
Perhaps it's just teen angst, but this is really getting to me; and I was wondering if you guys could offer me any tips on either reaching a compromise with my family on the issue, or, failing that, how to ignore loud noises/distractions and concentrate on what I'm doing? I'd be eternally grateful if you could.