I’m currently doing contract work for a company on the east coast. I’ll get up early (6-7 am) and do a few hours of work (1-4 depending on what they need from me) then workout – I have a standing booking at my favorite yoga studio for 10am – and then I come back, shower/eat lunch, do another few hours of work – then do 2-3 hours of studying. I am prepping to apply for a science PhD program, so in order to qualify (I have a BA) I’m taking all the pre-reqs on Coursera. That platform breaks the learning up into very achievable lesson chunks. If you don’t need the credit – you can audit the classes for free! Success comes from sticking to my schedule, having reminders/timers, and having an accountability partner in my sister – we do 1-3 hours of work together daily to hold each other to our stated goals.
This can be quite difficult. Normally I will study in the afternoon, and take a short break to go for a run or do some yoga. However, if you have projects or tests in the near future, I would skip the workout for extra time to study.
I'm trying to wake up earlier to fit the workout in. It really helps get the body going. I haven't done it yet. For now it's the first thing I do when I get it, again it helps get things going 🙂
- How do you deal with guilt and shame when you really want to get out of bed and get everything done but you physically are not able because you need the sleep in order to recover from the previous day? This usually happens to me when I have a day off and need to use it to meet upcoming deadlines and catchup on things.
- How about you? What are you learning?
- What is your study schedule?
- What do you do when u can’t seem to focus?
- How can you come over procrastinations?
- How do I stay focused when I’m studying?
- If you have kids,what time do you prefer to learn?
- How do you best schedule your studying/classwork and avoid burning out and getting distracted?
- How can i stop random moments of self doubt/ random moments of feeling insecure?
- Do you have a way to focus when you don’t want to study and/or learn?