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Browsing the internet leads to spiralling activities. Most popular websites are designed to keep you browsing. You may think you'll just watch the cat video, but when it's finished, YouTube shows you nine other cat videos you can watch, and even before you're through the sidebar is full of tantalizing videos selected by the top machine learning algorithms to ...


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I started my productivity trying to do things in the long term like this, but I found that these week-long (or longer) goals tended to be an easy way to avoid the tasks at hand. So I decided it was time to focus on short-term productivity instead. I have been a big proponent of the Pomodoro method of 25/5 (25 minutes work followed by 5-minute breaks) and ...


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Pomodoro is an excellent, tool, but as you have noticed, the length of time you can focus may depend on time of day, day of the week, what you did the previous evening, how heavy a lunch you ate etc. So why not start a diary, and track your attention span over a couple of weeks, marking in these points. You may find you have a predictable cycle. I know ...


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Yeah, I also used to give these type of yearly exams where you had a break of almost 2 hours between two sessions of exams, so I can speak from experience. 1. Drink of plenty of water, but not so much that you need to use the washroom. Don't let your body dehydrate , you can even take a bottle of water with you in the examination hall, if that is ...


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One other thing. There is something you can do in the days preceding the exams. You can spend some time every day visualizing yourself in the exam, painting as positive a picture as you can. Associate this mental image of yourself in the future exam with some positive mental images of yourself, where you see yourself as very successful and happy. For ...


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For reference, when a special learner is given testing accommodations, the rule is a 5-minute break every 40 minutes. You could find out when it feels right to you to take a break by observing yourself during studying. At what point do you notice your productivity starting to go down? If it's, say, at the 110-minute point, then I would suggest planning to ...



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