Study tiredness stems from the Words
you have skipped
and that you did not understand.
Here is, what you can experience as a student, when you pass over words, that you do not understand: You are happy and well pleased with your progress in the materials that you are currently in the process of reading, but suddenly you feel confused about what you just read. This is not really fitting together with what you read for a short while ago.
Well do you think - I continue - I wonder if the problem becomes clearer to me just in a moment or two and suddenly you sit and daydream or you find that you purely mechanical let your eyes glide over the text, but you see nothing of what is in the text. You may also feel absent or slightly hysterical and get a sudden urge to go to the toilet or drink a cup of coffee or do something else. This is the beginning of study fatigue.
Here is what really happened:
You missed a word, consciously or unconsciously – a word that you did not understand or that you understood wrong. You became slightly confused, because now the text no longer fits with what you just read before.
You made a decision not to confront ("turn the front against" or "face") your confusion but to solve it by turning you backs to it and just read on. It is a small defeat for you not to understand the text. Once you have given yourself enough defeats, you start to become tired of what you study. You have become study fatique.
This type of decision/option you have used before in your life. For example when you were afraid of somebody or something seemed scary for you and you were confused about the situation. Who has not tried to stand in front of an adult or a couple of older boys who looked threatening on one and you knew in your heart that the best solution was to turn around and to get away as quickly as possible? You sneaked away and ran as fast as you could and managed to get away. Slightly hysterical with beating heart you knew that you had handled the dangerous situation this time.
The solutions at that time, where you actually found it difficult to defend yourself, was often turning your back on the problems, to daydream, to pretend they were not there, to displace them, to run away.
These solutions that you selected at the time, are in full action to affect you right now, where you once again have decided not to confront your confusion or "the dangerous situation" and to not do anything about it. You are suddenly sitting and daydreaming, like back then, or you feel light hysterical as back then or you feel that the best solution is to get away as soon as possible.
Here is a suggestion for a better approach: Just confront, that you have been confused and that it may be due to a word, that you do not understand or that you have understood wrong. By doing this you put nothing in present time from the past. But you can stay in the present and concentrate on finding the word and get it cleared up.
You find that you sit and daydream or you feel confused or you want to do something else – "Ah ha you say to yourself, I must have gone past a word, which I do not understand. This problem will I solve".
1. "Where in the text went it well with my reading? – Oh yes – on page fifteen I understood the text very well but on page sixteen it began to go wrong."
2. Then you look at the end of the area where it still went well. Here you will find the word. Get it defined (resolved). Then read the text again from now on and notice that now you can understand, what used to be confusing for you.
If not - then there is another word, that you have not understood. Find it and get it defined too. Continue on so until you understand the whole text.