Don’t you have work to do? It’s all very well sitting here reading this, but those textbooks aren’t going to highlight themselves.
Sometimes it is rather difficult to get motivated. Fortunately, Anita Houghton is here to tell us how we can get something done. She has some concrete tips on how to focus yourself by turning “oughts” into “wants” and rewarding yourself for work (doi:10.1136/sbmj.d3220).
Actually you shouldn’t feel guilty about reading Student BMJ. We’ve got all sorts of good stuff here to help you pass your exams. For example, although stroke is commonly diagnosed in older people, it’s often overlooked in the under 65s. This month, Sabreen Ali and Krishnan Nair tell us how it can present and what juniors can do about it (doi:10.1136/sbmj.d2911).
When you do get around to doing some work: let’s say you are told to write an essay on patient confidentiality. It isn’t