Getting out of the funk. I figured it out, the trick is to go back and review the material in your notes. #$*&, what was that rule? I'm not sure I remember hearing that, but I must have, it's in my notes. Where the heck did all of this material come from? That's about how it went. The second thing I did was to force myself to get some exercise.
My friends will tell you that I don't do things halfway. My wife and I hiked the Grand Canyon from the north rim to the south rim in one day. 26 miles. My wife got a weekend off when several of our friends were planning on doing the hike. So I packed up my books and studied in the car on the drive to the north rim. My father agreed to come along to drive the car around to the south rim and meet us after the hike and my mother agreed to watch the kids for the weekend. This is something you should plan on doing during the semester. You don't have to take your school work with you and most people would recommend that you don't. In my case, I was just getting my drive back and didn't want to lose momentum or an entire weekend of studying. Furthermore, I only intended to study during the drive, not while we were there. So on Friday we drove to the north rim, hiked on Saturday and left for home on Sunday.
On Saturday morning we woke up at 4:30 am so that we could be on the trail by 5:00 am. We had approximately 26 miles to hike and didn't want to finish in the dark. It was a great hike and the scenery was spectacular. By 3:30 pm I was at the south rim of the Grand Canyon with a nice feeling of accomplishment that would keep me motivated during the weeks to come.