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The importance of practice and repetition in learning
How to stay motivated and avoid burnout while learning
How to break down complex concepts into manageable parts
When facing procrastination, think of the process over the product.
Instead of thinking that you have to get X done, rather think to spend an hour on X. It is then not overwhelming, and doesn't require a long breakdown of tasks.
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This is the idea of breaking what you want to learn into concepts.
The goal is to learn each concept in a way that they each become like a well-known puzzle piece.
In order to master a concept, you not only need to know it but also to know ...
In order to avoid or break through illusions of competence, you should test yourself as you’re encountering new material.
Recall is a simple example of this mini-testing.
Once you have a basic understanding of what you are trying to learn, practice jumping back and forth between problems that require different techniques. This will solidify your understanding of the concepts by learning how to choose to apply them in various situations.
... have proven to be most beneficial to maintain continued progress and hold each other accountable. Finding the right group is key.
Take a couple minutes to summarize or recall material you are trying to learn.
It goes a long way to taking something from short-term memory to long-term learning.
There are many ways in which we can make ourselves feel like we have “learned” a concept.
Instead of highlighting or underlining, rather take brief notes that summarize keys concepts.
They are often talked about as helpful study techniques.
Try to make a deliberate effort to teach what you learn to someone else and, in doing so, you will likely be forced to explain concepts with relatable metaphors and analogies.
When learning, there are times in which you are focused and times in which you allow your mind to wander. Both modes are valuable to allow your brain to learn something.
Take regular breaks, meditate, think about other things, and give yourself plenty of time in both modes....
Do not spend too much time in one sitting going over the same material over and over again. The law of diminishing returns certainly applies. Spread it out over many sessions and over many different modes of learning.
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Instead of thinking an 8-, 6-, or 10-hour workday, split your day into four or five 90-minute windows.
That way, you will have on average 4 tasks you will get done a lot more efficiently. Take breaks between tasks to recharge.
The tasks in your list are not equal and often we have long-running to-do lists then feel overloaded every day. We should always be mindful to ourselves, burnout and exhaustion aren't things that happen overnight but rather slowly occur over time.
Instead of a to-do list, make a success li...
Dim the lights and turn off all screens at least an hour before bed.
10 minutes of a smartphone in front of your nose is about the equivalent of an hour long walk in bright daylight. Imagine going for an hour long walk in bright daylight and then thinking, “Now I’ll get some sleep...
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