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Go to the gym immediately after work, eat something a few hours after lunch and something right after work as well. When you get used to this, and when you are not hungry, it's not hard at all. Try to get a friend to go to the gym with, that way, you won't just have to tell that stupid excuse to yourself, you'll also have to tell it to your friend ;-) ...


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If you can find something interesting in the course you are learning, then obviously this is a positive that helps you, however for some people, studying is never going to be interesting. The key factor at this point is to realise that you need to be able to motivate yourself whether or not the material is interesting. In whatever career you end up in, some ...


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Rigid breaks in the middle of troubleshooting a problem (coding or otherwise) interrupt flow. I think Pomodoro is great for some things, but the underlying concept is more important than the exact minute by minute breakdown. Instead of a timer, I'd suggest planning ahead and working on X-page chunks at a time ... depends on the size of the book/font but 10 ...


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Forming a habit is the hard part. Commitment and perseverance is the key. Here I'll give some tips from my experience. Hit the Gym in the morning. That way you feel pumped up for the whole day and you'll be active and productive for most part of the day. Find a Gym mate so that you'll stop giving stupid excuses and your guilty conscious will get you up ...


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If going to the gym makes you more alert, try going to the gym before work. This will have some spin-off benefits, such as raising your metabolism and alertness at work, and possibly helping productivity in itself. Then study 4 evenings out of 5. Plan in a rest day, and check out Pomodoro for effective time management. And most importantly, if you find ...


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Pick one task and do it regularly. After you've got the habbit - start doing the other one as well. You don't have to go to gym everyday, btw. 2-3 times a week is OK. You don't have to study every day as well. And you don't have to do it at same days when you go to gym, obviously.


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It is important to be able to switch between focused and diffused mode of thinking. What you describe seems like a diffused mode - freely wandering between many website without any measurable process. This mode is also useful for creativity or relaxation, but not for learning. Few tips to get you focused: Make notes of what you read. Write down every url ...


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It's difficult to assess your situation solely from your post, but it sounds like you are overworked. It may be the result of the stress and extra 'work' from everything that happend last year. I'd suggest you first talk to your girlfriend and family. Explain them your problem and tell them that you'll be scheduling time for yourself for the next 2-3 ...


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This is not going to work for everyone but it might work for you. Try to be meta about study, collect your own study data and analyze the result of each of your study habits and methods. Compare the results and try to better results. By doing this you'll have a chance to build up a good studying habit and have fun doing it.



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