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When I started using a similar system I ran into the same issue with motivating myself when things were not staying on course. My solution was to change how I assessed things from a dont-break-the-chain approach to a percentage based system and adding additional life objectives. Using a spreadsheet, each day I'd track what objectives were achieved and ...


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The whole concept of Undergrad studies is to build a foundation in the body of knowledge you chose to study. It is rather a matter of discipline to determine the optimal balance between depth of a subject and getting better grades. As an undergrad, you are required to have good breadth rather than depth and the examination system would attempt to gauge your ...


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I think it's a mistake to use a regular chain in situations where you will have no choice but to break it, it will only discourage you. Instead, adapt the chain system to something that is still simple but suits your situation. If you honestly have days when you can not study, the chain only applies for days where you can. This depends on absolute certainty ...


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I agree that don't-break-the-chain (sometimes called the Seinfeld hack) can be very powerful, but only once you have a long chain to not break. So there's a catch-22 until then. And even with a chain built up you're always in a precarious situation where one bad day can precipitate many more bad days, where you fall down a slippery slope of "one more day ...


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First of all, make sure that you visualise your chain. I have found that such a visualistion motivates me personally immensely. Secondly, you should leave room for failure that is not in your hands. If war breaks out, you shouldn't be demotivated by breaking your streak. If you only need to study 1 hour a day, which is less than one eighteenth of your day, ...


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Personally I don't think there's anything strictly wrong with your approach as it shows a real thirst for knowledge (though I may be slightly biased as my University only allowed the highest marks for knowledge beyond the given syllabus). The way I see that issues could arise is if you have limited space in your memory for all of the information or you run ...



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