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The worst case scenario is when you're not being productive nor having fun. Take a day off (you've already lost many, so it won't matter much) and relax. Avoid thinking about studying and try to actually have fun. That's your 'rest day'; you can take one a week, as a reward for studying. It's hard to focus in working/studying when the objective isn't ...


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I would recommend that you look at "The Power of Habit" by Charles Duhigg if you are able. It contains advice on how habits and willpower work and how to make or break habits. Some tips from the book include: Marking a piece of paper every time you have the urge to act out a bad habit (if you have more than one you could use different symbols for each ...


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Little and Often One of the secrets of studying effectively is to do little and often. 10 minutes every day is more effective than 60 minutes one day and nothing the rest of the week. This is because you'll (1) retain more and (2) build up the habit of studying. Small Successes The other great secret is to start small. It is better to decide to study for ...


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I like Tachibana ian's answer. And greatly recommend what MÃ¥rten suggested. Break it down. You cannot chew it all at once. Actually just the magnitude will discourage you, when you see it from a high level. I'm a software engineer, your problem is something a lot of people face everyday in real life. I use excel sheets and trello.com to split bigger tasks ...


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Take charge! Get control! What I learned to do in the last stages of my engineering studies is this: As soon as I started a new course, I made a plan for it, what literature is there to read? What laborations are there? What exercises (if it's math)? Then I took this complete list of what there was to do and broke it down into manageable chunks. Now, ...



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